AOI: Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Class Note Fall 2023
Resolving legal conflicts by way of shouting is not how Jayne Rizzo Reardon, ’83, handles things. But that wasn't always the case, and it took a particularly fraught negotiation early in her career to set her on a search for a better way to practice law.
Class Note Spring 2016
As a corporate attorney, Robbie Friedman, ’08, was familiar with what he describes as the “opaqueness” of legal billing. So he co-founded Viewabill, a startup based in Columbus, Ohio, in 2013. A cloud-based platform, Viewabill allows clients to see in real time how much a law firm is billing for its work.
Angela Allen, ’07, whose husband serves in the Michigan Air National Guard, and Jenner & Block, known for its pro bono efforts, have helped The Military Spouse JD Network (MSJDN) advocate for licensing accommodations for military spouses, including recognizing existing bar memberships across state lines.
@UMICHLAW Winter 2022
Dialogue, debate, and deliberation are words that are synonymous with the law school experience—but what about design? One of Michigan Law’s newest course offerings challenges students to apply design thinking and problem-solving skills to their own lives and careers in the law.
Cover Story Fall 2022
Traditionally, general counsels were relegated to a niche role that addressed the specific legal needs of an organization—such as overseeing litigation, executing contracts, or advising on legal risk. But the role has transformed during the past few decades, and has evolved from a narrow legal resource to the center of an organization’s creative problem solving.
Cover Story Spring 2021
When you arrived for a hearing at Michigan’s 36th district court before 2020, the most important question you might face was: where do you put your phone?
In Practice Fall 2020
As public interest in consumer genomics has exploded in recent years, Carla Newell, ’85, found herself at the center of the industry’s boom as the chief legal officer and chief risk officer at Ancestry, a leading family history and consumer genomics company.
“My overarching goal is to help transform mental health care worldwide. It’s broken everywhere, and it is a global problem,” says Craig Kramer, ’87, Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) first mental health ambassador. But raising awareness about and erasing the stigma of mental illness were not part of his plan as a Michigan Law graduate—nor was it where he started.
@UMICHLAW Winter 2019
At its annual meeting last May, the American Law Institute (ALI) approved a final draft of the Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, ending an eight-year project that began in 2010.
In Practice Winter 2019
How do you foster a diverse and welcoming environment for all people within the legal profession, particularly those at law firms? It’s a pressing question for the legal industry, and one that Michelle Silverthorn, ’08, is working to address.