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Four Things to Know for Medical Marijuana Facility Applicants

December 13th 2017

Four Things to Know for Medical Marijuana Facility Applicants (LARA, Dec. 13, 2017) Lansing, MI – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will be ready to accept applications for medical marihuana facility licenses beginning this Friday, December 15, 2017. The department is prepared to accept applications for all license types – grower, processor, […]

Michigan Modifies Domestic Violence Laws

July 1st 2016

Michigan Modifies Domestic Violence Laws (Guest Blog, Lisa Schmidt, July 1, 2016) Lansing, MI – Domestic violence is a serious problem in family law. Whether there has been a conviction or not, the lasting effects of intimate partner violence can make any divorce, custody, or parenting time case far more emotional and difficult. The Michigan […]

Injunction Granted Against Ballot Proposal Gag Order

February 5th 2016

Injunction Granted Against Ballot Proposal Gag Order (Michigan Municipal League Press Release, Feb. 5, 2016) Ann Arbor, MI – U.S. District Court Judge John Corbett O’Meara today issued a preliminary injunction to stop the enforcement of a “gag order” provision in Public Act 269 that unconstitutionally was keeping school district and local government officials from […]

How to Change Your Name in Michigan

November 15th 2015

Local Lawyer Love: How to Change Your Name in Michigan (Erica Moise, Nov. 15, 2015)   I’ve been getting quite a few requests for information regarding how to legally change your name. If you don’t want to hire a lawyer, and you want to do it yourself, I’ve decided to publish the outlined process for […]

Ferndale Ballot Question Would Clarify…

October 14th 2015

Ferndale Ballot Question Would Clarify How Nominating Petition Signatures are Counted (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 14, 2015) Voters in Ferndale will be faced with a Charter Amendment proposal on the Nov. 3, 2015 ballot regarding the way signatures are counted on nominating petitions. The wording on the ballot says “This Charter amendment would modify the […]