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1117

11/08/13

 

Stand Your Ground

 

 
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1116

11/01/13

 

Children and Divorce

 

 
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1115

10/25/13

 

Therapies for an Aging Population

 

 
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1114

10/18/13

 

Divorce: Simon Cowell’s Style

 

 
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1113

10/11/13

 

Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Laws

 

 
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1112

04/05/13

 

Conversation with Mayer Morganroth

Mayer “Mike" Morganroth has represented many high profile clients throughout his career.
John DeLorean, Coleman Young, Jack Kevorkian are just a few of the clients he’s represented.
On this edition of Due Process, our conversation with Morganroth about his career and what kinds of cases, people and issues he’s currently representing.

 
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1111

03/29/13

 

Life After Divorce

Donna Virkus is a divorced, single mother of two teenagers and knows firsthand the difficulty in saving a home from foreclosure.
Virkus is currently in her final year of law school and hopes to practice family law.
James P. Cunningham, is recognized both locally and nationally as a specialist in family law and matrimonial litigation.
Life after divorce is challenging for many reasons – emotional, and often times, financial.
On this edition of Due Process, our panel discusses enforcing divorce decrees and ways to make sure child support is paid and Virkus shares just how she saved her home from foreclosure.

 
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1110

03/22/13

 

Wrongful Termination

Joseph A. Golden’s practice is devoted to the representation of individual employees in wrongful discharge and workplace discrimination claims. He has lectured on programs dealing with employee rights issues throughout Michigan and the United States.
In December 2012, the state enacted a ‘Right to Work’ law.
BUT, what does it mean for you and the future of employment in the state?
On this edition of Due Process, Golden explains what ‘Right to Work’ really means.
AND, as the economy struggles to recover, many people find themselves on the unemployment line, how can you know if you were terminated wrongfully?
Our expert talks about your rights and what you can do.

 
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1109

03/15/13

 

Autism

Lisa Price and her husband Jim, the Detroit Tigers Broadcaster founded Jack’s Place for Autism.
Jack’s Place is dedicated to helping families cope with the everyday challenges of autism by providing support groups, a referral network, seminars, workshops and counseling for families.
Doug Berry is a founding board member at Jack’s Place.
The statistics are staggering. One in 88 children is born on the Autism spectrum. On this edition of Due Process, our panel of experts will define autism; discuss who’s most affected, what kinds of treatments are available and where families living with the disease can get some much needed help.

 
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1108

03/08/13

 

Financial Planning

Judge Debra Nance began her six-year term as Judge of the 46th District Court on January 1, 2013.
Prior to becoming a judge, Nance was an estate planning attorney.
Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, these documents are all part of the financial planning process. On this edition of Due Process, Nance explains what these documents do and why they are a necessary part of a complete estate planning package.

 
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1107

03/01/13

 

Domestic Violence

Ashley Lowe gave up her law practice in order to advocate for survivors of domestic violence and those who can not afford legal representation.
Professor Lowe regularly trains attorneys in domestic violence and family law.
Beth Morrison has been HAVEN’s President/CEO for over nine years.
Morrison has spent her career on the issues of domestic and sexual violence, having worked as a counselor, advocate, community educator, clinical supervisor, shelter manager and administrator.
On this edition of Due Process, our panel of experts defines domestic violence.
Our experts also explain what happens when a call to the shelter is made and what you can do if you suspect someone is a victim.

 
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1106

02/22/13

 

Kids & Prescription Drug Abuse

Lori Tallman is an attorney in Davison and in the fall of 2008 her son was involved in an incident with prescription drugs at school, which ultimately resulted in him being expelled.
This family’s story is not unusual.
5 million teenagers use prescription drugs to get high.
But why, the short answer – these drugs are easy to get.
On this edition of Due Process, Tallman tells her family’s story and what each and every parent should know and do to keep their family from becoming one of these statistics.

 
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1105

02/15/13

 

Elder Care

Gwendolyn R. Graddy-Dansby, M.D. is Medical Director of Henry Ford Health System's Center for Senior Independence.
Lynn Alexander is Vice President of Public Affairs for Presbyterian Villages of Michigan and serves in a dual role as President of ‘Your Aging Well Advisor’.
It’s something we cannot escape, the aging process.
On this edition of Due Process, our experts discuss the needs of our aging population as well as the many care options available.

 
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1104

02/08/13

 

Child Abuse

Lauren Furneaux’s daughter’s life was cut short when she was just 2 and half years old, while in the care of her stepmother.
Since Lily’s death, Furneaux started ‘Justice for Lily’, a group that raises money for child abuse awareness programs.
Cathy Weissenborn is the Board President of Care House of Oakland County.
The mission of Care House is to be a leading resource in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and the protection of children through advocacy, education, intervention, research and treatment.
On this edition of Due Process, an in-depth look at the different kinds of child abuse – physical, sexual, even emotional and what Care House works to do.
AND, Furneaux shares little Lily’s heartbreaking story.

 
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1103

02/01/13

 

Variety

Michelle Murphy’s daughter, Annabelle was born with a congenital limb difference and now uses a state of the art prosthetic hand.
A stay-at-home-mother, Michelle is passionate about working with Variety.
Edward Dabrowski, MD is Chief, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
He’s been involved with Variety-the children’s charity, since 1989.
On this edition of Due Process, a conversation about Variety, what they do for children and the one-of-a-kind Myo-Electric Center.

 
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1102

01/25/13

 

The IRS & You

Angelique Neal’s firm in Brighton concentrates exclusively in the practice of federal and state tax law. Neal worked for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for 6 years.
Wayne B. Titus is President and Founder of AMDG Financial in Plymouth. The firm offers financial, investment and tax planning services to businesses and families.
There are a lot of companies that say they can lower your taxes – but pay close attention to the fine print.
On this edition of Due Process, our experts explain the power of the Internal Revenue Service and what you need to know about your taxes.

 
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1101

01/18/13

 

Anti-Bullying

Kevin Epling and his wife Tammy have a very personal experience with Bullying.
Their son Matt committed suicide in 2002.
In December 2011, Governor Snyder signed Matt’s Law - the law requires Michigan school districts to develop policies on bullying.
On this edition of Due Process, Epling tells Matt’s story and what the couple is doing around the country, to raise awareness about the problem of bullying.

 
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1072

06/24/11

 

Environmental Law

David Uhlmann, head of the Environmental Law and Policy Program at the University of Michigan School of Law previously served as chief of the Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section for 7 years, where he was the top environmental crimes prosecutor in the United States.
Neil Kagan, senior counsel for the National Wildlife Federation, works on water quality issues nationally and in the Great Lakes states.
While the nation has witnessed the worst environmental disaster in US history in the Gulf, the Midwest has been dealing with a disastrous oil spill of its own. Questions about liability, accountability, repair and damage compensation abound, and are discussed with Due Process's panel of guests.

 
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1071

06/17/11

 

Young Detroit

Ross Sanders, CEO Bizdom U, which provides, free of charge to selected entrepreneurs, real-world training, mentorship, and support for those with a passion to build a growth-oriented, Detroit-based business
Matthew Clayson, Director, Detroit Creative Corridor Center. The DC3 is an entity supported by Business Leaders for Michigan and the College for Creative Studies, whose vision is to establish Detroit as a global center of creative business, creative innovation and creative talent.
Educated 20- and 30-somethings are flocking to live downtown in the country's largest cities, according to USA Today. Even in Detroit, where the population shrank by 25% since 2000, young and educated residents grew by 59%. We examine this trend and the corresponding young entrepreneurial spirit in the heart of Detroit.

 
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1070

06/10/11

 

Stem Cell Research

Jack Mosher, PhD., Assistant Research Scientist, U of M Center for Stem Cell Biology
Edward B. Goldman, J.D., Associate Professor, U of M, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Joe Schwarz, MD, Cure Michigan chair, former Congressman, State Senator
Researchers see it as having the potential to revolutionize medical treatment by diminishing, controlling or even curing life-threatening diseases and injuries. In 2008, voters overwhelmingly approved Proposal 2, making Michigan one of just three states that protect stem cell research in the state constitution, but legislative challenges are being mounted on both the state and federal level.

 
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1069

06/03/11

 

Right-Sizing Detroit

Joe Veryser, Associate Dean, LTU College of Architecture and Design, AIA Detroit President
Robert Piatek, Senior Vice President, HKS Architects, AIA Chapter Director
The Detroit Works Project describes the task of "right-sizing" as "an evolving roadmap designed to make Detroit work by creating a shared, achievable vision for our future". "Detroit by Design" is an event seeking to assist the city with this effort by bringing together architects, community and business leaders, public officials, allied professionals and other key stakeholders in the region. Within this context, the future of Detroit is discussed with a feature on Focus Hope's HOPE Village, as one example of an impoverished community being transformed by an interconnected web of opportunities, education and support.

 
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1068

05/27/11

 

Inside Out Prison Exchange Program

Lora Bex Lempert, Ph.D., Professor Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies, University of Michigan - Dearborn
Deputy Warden Scott Noble, Ryan Correctional Facility for Men
As part of a nationwide program, Inside Out is a unique, experiential opportunity for college students in criminal justice or related fields to take a series of courses with students on the inside of a correctional facility. It seeks to create opportunities for dialogue and transform ways of thinking about crime and justice, as well as expose inside students to the benefits of higher education and preparing them for life on the outside.

 
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1067

05/20/11

 

Jury Diversification

Judge Victoria Roberts, U.S. District Court
Stephanie Dawkins Davis, Executive Assistant US Attorney, US Dept of Justice
Although trial by jury is a fundamental right in our system of justice, a committee at the United States District Court in Detroit is working to ensure that a jury of ones peers is truly a practice not merely a right.

 
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1066

05/13/11

 

Estate Planning, Pet Trusts

Elizabeth Carrie, Barris Sott Denn & Driker PLLC
Robert E. Kass, Barris Sott Denn & Driker PLLC
One of the main goals of estate planning is to provide for loved ones. For many, "loved ones" includes pets. While many merely ask a friend or relative to look out for their pet, they aren't legally obligated unless an estate plan has been set up. Due Process experts look what this might entail and why it is important.

 
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1065

03/04/11

 

Barbara McQuade

 
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1064

02/25/11

 

Social Media

 
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1063

02/18/11

 

Foreclosures

 
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1062

02/11/11

 

Medical Marijuana

 
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1061

02/04/11

 

Bankruptcy

 

 
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1045

04/09/10

 

General Practice Law

David Mendelson, Law Offices of David Mendelson
Attorneys Henry Baskin and David Mendelson discuss the rights and responsibilites of everyday law practice.

 
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1060

03/19/10

 

Domestic Violence

Beth L. Morrison, President/CEO of HAVEN
Honorable Lisa Gorcyca, 6th Judicial Circuit Court Judge
Julie Bingham, Domestic Violence Survivor
The problems of domestic violence are discussed. Henry Baskin is joined by Judge Lisa Gorcyca and the president of HAVEN, a support and retreat center for abused women.

 
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1059

03/12/10

 

Employment Law

Patricia Nemeth, Nemeth Burwell, PC
Kathleen L. Bogas, Law Offices of Kathleen L. Bogas PLLC Attorneys & Counselors
Barbara E. Allushuski, President, Right Management
Rising unemployment is effecting everyone. From job sharing, to reducing benefits, to retraining, Henry Baskin and guests discuss the strategies and opportunites to help cope with this state-wide problem.

 
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1058

03/05/10

 

Environmental Law

James L. Newman, CEM, LEED® AP, ASHRAE OPMP, Newman Consulting Group, LLC, Consultants for Energy-Efficient & Sustainable Buildings
Saulius K. Mikalonis, Plunkett Cooney
Bob Mattler, JD, Associate GREEN Broker, LEED AP Armada Real Estate Services
Green technology and building has changed both commercial and residential construction. Issues of mold, lead, radon, indoor air quality, LEED certification and tax credits for conservation are discussed by Henry Baskin and expert guests.

 
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1055

02/19/10

 

Criminal Law

Jeffrey L. Edison, Law Office of Jeffrey Lee Edison
Robyn B. Frankel, Law Office of Robyn B. Frankel
Shelli Weisberg, Legislative Director, ACLU of Michigan
Michael D. Thomas, Saginaw County Prosecutor
A shocking increase in violent juvenile crime is impacting our state. Henry Baskin and guests discuss this trend and the question of sentencing juveniles as adults.

 
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1054

02/12/10

 

Bankruptcy

Stuart Gold, Gold Lange & Majoros PC
Michael D. Lieberman, Lieberman Gies & Cohen PLLC
With the looming economic downturn, bankrupcty issues are effecting everyone. Attorney Henry Baskin and guests discuss challenges and opportunities when faced with this growing problem.

 
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1053

02/05/10

 

Divorce Mediation

Ronald M. Bookholder, Law Offices of Ronald M. Bookholder
Antoinette R. Raheem, Law & Mediation Offices of Antoinette R. Raheem PC
Robert E. Erard, Ph.D., Psychological Institutes of Michigan, PC
Mediation in divorce proceedings can result in less confrontation and lower attorney fees. Henry Baskin and guests look at how this approach is becoming more widely accepted and practiced.

 
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1052

01/29/10

 

Securities Law / Stockbroker Misconduct

Anthony V. Trogan, Anthony V. Trogan PLLC
Eric A. Michaels, Saretsky, Hart, Michaels & Gould PC
Patrick J. Broderick, President, Lifekeepers
From inadequate risk disclosure to excessive trading, to outright fraud, attorney Henry Baskin and guests examine stockbroker misconduct.

 
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1051

01/22/10

 

L. Brooks Patterson

L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson joins Henry Baskin for a frank discussion on the many issues facing our state. From state budgets, to mass transit, to relocation the prisoners of Gitmo, Mr Patterson shares his insights on issues that affect us all.

 
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1050

01/15/10

 

Personal Injury

Steve M. Gursten, Partner, Michigan Auto Law, Gursten, Koltonow, Gursten, Christensen & Raitt, PC
Timothy M. Lessing, Freedman, Lessing, Kutinsky & Freedman, PC
Michigan’s No Fault Law has never been more complicated, or challenging. Henry Baskin and guests explain the realities and ramifications of our insurance policies.

 
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1049

01/08/10

 

Immigration Law

N. Peter Antone, Immigration Attorney, Antone Casagrande & Adwers PC
David Koelsch, Assistant Professor, Immigration Law Clinic, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Have our immigration policies gone too far? Thousands of educated professionals are being kept out of the country. Henry Baskin and guests discuss the question of our stance on immigration is actually hurting the country.

 
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1047

12/25/09

 

Intellectual Property

Mark A. Cantor, President, Brooks Kushman PC
Marjory G. Basile, Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone PLC

From downloading music, to sharing videos, to licensing software, every day issues of intellectual property are discussed.

 
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1044

12/18/09

 

Consumer Protection

Dani K. Liblang, Liblang & Associates, PC
Robert B. Dorigo Jones, Foundation for Fair Civil Justice
Terry J. Adler, Terry J. Adler PLLC, Michigan State Bar Consumer Protection Section Immediate Past Chair

In the past 10 years, Michigan's Consumer Protection Act, has gone from one of the nation's best, to one of the worst. Join attorney Henry Baskin and guests for a frank discussion of this disturbing trend.

 
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1056

12/11/09

 

Kym Worthy

Kym L. Worthy, Wayne County Prosecutor
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, joins Henry Baskin to discuss the Prosecutor's Office budget, the rise in juvenile crime, and elder abuse.

 
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1042

12/04/09

 

Legal Aid

Gina Polley, LADA Managing Attorney, Civil Law Group
Torrey Smith,
LADA Staff Attorney
Yvette Evans, Neighborhood Law Clinic member
Angela Davis,
Neighborhood Law Clinic member
Taylor Brantley,
Neighborhood Law Clinic member

Henry and guests take an indepth look at a Legal Aid program, that teaches young people leadership and advocacy skills by exposing them to the fundamentals of our legal system.

 
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1043

11/27/09

 

Entertainment Law

Howard Hertz, Entertainment Lawyer, Hertz Schram PC
Michael A. Novak, Giarmarco Mullins & Horton PC
Thomas Weschler, Photographer /Author

A fascinating look at the legal issues of Entertainment Law. From sports to music to Michigans burgeoning film industry, Henry Baskin and guests discuss the legalities behind the Law of Entertainment.

 
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1046

11/20/09

 

Treatment Court

Honorable Wendy Potts, Chief Circuit Judge, 6th Judicial Circuit Court
Shea Pounder, Adult Treatment Court Graduate
Pamela L. Davis, Manager of Court Services, 6th Judicial Circuit Court - Family Division

This powerful program takes an indepth look at the Adult Treatment Court and its effectiveness at addressing adult felony offenders.

 
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1041

11/13/09

 

Geoffrey Fieger

Geoffrey Fieger, Fieger Fieger Kenney Johnson & Giroux PC

Attorney Henry Baskin goes one-on-one with the often controversial and always intriguing Geoffrey Fieger.

 
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1033

02/06/09

 

Modifying Divorce Judgments

James P. Cunningham, Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett, P.C.

Veronica R. Leonard, Annette J. Benson & Associates P.C.

David Wm. Ruskin, Attorney, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee

The current economic climate has made some divorce judgments challenging to fulfill. Host, Henry Baskin and guests discuss possible ways to modify existing settlements including an evaluation of personal bankruptcy as it relates to divorce.

 
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1038

01/30/09

 

Legal Aid

I.W. Winsten, Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Deierdre L. Weir, President & CEO, Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc.

Valerie Newman, Assistant Defender, State Appellate Defender Office

Many of those that most desperately need legal assistance cannot afford it. Henry Baskin and guests explore the critical need for services as well as those resources available such as the Detroit Legal Services Clinic. A look at the appeals process is also examined with the aid of a public defender.

 
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1037

01/23/09

 

Wrongful Termination

Megan Bonanni, Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, River & Golden (plaintiff)

Margaret Carroll Alli, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PLLC (defense)

Mary Ellen Kreski, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor (employment)

Job loss through termination or layoff is especially painful in challenging economic times. Henry Baskin and experts explore instances of wrongful termination and the possible legal remedies as well as how to proceed with life after termination.

 
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1036

01/16/09

 

Health Care Reform

Monica P. Navarro, Frank, Haron, Weiner and Navarro

David L. Haron, Frank, Haron, Weiner and Navarro

Doug Welday, Exec V.P., Chief Financial Officer, Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.

Rising health care costs are one of many signs our health care system needs reform. Host Henry Baskin and guests discuss systems in other countries and consider what might contribute to a solution in the U.S.

 
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1035

01/09/09

 

Juvenile Justice

Kelly Ramsey, Chief Referee, 3rd Judicial Circuit, Family Division,
Juvenile Section

Maryann Bruder, Attorney, Michigan Children's Law Center

Robert Heimbuch, Chief Juvenile Court Division, Wayne County
Prosecutor’s Office

Juvenile delinquency and neglect are often interdependent with systemic causes. Henry Baskin and guests explore remedies that require commitment and accountability of all parties involved with a special emphasis on specialized programs to address early deliquent behavior.

 
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1034

01/02/09

 

Internet Privacy & Security

Patrick Corbett, Professor of Criminal Law, Thomas ME. Cooley Law School

Susan Crawford, Professor of Internet Law, University of Michigan

John Smyntek, Journalist

Balancing privacy, security and public safety with first amendment freedoms of speech, information and e-commerce is the constantly evolving legal terrain Henry Baskin explores with a panel of experts.

 
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1032

12/26/08

 

Criminal Defense

Steven Fishman, Attorney

Host, Henry Baskin and guests discuss recent high profile criminal defense cases as well changes in the practice of criminal defense law.

 
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1040

12/19/08

 

Driving Under the Influence

Douglas K. Oliver, Criminal Defense Attorney
Jason D. Pernick, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Oakland County Prosecutor's Office

Lt. David G. Livingston, Troy Police Department

Richard Rondeau, Executive Director, MADD S.E. Michigan

Michigan's DUI laws are some of the toughest in the country. With experts from law enforcement, the courts and MADD, Henry Baskin examines the rights, responsibilities and rehabilitation of those accused, including a discussion of the recently enacted Heidi's Law.

 
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1031

12/12/08

 

Domestic Violence

Troy D. Tipton, Attorney
Ashley E. Lowe, Assistant Professor Cooley Law School, Director Family Law Assistance Project

Patricia Wilkerson-Uddyback, MD, Chief Emergency Medicine, Harper Hospital

Survivors of domestic violence come from all socio-economic classes, educational levels, races, cultural backgrounds, and ages. With a special guest from emergency medicine, host Henry Baskin and guests explore the legal remedies for victims as well as resources for help.

 
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1030

12/05/08

 

Freedom of Information Act

Brian Dickerson, Detroit Free Press
Herschel P. Fink, Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Although the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ensures public access to government records, challenges in obtaining them occur. Host Henry Baskin and guests explore the intricacies of the act's implementation.

 
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1029

11/28/08

 

Wrongful Conviction

Marla Mitchell, Professor, Co-Director Cooley Innocence Project
David A. Moran, University of Michigan Clinical Professor of Law

The Cooley Innocence Project has been credited with the release of wrongfully accused prisoners through the use of DNA evidence. The new University of Michigan Innocence Clinic will work to do the same in cases where DNA evidence is unavailable. Host Henry Baskin and guests discuss both programs and some reasons for the alarming occurence of wrongful conviction.

 
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1039

11/21/08

 

Divorce and the Internet

Jessica R. Woll, Woll & Woll, PC
Norm Nickin, President, National Security Service
David Findling, Partner, Findling Law Firm

The internet has changed communication, information gathering and business. It has also impacted divorce investigations. Host Henry Baskin and guests examines the emerging areas of "e-discovery" and digital forensics, including asset investigations.

 
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1027

11/14/08

 

Helping Kids with Divorce

Armand Velardo, Managing Partner, Ruggirello Velardo Novara & Ver Beek PC
Mark Sherbow, Referee, Oakland County Circuit Court, Family Division

Host Henry Baskin and guests discuss the challenges children face during a divorce and ways to help them through the life-altering event.

 
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1026

11/07/08

 

Medical and DNA Evidence

Werner Spitz, MD, Professor of Pathology, Wayne State University
Eric J. Smith, Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney

The mysteries of medical and DNA evidence are revealed when Due Process host Henry Baskin speaks with world-renowned forensic pathologist, Dr Werner Spitz about his career as Chief Medical Examiner for Wayne and Macomb counties as well as an expert witness on numerous high profile cases nationwide.

 
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1025

10/31/08

 

Elder Law

Lynn Alexander, Your Aging Well Advisor
Douglas G. Chalgian,Certified Elder Law Attorney, Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices PLLC
Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D., ABPP, Director, Institute of Gerontology at WSU

Over 12 percent of our population is over 65. With projections indicating it will increase to 20% by 2030, host Henry Baskin and guests discuss some of the legal challenges associated with the aging process, resources available for assistance and current research on aging.

 
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1024

10/24/08

 

Medical Malpractice

David Christensen, Charfoos & Christensen, P.C.
John Patrick O'Leary, Blake, Kirchner, Symonds, Larson, Kennedy & Smith, PC

The changing legal environment for medical malpractice claims in Michigan is discussed with experts in the field and host, Henry Baskin.

 
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1023

10/17/08

 

Estate Planning

Randall A. Denha, Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, PC
Dustin S. Foster, Bernick, Omer, Radner & Ouellette PC, Visiting Professor Thomas M. Cooley Law School
John C. Prebay, Private Wealth Advisor, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

It's not just for the wealthy. Due Process host, Henry Baskin and guests discuss the need for an estate plan for everyone, as well as some of the components involved, with a special emphasis on financial and tax implications.

 
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1022

10/10/08

 

Adoption and Family Building Law

Monica Farris Linkner, Monica Farris Linkner, PC
Lauran F. Howard, Chief, Adoptions and Juvenile Support Services, Oakland County Circuit Court
Jennifer Essary, Attorney, Alternative Reproductive Resources

With over 1 in 8 American couples of childbearing age experiencing infertility, many choose adoption or medical assistance to build their families. Host, Henry Baskin talks with guests about the various legal aspects involved.

 
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1021

10/03/08

 

ACLU of Michigan

Kary L. Moss, Executive Director, ACLU of Michigan
Mary Bejian, Deputy Director, ACLU of Michigan

Due Process host, Henry Baskin, talks with the Executive Director of the ACLU of Michigan about issues related to our civil liberties, on both the local and national level as well as Michigan's new voter ID law and voting rights.

Click Here for the ACLU Voter Empowerment Card

 
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1020

03/14/08

 

Media and the Law

Denise Ilitch, President Ilitch Enterprises, Publisher Ambassador Magazine
Dennis Archer Jr., President Archer Corp Services, Publisher Ambassador Magazine

Denise Ilitch and Dennis Archer, Jr. discuss the intricate relationship between the media and the legal system.

 
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1019

03/07/08

 

Traffic Violations

Honorable Julie A. Nicholson, Judge, 52nd District Court
Jose Fanego, Criminal Defense Attorney

From traffic stops to the process of the courtroom, Henry Baskin and guests discuss your rights and responsibilities in traffic court.

 
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1018

02/29/08

 

School Law

Laura Athens, Attorney and Mediator
Christine Piatkowski, Attorney

Is your child safe in school? Issues of safety, privacy and school discipline are discussed by a panel of legal experts specializing in School Law.

 
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1017

02/22/08

 

Personal Protection Orders

Honorable Leo Bowman, Circuit Court Judge, Family Division
Traci Rink, referee, Oakland County Friend of the Court

The laws that can protect you from being hit, threatened, harassed or stalked by another person are discussed. The panel examines the process as well as the practical applications of PPO’s and gives advice on how to protect yourself from violence.

 
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1016

02/15/08

 

Search & Seizure

Honorable David M. Lawson, United States District Court Judge
Tom Cranmer, attorney, Miller-Canfield

The issues surrounding the 4th amendment are investigated by local experts. From police searches to counter-terrorism, the panel will discuss the legalities of when the government has the right to invade your privacy and search for evidence.

 
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1015

02/08/08

 

Anatomy of a Trial

George Googasian, Former President State Bar of Michigan
Elbert Hatchett, senior member, Hatchett Dewalt & Hatchett P.C.

A behind the scenes look at the actual workings of the legal system are examined by Henry Baskin and prominent Detroit attorneys.

 
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1014

02/01/08

 

Wrongful Termination

Debbie Gordon, attorney, Deborah Gordon P. C.
Donald J. Gasiorek, attorney, Gasiorek, Morgan and Greco P.C.

With 250,000 wrongful terminations a year, getting fired is not as rare as you might hope. Local experts discuss the intricacies of this matter and your legal options.

 
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1013

01/25/08

 

Landlord/Tenant Rights

Rachel Tucker, attorney, Joelson Rosenberg P.C.
Scott Galloway, attorney, Galloway Collens P.C.

The rights and responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants are discussed with area attorneys. From clean housing to payments to evictions, you need to know your basic agreements and obligations.

 
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1012

01/18/08

 

Wills and Trusts

Gina Torielli, Professor and Director of the Graduate Tax Program, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Mike Hughes, attorney, Booth Patterson P.C.

Issues of estate planning are discussed. Henry Baskin and guests answer questions on legal and practical considerations of income tax, federal gift tax, estate tax, the disposition of property, life insurance and more.

 
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01/11/08

 

Elder Law

Kim O’Leary, Director, Sixty Plus Elderlaw Clinic and Professor of Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Thomas V. Trainer, attorney, Kemp Klein P.C.

Estate Planning, long-term care, Medicaid and home issues for the elderly are discussed.

 
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11/09/07

 

Immigration

Dorothy (Dot) Basmaji, Vercruysse, Murray & Calzone
David Paruch, Law Offices of David H. Paruch

Eleven million undocumented immigrants live in the U.S. Due Process Host Henry Baskin and guests clarify immigration law, who and what these laws cover, and how the immigration debate affects Michigan households.

 
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11/02/07

 

Attorney General Mike Cox

Mike Cox, Michigan Attorney General

State Attorney General Mike Cox joins host Henry Baskin to discuss the various programs and initiatives in place to protect the people of Michigan.

 
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10/26/07

 

Social Security

Norton J. Cohen, Miller Cohen, P.L.C
Frances Heimes-Savickis, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration

Social Security is essential to the retirement security of many Americans. Host Henry Baskin and guests discuss the intricacies, as well as your rights and responsibilities within the Social Security Program.

 
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10/19/07

 

Broker Liability

Steven Ribiat, Shareholder, Butzel Long
A. Michael Palizzi, Senior Principal, Miller Canfield

Millions of investors have lost their life savings and retirement assets due to broker fraud. Theft, lying, deceit, churning, unauthorized transactions, unsuitable investments and other acts of greed all contribute to the problem. Due Process Host Henry Baskin and guests help viewers how to protect themselves from this problem.

 
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10/12/07

 

Whistleblower Suits

David L. Haron, Frank, Haron, Weiner & Navarro
Mark R. Filipp, Kemp Klein Law Firm

Do you, or someone you know, work for someone who is involved in inappropriate actions or behaviors? Have you ever considered telling someone about it, but don’t for fear of being fired...or worse? Henry Baskin and Guests discuss the new Laws for Whistleblowers, as well as the rights and responsibilities of those affected.

 
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10/05/07

 

Medical Malpractice

David W. Christensen, Charfoos & Christensen, P.C.
Suzanne T. Hall, Plunkett Cooney, P.C.

Rising Health Care costs, professional inconsistencies and frivolous lawsuits make for a very complicated and costly situation. The state of Medical Malpractice in Michigan is discussed with experts in the field and host Henry Baskin.

 
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09/28/07

 

DUI

Neil Rockind, Esq., Rockind & Liss
John R. Slevin, Chief of District Court Division, Oakland County Prosecutors Office

Due Process host Henry Baskin and guests discuss Michigan’s alarming drunk driving statistics and explore the rights and responsibilities of those accused.

   
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09/21/07

 

Bankruptcy

Rose Marie Brook, J.D., Fabrizio & Brook, P.C.
Jim Frego, Frego & Brodsky, P.L.C.

Due Process host, attorney Henry Baskin, talks with experts about the ins and outs of bankruptcy in Michigan – how the new bankruptcy laws are impacting the rate of bankruptcies filed in Michigan, and what is the impact on consumers and creditors.

   
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09/14/07

 

Divorce and the Economy

David Mendelson, Law Offices of David Mendelson, P.C.
Lisa Ritchie, Zivian & Ritchie, P.C.
Due Process host, Henry Baskin, talks with guests/attorneys David Mendelson and Lisa Ritchie about how Michigan’s changing economy has affected divorce filings, battles and settlements.

   
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09/07/07

 

Foreclosure

David Trott, Esq, Trott & Trott, P.C.
Nina Rodriguez, Southwest Housing Solutions
With the alarming rise of foreclosures in Michigan, Host Henry Baskin and guest experts discuss strategies to save your home.