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Student Feed Back

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

I recently received some feedback from students at a deposition training program I taught with some talented faculty members. While this is a shameless plug, it really makes me feel good about making a difference in the lives of others. When I teach, I do it with the intention to provide specific practical advice the […]

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Five signs that you haven’t properly prepared for mediation

| February 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

1. Your client thinks the mediator is going to decide the case, during the mediation. 2. Your client is not prepared to make tough decisions, during the mediation. 3. Your client gets angry at you, during the mediation. 4. Your presentation, during the joint session, sounds like it is being given by a fifth grader. […]

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Is Walking Out The Best Mediation or Negotiation Strategy?

Is Walking Out The Best Mediation or Negotiation Strategy?

| January 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The are times in mediation and negotiation when one party stops responding to the offers or counter offers of the other party and walks out. This halts the mediation / negotiation process and any associated discussions. Unfortunately, way too many people relish showing up with walking out as their first option. It seems that their […]

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4 Steps You Can Take To Reach Your Goals In The New Year!

4 Steps You Can Take To Reach Your Goals In The New Year!

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

When we welcome a new year, we do it with joy & enthusiasm!! Unfortunately, our joy and enthusiasm soon fade as the year progresses. But, there are four things we can do to help us maintain the same level of joy and enthusiasm we have on New Year’s eve: 1. Set your goals: Take a […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

| January 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and conflict free new year, today and every day!

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

| December 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

On behalf of my family, I wanted to wish all of you Happy Holidays! While the meaning behind this time of year is often blurred by presents and rushing around, we are brought back to the real meaning by all the good people we have in our lives.Thank you all for the reminder! Happy Holidays! […]

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Trust, Morality & Mediation

Trust, Morality & Mediation

| December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

I recently came across theTED.com video below which talks about the role Oxytocin plays in trust & morality.  The concepts in this video are very relevant to mediation and negotiation. Ultimately, as mediators, it is our job to work with the parties to build trust in an ethical & moral way which allows & facilitates […]

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How to argue on the internet and in mediation

How to argue on the internet and in mediation

| November 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

I recently read a post called “How to argue on the internet.” The post has some good suggestions about how to tone down our response to emotionally charged content on the internet. The approach suggested by the authors is sound and well thought out. It takes the personal attack out of the response. This is […]

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The KLT needed to avoid failure in mediation and negotiation

The KLT needed to avoid failure in mediation and negotiation

| November 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Just about every sales or business book you read talks about how people ultimately decide to do business with us because: They Know us They Like us They Trust us Yet, this concept seems to be lost on most of us attorneys. Unfortunately, most law school experiences teach attorneys to fight hard for their clients […]

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CONFLICT RESOLUTION DAY

CONFLICT RESOLUTION DAY

| October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

October 20, 2011 is Conflict Resolution Day!!! According to the Association For Conflict Resolution, Conflict Resolution Day was conceived in 2005 by ACR to: 1. Promote awareness of mediation, arbitration, conciliation and other creative, peaceful means of resolving conflict; 2. Promote the use of conflict resolution in schools, families, businesses, communities, governments and the legal […]

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