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Why You Should Select A Female Mediator

Why You Should Select A Female Mediator

Women make up an even smaller portion of the mediation community than they do the legal community. In the Eastern District of Missouri, the federal court boasts of 110 approved mediators and of that total, 17 are female (15% of total). Just for purposes of comparison,...
The Best of the Worst – To Zoom or to Mask?

The Best of the Worst – To Zoom or to Mask?

Attorneys are living in a virtual world these days, which includes mediating and arbitrating online. I have completed both mediations and arbitrations using ZOOM, but do we have an alternative? Well, one prudent alternative is to meet in-person in an adequately sized...
This Too Will End

This Too Will End

What do winter and the Covid 19 pandemic have in common?  They both seem like they will last forever.  But we all know both will end, I promise.  Here in St. Louis we can walk outside, using social distancing, and as I take full advantage...
Mediating Home Disputes

Mediating Home Disputes

Working from home presents some brand-new challenges:  your spouse is with you 24-7; your kids are home and attending school online; and you cannot leave the confines of your home.  So, this creates an opportunity to mediate some home-bound issues....
Same But Different

Same But Different

Virtual Mediation–Alternative Dispute Resolution has moved (kicking and screaming) into the virtual world.  My firm has handled over a dozen virtual mediations and arbitrations in the past few weeks and here is what we have learned:-Virtual mediation can...