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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...
Virtual Mediation Technology Glitches

Virtual Mediation Technology Glitches

We are soooooooooo dependent upon our technology during this pandemic. Most of my communication with co-workers and attorney-colleagues is through email and text. Even phone calls with my smart phone (which sometimes seems too smart… like creepy smart) have become...
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...
COFFEE WITH A SIDE OF KINDNESS

COFFEE WITH A SIDE OF KINDNESS

Starbucks holds a special place in my heart; I am a regular coffee drinker and by now my local store knows not only my name, but also my dog’s name.  The other day I was in line ready to order and overheard the customer in front of me laughing about her...