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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...
Med-Arb Baseball Style

Med-Arb Baseball Style

MED-ARB BASEBALL STYLE As a follow up to my last post on Med-Arb, I want to describe a new type of Med-Arb gaining popularity:  Med-Arb Baseball Style.  (Okay, I made up that name but it aptly describes this process.) In Major League Baseball...
MED-ARB

MED-ARB

Med-Arb!  The worst nickname ever … or maybe the best nickname ever because it quickly informs the reader of the basic concept.  Never fear, I have completed numerous med-arbs (one of the few mediators who actually has) and there are good reasons to use...
WHY WE LIKE THINGS TO REMAIN THE SAME

WHY WE LIKE THINGS TO REMAIN THE SAME

  Have you visited Disney World lately?  I just returned from a family vacation to the Magic Kingdom and I had such a strong sense of pleasure wandering from one favorite attraction to the next.  Flying with Peter Pan, floating on the boats of “It’s a Small...
MEANINGFUL MEDIATIONS WITH PRO SE PARTIES

MEANINGFUL MEDIATIONS WITH PRO SE PARTIES

Can you mediate with pro se parties … meaningfully? 40% of State Court litigants are pro se.  (“Pro se” means individuals or corporations who do not hire an attorney to represent them in the dispute)  20% of federal court litigants are pro...