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Mediation scores a goal at the world cup

Mediation scores a goal at the world cup

The US Women’s Soccer Team is fighting (and winning) two battles right now:  in France they are running and kicking a soccer ball with the most elite female players from around the world*; and in federal court in LA they are suing the US Soccer Federation...
EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATIO

EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATIO

What is this?  It has a nifty acronym (ENE) but what’s all the fuss? The attention is because the federal court in St. Louis is now using ENE in selected cases and, just as important, ENE really works. Here is the quick take:  ENE provides for...
Breaking Bread Together

Breaking Bread Together

BREAKING BREAD TOGETHER     The fascinating psychology behind mediation has given us another insight.  Sharing food from a common plate, sometimes called eating “family style” results in better and faster negotiations.  Researchers from...
How to Be Effective in Mediation-Podcast

How to Be Effective in Mediation-Podcast

You must listen to these podcasts!!!  Attorneys Gary Burger and Debbie Champion record a podcast entitled “Lawyer v Lawyer” and recently I was a guest discussing how to be effective in mediation.  There are three podcasts in total and I have...
Slogging Through Mediation

Slogging Through Mediation

My beloved hiking boots–I wore them hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and I treasure these boots and the trails we covered together.  But they also symbolize what happens to all of us at a mediation.  Many times mediation is a long, hard, uphill...