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GUESS WHO’S COMING TO MEDIATION

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO MEDIATION

“Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” was a groundbreaking movie focusing on an interracial love story. Who were the suburbanite parents expecting their daughter to bring home to dinner in this 1967 movie?  Unmet expectations make for a great story, but they do not make for...
Do Your Homework – Get to Know Your Mediator

Do Your Homework – Get to Know Your Mediator

That mediation is usually a quicker, more efficient, and cost-effective alternative to litigation is widely accepted by lawyers. But what many lawyers may not know is that the skills of mediators – especially in Missouri – can vary to a significant degree. So, if...
The Myth Of ‘Splitting the Baby’ In Arbitration

The Myth Of ‘Splitting the Baby’ In Arbitration

I am an advocate of arbitration, and this is why: Giving the parties a faster, cheaper, and certain decision has great value in the right situation. Critics of arbitration argue that arbitrators “split the baby,” meaning that arbitrators never rule all the way for one...
Moving Forward As An Attorney In The Pandemic

Moving Forward As An Attorney In The Pandemic

2020 was a year of slowing down. Everyone’s day-to-day life – no matter your profession or where you live – looks drastically different today than it did a year ago. In my industry, lawyers have had to mourn the loss of sometimes the most rewarding parts of their job...