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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...
What to Expect During Virtual Mediations

What to Expect During Virtual Mediations

At the start of 2020, very few people knew much about – let alone utilized – online meeting platforms such as Zoom. But the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdowns it brought worldwide changed all that. Seemingly overnight, business as well as private individuals were...
Finding Your Diamond In The Rough Mediator

Finding Your Diamond In The Rough Mediator

Are all mediators the same? I wonder how many lawyers think this is true or maybe they categorize us into a couple of groups: Super-experienced, go-to mediators; Retired Judges; and Everyone else I am challenging you to think beyond this paradigm. The first two groups...
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...