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JULY 2017

Featured Articles 

Divorce Lawyers: 5 Little Known Things You Need To Know
by Vicki Shemin
There is an inescapable fact: the relationship between a divorce attorney and a client is, at best, a business relationship.

Did They Teach You This In Law School?
by John Sturrock
I recently attended the annual American Bar Association Dispute Resolution conference in San Francisco. Several themes emerged (for me) as fairly critical for modern lawyers. Here’s a top ten.

The Wisdom of Native Americans
by Joe Epstein
Native American wisdom focuses on healing wounds, and bringing peace through good feelings, not fear. While mediations are focused principally on legal issues, Native American wisdom teaches us to be mindful of a person's emotional damage as well.

Mediating Disputes as a Reliable and Protective Life Hack
by Michael Toebe
Do we realize the pain-relieving, cost-effective remedy that mediation can be in our everyday lives and do we look at mediators the same as we do other trusted service providers we use?

Need Help Getting Your Spouse to the Negotiating Table?
by Eileen Coen
What happens when you want to use mediation for divorce, but your spouse doesn’t? It’s a fairly common situation, but not a hopeless one. 

Mediation in the News

Florida Mediators in Fiery Debate Over Credentialing
Mediators across Florida are used to resolving heated disputes — but this time, the argument is amongst themselves. The two groups at loggerheads: those who believe everyone mediating cases filed in state courts should be certified by the Florida Supreme Court, and those who are vehemently opposed to that idea.

What does neighbor-to-neighbor mediation mean for a city?
Taking complaints from cops and courts and putting the people behind them in rooms with mediators is more effective, saves time and money for taxpayers in the long term and leaves both sides happier.

Mediators provide boost to the court system
“They really do save the court a lot of time . . . and it’s not just here. It’s throughout the state of Florida.”

Mediation: dragging your feet will cost you in UK
Parties receive considerable encouragement by the courts to mediate. Recent Court of Appeal decisions reinforce that approach.

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Featured Blog Posts

Reality Testing: The Right Dose at the Right Time
by Bernard Morrow

The Global Pound Conference Reaches Its Conclusion: User Focus Is Now Mainstream
by Michael Mcilwrath

Conscious and Unconscious Thinking in Mediators 
by Jennifer Shack

5 Counter-intuitive Conflict Resolution Habits Worth Developing
by Tammy Lenski

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