Achieving the Promise of Mediation
This article can be used as part of a pre-mediation intake process for family mediations. It suggests that parties prepare to communicate their needs, interests and feelings during mediation sessions, even though doing so may have been difficult in the past. This is an item that might be included in a pre-mediation packet of information.
But vs. And
In mediation as well as in other forums, these two, three letter conjunctions can do much more than simply coordinate! Consider Webster’s definition that the two clauses are of “equal importance.” Often, the use of but can make the two parts of the sentence very unequal!
Your IP May be More Valuable than Your Home
Since the 2005 downturn in the U.S. housing market, many have watched and been alarmed by the loss of value in their real property, but what about the value of intellectual property (IP)?