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This Week in Mediation #892

July 28, 2021 - OUR 26TH YEAR!
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In This Issue:
Mediation and Lawyers • The Emotional Embrace • Who Should You Call When in Conflict? • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
Mediation and Lawyers
by Oran Kaufman
A common question at my initial free consultation with clients is, “Will I need to have a lawyer?” or, “Am I going to have to hire a lawyer?”
The Emotional Embrace
by Mordechai Rhine
One beautiful morning my toddler was playing in his Cozy Coupe toy car when it was time for me to take him to playgroup.
Who Should You Call When in Conflict?
by Janet Chance
Conflict Coaching, Conflict Consulting, Counseling or Mediation, what is the difference?
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  • Saratoga Springs Seeks Mediation With BLM Protesters After Explosive Meeting
    “I think we need some mediation. I would like to discuss this with the rest of the council and see how they feel, you know. But it seems like we need some professional mediation and that we can sit down and work through a professional mediator and figure out how we can progress forward.”
  • Mediation Specialist Shares Tips as Hawai?i's Eviction Moratorium Ends Soon
    The statewide eviction moratorium that has been in place since April 2020 will come to an end on Aug. 6. That could force many people financially impacted by the pandemic to find new housing when median home prices are hovering around a million dollars, and rental inventory is shrinking.
  • As Portland and Its Police Union Enter Mediation, Over 40 Topics Remain Unresolved
    An “unresolved issues” list filed that day with the state, obtained by WW, lists over 40 topics that remain unresolved between the two parties, including policy relating to body cameras, the city’s proposed discipline guide for officers, and Independent Police Review, which Portlanders voted to dissolve and replace with a new citizen-led board.
  • Supreme Court asks Kirloskar brothers to consider mediation
    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday maintained status quo on the family dispute related to assets of the Kirloskar group and asked the members of the 130-year-old corporate entity to try and settle the dispute through mediation rather than pursue litigation.

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