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Lost In Translation

It goes without saying that the key to resolution in mediation is communication. Everyone involved in a mediation must be able to understand what everyone else is saying in order for the process to work. When all participants are fluent in English, language...

Getting Past “No”

As any litigator who has represented clients in mediation knows, there can sometimes come a point in the process where the parties have dug in their heels, neither side will budge off its last settlement position, and the process is at a cross-roads. One path leads to...

We Can Learn a Lot From the Bee Gees

For those of you who are old enough to remember one of the greatest rock groups of our time, the Bee Gees, and for those of you of a younger generation who have discovered the music of that iconic band, you'll be familiar with the line from one of their greatest...

Is It a Duck or a Rabbit?

People being what we are, we often see things very differently from one another. What one person sees as an established and indisputable "fact," another person may see very differently, for a variety of reasons. A trial witness who is perceived to be totally credible...

A Perfect Example…

I've been talking about the advantages of Virtual Dispute Resolution for some time now. One of the most obvious, and important, is that it no longer matters where the participants are located. They can literally be located anywhere in the world, and can all be brought...

Can It Be a Year Already?

Can it really be a year already since the world turned upside down?? In many ways it seems longer, but at the same time it also seems like it was just a few months ago that we all first heard about this thing called "Coronavirus" that we thought would keep us "locked...