narrative mediation
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narrative mediation

For the past 18 months or so, I have been studying and trying to implement in my mediation practice, techniques from a “discipline” called Narrative Mediation. Narrative Mediation is not…

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how to win every mediation
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how to win every mediation

Any article on winning must start by defining the term. Unlike most of what we do as litigators, mediation never results in an absolute “win.” Some settlements feel more like…

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The Power Of Apology

In my experience, apologies in business or civil litigation mediation are the exception not the rule.  There may be good reasons for this but you should never underestimate the potential…

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Power In Negotiation
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Power In Negotiation

Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying that "Necessity never made a good bargain!" In his wonderful book, Practical Negotiating, Tom Gosselin contends that "In negotiating, power is a function of…

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Exciting New Alternatives For Claims Resolution
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Exciting New Alternatives For Claims Resolution

Resolving commercial and construction disputes is expensive. According to one source, 98% of commercial disputes are resolved prior to trial or arbitration. However, most are not resolved until the parties…

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