Can Arbitration Be Saved?
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Can Arbitration Be Saved?

I preface this post with the disclosure that in my practice I serve both as an arbitrator -- AAA administered and privately administered -- and as an advocate in arbitration.…

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The Mediator’s Role In Positional Bargaining, Part 1
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The Mediator’s Role In Positional Bargaining, Part 1

In spite of an acknowledged preference for interest-based "principled" negotiation, I acknowledged in my previous post that every civil mediation eventually becomes a positional battle.  This is largely because virtually…

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Amazing Face Reading
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Amazing Face Reading

At a recent meeting of a trade group, the lunch time speaker was Mac Fulfer, a lawyer and professional face reader. So what is a face reader and why am…

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