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Online Dispute Resolution in a Post COVID-19 World

Online dispute resolution, both arbitration and mediation, are now available even from home. For some time, mediators and arbitrators have been using video conferencing to resolve disputes between people from different area codes, cities, states and countries. Recently, I conducted a mediation between a party from Africa and another from Detroit. Both attorneys were in […]

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Breaking the First Offer Logjam in Mediation

Recently, in a mediation training, a new mediator asked me what to do when a defendant is unwilling to submit an offer because they are convinced the case will be thrown out of court. The following technique was designed for mediators, but it can also be effective for lawyers in negotiations when their own client is reluctant to […]

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