Binding Arbitration: Is It a Process Whose Time Has Come?

{3:12 minutes to read} For many years there has been a discussion in the mediation/arbitration community about when to choose [...]

Virtual Office Space – Is It for You?

{2:30 minutes to read} Most of my attorney/mediator colleagues maintain one or two offices, with a: Staff; Secretary; Legal assistant; [...]

Mediation Companies: Good for Business, or Bad for Mediation?

{2:54 to read} Recently, I was approached by two companies that call themselves nationwide mediation companies. They market themselves to [...]

Is Your Mediation Practice Narrow Focused or Big Picture?

{3:45 minutes to read} I recently had lunch with an attorney, and she asked me what my mediation practice was [...]

Should Mediators Draft Legal Agreements?

[Time to Read: 2 mins] For years, I've heard that some non-attorney mediators write their own settlement agreements. When I [...]

Ethnic Diversity in Divorce Mediation

The recent events regarding the Michael Brown shooting and protests in Missouri prompted me to think about how different cultural [...]

It’s Not What You Don’t Know, It’s What You Don’t Know You Don’t Know. – D. Rumsfeld

Was Donald Rumsfeld actually right? Maybe . . . A couple came to my office. The wife is an executive [...]

Want to Be a Better Mediator? Here Is How

The other night I had a late mediation. It was 9:00 p.m. I was tired and leaving the office. When [...]

How Not to Mediate!

When I was first trained as a mediator through an internship at NYU, I was sent to a government agency [...]

Happy Chinese New Year!

As we approach the Chinese New Year, I thought it would be timely to share a bit of philosophy with [...]