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CAN WORK BECOME FUN?
CAN WORK BECOME FUN? “DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” By Daniel H. Pink, Riverhead Trade (2011) A Post-It Note is likely within your... Read More

“BECAUSE IT FEELS SO GOOD WHEN I STOP!”
“BECAUSE IT FEELS SO GOOD WHEN I STOP!” There’s an old joke that goes something like this:  A man comes upon another man who is repeatedly hitting his thumb with a hammer.  When asked... Read More

"Prepare your client"
"Prepare your client"  Since mediation involves dynamics that may be unfamiliar to your client, it is wise to prepare them BEFORE the mediation.  Make sure you... Read More

LANGUAGE AS A TOOL OF NEGOTIATION....
LANGUAGE AS A TOOL OF NEGOTIATION.... ....The Use of First Names, Surnames and Titles All too frequently and from the very outset, participants at mediation adopt the practice of... Read More

“I THINK I’VE HEARD OF HEARSAY BEFORE…..”
“I THINK I’VE HEARD OF HEARSAY BEFORE…..” Mortgage foreclosure cases continue to clog Florida’s courts, and residential mortgage foreclosure programs continue to offer homeowners perhaps... Read More

In Praise of the Opening Statement
In Praise of the Opening Statement For whatever reason, I’ve been talking a lot lately about joint sessions and opening statements. I recently witnessed what may have been a game... Read More

How important is it to discuss Medicare issues with the other side...
How important is it to discuss Medicare issues with the other side... .....in advance of my mediation? Medicare liens are obviously an important part of preparing for your mediation.  Since it will likely... Read More

 “THE EYES ARE THE WINDOWS TO THE SOUL”
“THE EYES ARE THE WINDOWS TO THE SOUL”  “THE EYES ARE THE WINDOWS TO THE SOUL” Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) Whether because of travel expense or the difficulty of juggling... Read More

Understanding Family Dynamics: Part 2
Understanding Family Dynamics: Part 2 “How can I better understand family dynamics?” First understand family systems. Begin by reading, Family Ties that Bind by Roland W.... Read More

"Should I select an active trial lawyer to be my arbitrator?"
"Should I select an active trial lawyer to be my arbitrator?" Maybe.  Certainly trial lawyers can have the subject matter and analytical skills required to serve as effective arbitrators.  But you may want to... Read More

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