By Steven G. Mehta I am pleased to announce that I was recently interviewed by the Central Valley Business [...]
I recently was reviewing my twitter and facebook posts and saw one from my colleague, Don Philbin, regarding settlement offers. Don, thank you for pointing my attention to this post. I have copied it here for review.
By Steven G. Mehta I am seeing more and more news that talks about Mediation Months. Obviously as a mediator, [...]
Celebrating the Expansion of our Downtown L.A. Office & Our Commitment to the Environment... UNTIL THE END OF 2009, IF [...]
I wanted to share with you the results of our first wine tasting competition that happened over this last weekend. For those of you thinking, how does wine tasting connect to mediation, my answer is sometimes after a hard day in mediation, you might need a nice glass of wine.
A new study published in Economic Inquiry addresses the question: "If we can make a deal, why fight?" The authors conclude that a combination of each side recognizing the probable outcome and both sides considering the use of time similarily allow a potential loser of a conflict to use small concessions to successfully appease an expected winner. Given those conditions, small negotiated concessions can work, but in situations where clear and specific inequities exist, small concessions to avoid a fight won’t work.
The question of whether someone can commit malpractice during mediation is recently gaining quite a bit of traction. The answer to that question lies in the philisophial riddle "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
One of the biggest questions for all people considering the profession of mediation is, “Can I make money being a mediator?” Many people look at mediation and say that it would be wonderful to become a mediator. This is especially true for litigators looking at the siren song of not having to get into discovery disputes, fighting with opposing counsel, and constantly being in fight or flight mode. While I can safely say that I truly am glad that I switched professions to full time mediation. I must warn that mediation is not for the faint of heart.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3 you say. Well that may not be so easy if you are dealing with intercultural communications. I recently read some research on that highlighted the importance of intercultural communications. Negotiations are often fraught with problems anyway. Adding the additional element of intercultural differences can make it extremely difficult to deal with