Stories are our past, our present and our future. Each generation of our forefathers has presented a story to be [...]
Mediation sessions can take a long time and may seem not only to be a test of wills but a [...]
Being able to understand non-verbal cues and fully communicate are two key skills necessary for successful negotiation and mediation. Without [...]
A critical factor in determining if a case should go to trial is whether or not the jury or judge [...]
It’s an attorney’s job, as best as possible, to help the client reach his/her goals. The attorney has to come [...]
One of the advantages of having a mediator is the fact that the mediator is neutral and not so closely connected to the case. A recent study has confirmed this concept by showing that people who solve problems for others are more creative than those who are thinking of solutions for themselves.
Today, 69 years ago, the island of Singapore fell into Japanese hands based upon the unconditional surrender of British Forces. The surrender was the the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history. About 80,000 British, Australian and Indian troops became prisoners of war, joining 50,000 taken by the Japanese in the Malayan campaign. Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill called thefall of Singapore to the Japanese the "worst disaster" and "largest capitulation" in British history.
By Steven G. Mehta The New York Times has reported that former New York Governor has been appointed to mediate [...]
In some sense, mediators are simply messengers in a war of the parties. They send and interpret a message from one side to the other. And we all know sometimes what can happen to the messenger. Well I thought I might briefly look at the origin of the phrase, "Don't shoot [or kill] the messenger."
By Steven G. Mehta The American Indian culture is steeped in long traditions of collaboration. Indeed, Pocohantas was probably one [...]