Trust Your Gut/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 19, 2017

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Deborah E. Lipstadt is an historian who has written much about the fact that there are still Holocaust deniers who disseminate their contorted views on the Holocaust period. In a recent article found at Esquire.Com, Jerad W. Alexander wrote a piece after interviewing Professor Lipstadt, entitled “A Holocaust Historian Explains Why People Believe Trump’s Lies”. […]

Patience

February 19, 2017

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One of the strengths a mediator must possess is having the gift of patience. A solution that may not immediately be apparent, may well develop if the parties continue the dedicated work of talking, negotiating, and pursuing a proper solution to the question at hand. The mediator must be prepared to work in trying to […]

Wayne Dyer

February 5, 2017

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The late Dr. Wayne Dyer was a gifted therapist, speaker, and thinker. It is not surprising that he had a thought or two about conflict resolution. This is one such insight: “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.” The Talmud, the compendium of ancient rabbinic thought, opines that in any disputed matter that is presented to […]

A Super Bowl Mediation Thought/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 3, 2017

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Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, is known for his pragmatic and generous approach to life. He is also a significant force in the great success of his football team. He was recently asked by a writer for the NY Daily News about his relationship with the Commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell. […]

Mediation and Pragmatism/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 22, 2017

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Attorney/Mediator Christopher McHallam recently posted his thoughts on “4 Things You Should Know About Civil Mediation” at mediate.com. One of the motivations he outlined in encouraging mediated settlements is that of pragmatic interests. What is interesting about this discussion is that mediation is often the only method by which these interests can be met. Arbitration […]

Civility in Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 16, 2017

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A recent post by Atty/Mediator Jan Frankel Schau, appearing at LinkedIn, is entitled “Why Civility Matters in Mediation”. Ms. Schau points out how civility is a necessary adjunct of the mediation process. Civility is needed moreso now more than ever because we have become a fragmented society. Pro-Trump people need to talk about putting the […]

Mediation and the Battling Couple/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 7, 2017

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Can mediation work between a wife and husband in a divorce action, where communication is poor between them? The simple answer is “yes”. The more complex answer is “What alternative is there?” A trained mediator can get a couple with poor communication skills to mediate successfully by creating a safe and nurturing “space” for the […]