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Mediator Selection/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 30, 2016


I just saw an article on choosing a mediator. What trait is most important in the mediation selection? The answer was “trust”. A few months ago I attended a lecture on mediation. In this discussion, the ability to be “empathetic” was most important for the mediator to possess. Read three articles and you may well […]

Mediation Abroad/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 21, 2016


This article appeared in (It appears in its entirety.) “Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has set new regulations in place that she believes will assist in adjudicating or preventing a divorce, compelling couples to attend mediation sessions prior to appearing before a beis din or secular court. She believes that if a couple is compelled […]

Mother’s Day and Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 8, 2016


A mediator by the by name of Jan Schau recently wrote about what traits learned from Mom help her as a mediator. The trait that struck me was one of fairness. To be a good parent, or a good mediator, one needs to be fair and impartial. This in turn leads to trust. As we […]

A Lesson From “Anyone But Trump”/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 5, 2016


A recent trend is the “Anyone But Trump” movement. Recently, a Republican stalwart was asked if this feeling had dissipated since the rivals to Trump had been defeated. It was now inevitable that Mr. Trump would be the standard bearer for the Republicans. The response was “I still can’t vote for him. I owe it […]

A Comment to an Article on Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 1, 2016


I was reading an article on HuffPo about divorce-horror stories. I thought I might find something to blog about. But the the articles are all the same. The point common to all of┬áthem is “Don’t people act in a bizarre fashion in Divorce situations?”. Nothing there that was new and different. Then I read the […]