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Thanksgiving and Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

November 23, 2016


We are all familiar with the Thanksgiving scene as painted by Norman Rockwell. Food, family, and togetherness. However, how many families will never experience such a scene due to intra-family spats and vendettas that invoke division but not togetherness. A few years ago, a columnist suggested that Thanksgiving might be a good fight for family […]

Is It Ever Too Late for Mediation?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 20, 2016


A recent “Hagar the Horrible” cartoon strip by Chris Browne, shows the enemy within striking distance of Hagar and his aide. Hagar turns to his army of one and states; “I suppose it’s too late to request a mediator.” ┬áBut is it ever too late for mediation in a matter that has not been adjudicated? […]

Showing Up/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 12, 2016


Woody Allen once said that 80% of life is just showing up. My feeling as a mediator is that if I am fortunate enough to have the parties in the mediation, the odds are in our favor. Many people rule out mediation. Of those who do not rule out the prospect, a fair number choose […]

You Can’t Win Them All/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 5, 2016


I recently learned that a one-time client chose not to come back to me for a mediation. What did that experience teach me that I could apply to my career as a mediator? I believe it is this: You can’t get what you want all the time. In fact, a hitter is often an all-star […]