Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2018«

The Need to Be Heard/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 19, 2018

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Mediation provides a safe space for two (or more) parties to discuss their differences. The Wall Street Journal weekend magazine of 2/17/18 carried an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Ms. Winfrey is now a contributor to the long-running “Sixty Minutes”. What does Ms. Winfrey try to accomplish? “Once you feel heard, you are willing to hear […]

Mediation Counters Our “Worst Angels”/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 18, 2018

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Divorce Attorney Laura Wasser wrote an article in the current issue of Town and Country Magazine entitled “What Happens When Divorce Turns Into a Quest For Revenge?”. The article outlines some of the more outlandish behavior Attorney Wasser has seen in divorce actions. As she informs the reader, she advises her clients of the pitfalls […]

Lesson From the Korean Impasse/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 17, 2018

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Walter Russell Mead, of the WSJ, in an article on Kim Yo Jong, wrote on 2/13/18 about the efforts to bring North Korea’s nuclear program under control. (Notice the step-by-step RX for finding a solution.) “All this is to say that the effort to denuclearize North Korea is an uphill climb. That does not mean […]

Mediation in the U.K.

February 11, 2018

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I came across an article about an English mediator that first appeared in 2012. It can be found at http://www.theguardian.com/money-march/09/2012/working-life-divorce-mediator. In the article an attorney explains why he spurned a career of litigation for one in mediation. The attorney/mediator, Neal Robinson, said the following to explain the draw of mediation: “It’s all about the balance […]

Advice From an Attorney-Mediator/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 2, 2018

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Jo Edwards is a British attorney and mediator. Her work can be found at http://www.ITV.com. Ms. Edwards has advice for all who are confronting an upcoming divorce: *Do not rush the process. The divorce is a legal transaction. The decisions to be made will have impact for much of your future life. Do not feel […]

Mediation in the Open Spaces/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

February 2, 2018

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I chanced upon a short video on Youtube dealing with how a park in Germany has become safer due to attempts to use mediation to create a positive environment. The guiding principle of the mediation program is “Conversation; not Confrontation”. The video is brief but shows the multi-faceted reach of mediation principles and their application. […]