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Admitting Wrongdoing/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 14, 2019

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Many commentators have opined that the failure of President Nixon to admit the errors of his ways, led to his vacating the office. President Trump too has an inability to admit to wrongful acts. This likely underlies his Impeachment Hearing. In a mediation, feel free to acknowledge mistakes and to engage in apologetic words, if […]

A QuoteThat Says it All/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 27, 2019

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I just saw this quote: “When you’re at the edge of a cliff, sometimes progress is a step backwards.” — Anonymous This truism defines life with all its complexity. Sometimes, taking a step backwards is progress. In mediation, too, unless you are Wiley Coyote, don’t go over the cliff. Learn when it is time to […]

Losers and Winners/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 21, 2019

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Konrad Adenauer was the first Chancellor of what became West Germany. In his long life, Adenauer’s commitment to Germany as a statesman, led to much acclaim. In a public television poll in in 2003, Mr. Adenauer was selected as the greatest German of all time. He was famous for this one quote “We all live […]

Who We Are/Martin Rosefeld, JD

November 7, 2018

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Family Law litigator, Steven Kolodny, was recently interviewed by Family Lawyer Magazine. He was asked why he chose to practice Family Law. This was part of his response: “I chose family law because it is the only area of law that gives you the opportunity to make a positive difference in the future lives of […]

Mediation in Alabama/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 1, 2017

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The State of Alabama was recently sued by the inmates of its prison system. The issue at hand was the quality of the medical and therapeutic services that were made available to the inmates of the prison system. A federal judge, Myron Thompson, ruled against the State. Judge Thompson ordered mediation to take place between […]

Mediation Deportment/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 15, 2015

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Attorney Dick Price wrote a piece recently for mediate.com entitled “Considering Reconciling?” Attorney Price suggests behaviors that will go a long way in helping parties who might wish to reconcile in the future. The conciliatory behaviors are: 1. Don’t burn bridges. 2. Listen to the other party’s positions and needs. 3. Forgive 4. Admit mistakes. […]