Browsing All posts tagged under »Mediation«

Ownership Over a Dispute/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 19, 2017


The Belfast Agreement of Northern Island was mediated by the former Senator George Mitchell in 1998. The peace that has reigned in that part of the world for nearly 20 years, was a tribute to the skill and negotiation acumen shown by Mr. Mitchell in his mediator role. One conversation, as narrated by Mr. Mitchell, […]

Conflict/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 18, 2017


Carl Jung, a psychologist and author of note, once said this about conflict: “The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed.” This comment is similar to a statement found in the Talmud, 2000 years previously, to the same effect: “There is no joy akin […]

Would You Believe?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 6, 2017


This appeared on twitter as tweeted by John Logan: CEO of the 1st company in the world to offer Marriage Insurance.Contact me if you’re interested in investing.  Life is sufficiently complex that it is difficult to envision that a test can show the likelihood of marital viability. However, there are definite means of determining […]

A Super Bowl Mediation Thought/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 3, 2017


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


Attorney/Mediator Christopher McHallam recently posted his thoughts on “4 Things You Should Know About Civil Mediation” at 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 […]

I Am Sorry You Are Hurting/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

December 31, 2016


An article appeared about mental health at The article cries out for sensitivity for those who are challenged by poor mental health. What one says and what one does not say is of great import. one suggestion is to say “I am sorry you are hurting.” The need for empathy is of great benefit for […]

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.”  But is it ever too late for mediation in a matter that has not been adjudicated? […]