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What Did You Say?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 16, 2017

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There are times where we find a need to respond to a “vicious hit”. It may be in our role as mediator or in a role as one negotiating in a mediation session. How does one deal with abrasive comments? There is no easy answer, but it is done with patience, wisdom and a positive […]

Shimon Peres/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

October 9, 2016

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The recent passing of the ex-Prime Minister/President of Israel, Shimon Peres, has led to many tributes to this dignified and compassionate leader. The following quote was attributed to Mr. Peres: ” “Why is America great?” I asked him. “Because they were givers. Why is Europe in trouble? Because they are takers. America is giving; people […]

Mediation and Trust/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

October 9, 2016

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A Finnish politician and international mediator, Martii Ahtisaari,  once said that the selection of the mediator is premised on the trust displayed and exhibited by the parties to the dispute. Rarely, is mediation a legal exercise ordered by the legal process. It is rather, usually, the result of a decision made voluntarily by the parties […]

When Mediation Fails/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 14, 2015

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An article recently appeared by Attorney Eric Solotoff on the topic of the benefits of mediation even when it leads to no resolution of the issues at hand. Most of the reasons listed for welcoming such a mediation deal with the following premise: Even if the mediation is unsuccessful, you may find out helpful information. […]

Getting Close/Martin Rosenfeld

July 9, 2013

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One of the creative political commentators over the decades is a gentleman by the name of Norman Ornstein. Mr. Ornstein recently suggested, tongue-in-cheek that he had a suggestion to break the gridlock in Washington. Why not build multiple housing units in view of the Congress and require the legislators to live there when they are […]

Divorce in Later Years/Martin Rosenfeld

June 2, 2013

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Attorney Denise Tamir recently wrote about “Gray Divorce” (divorce among those 50 or older) at mediate.com. The divorce rate among older individuals has risen from 10% in 1990 to 25% in 2013. The change in divorce rate is possibly due to the fact that women earn greater salaries today and are less fearful of life […]

Mediation and the Bill of Rights/Martin Rosenfeld

May 23, 2013

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The NY Public Library has had an original  copy of the Bill of Rights. (14 original copies had been made in 1789.)  The only problem is that a copy had been missing from the State of Pennsylvania archives. It was suspected that the New York copy was actually the copy that had been owned by […]