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Anger and Conflict/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 18, 2017

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I just came across and old post by Lee Jay Berman on mediate.com. It is entitled “13 Tools for Resolving Conflict in the Workplace, with Customers and in Life”. It is a well-written overview on conflict and its solutions. Some points Mr. Berman makes about anger are of great consequence to mediation sessions. The anger […]

Dignified Mediations/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 29, 2017

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How can one create dignity in a mediation or negotiation? It is not as hard as one might think. Parties appreciate being treated seriously and with a modicum of respect. Some strategies for conveying respect for an opponent include the following: *Listen to another party without interruptions and with rapt attention. *Have a real curiosity […]

Mediating a Relocation Dispute/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 29, 2017

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Not all disputes can be resolved by trying to find a middle ground. What can a mediator do when the custodial parent announced her/his intention to take the child to another state for economic, psychological. person reasons, etc? This situation calls for the parent such a plan to show great sensitivity to the other parent. […]

Focusing on the Positive/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 8, 2017

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Tevi Troy, a former HHS official, wrote an article for the WSL entitled “”In Hurricane Relief, 2 out of 3 Ain’t Good”. Mr. Troy discusses how it only takes one failure, such as Katrina, to mark a president’s tenure as unsuccessful. “(Y)ou can do a great job with weather disasters for four years, but the […]

Mediation Quote

September 30, 2017

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I just saw this without attribution: I do not know if it is truly wrong to need to be right. What is essential however is to overcome that need in order to achieve a greater need; that of trying to get to Win-Win.

Two Wise Men/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

September 10, 2017

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James Baker, a Republican, and Andrew Young, a Democrat, together wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal on the issue of identity politics and how it has divided Americans.  This section stands out prominently for what it tells us about disputer resolution principles: “Both of us have been at the center of heated disputes […]

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 […]