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Mediation and the Impasse/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 29, 2018

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What can a mediator do when the parties seem to have reached an impasse in their discussions? Some options may include the following: *Remind the parties, if they have children, how a non-agreement may place a disproportionate burden on their children. Parties may be happy to attempt to pulverize each other, but how many parents […]

The Power To…/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 24, 2018

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As the 2018 political year reaches its “final resting place”, experts are weighing in. The US President has great power. Has President Trump used his power to build or has he used it to disrupt and/or destroy? I leave the answer to the reader. However, in all negotiations, parties have power to act or fail […]

Lying is Not the Way/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 26, 2018

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This snippet on the issue of Saudi Arabian responsibility for the death of a journalist appeared at Axios.com: Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff told Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union”: “I have been briefed by the CIA. And while I cannot discuss the contents of the briefing in any way, I can say that […]

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 […]

What is the Opposite of Win-Win?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 18, 2018

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In mediation theory, the term Win-Win is used quite often. The need to get both sides to “win” on some important points is never overstated. But do people really try to achieve Win-Lose? A textbook example of Win-Lose is discussed in a piece for the Wall Street Journal (10/17/18) by William A. Galston. This is […]

Grievance V. Gratitude/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 14, 2018

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Which political party was given a boost by the appointment of Justice Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court? Was it the Republican Party, which got to see the appointment of someone who espouses their strong conservative views? Or was the Democratic Party energized by the need to stand up for their principles which may have been […]

Duluth,MN/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 4, 2018

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On July 30, 2018, Gerald F. Seib wrote an article for the WSJ on how leaders of the Duluth community had decided to temper the nasty tone of some local political discussions. Nastiness often prevailed when political issues became hotly contested. The leaders developed a nine-point program called “Speak Your Peace: The Civility Project”. As […]