Alternative Dispute Resolution

Before You Sue, Consider Mediation

Before You Sue, Consider Mediation

Have you ever reached a point in your dispute with a contractor or another professional or a family member when you have said: “I’ve had it. I need a good lawyer. I’m going to sue!” As a lawyer with over 40 years in practice, let me offer a word of advice: Wait. Take...
Congress: Get Mediation!

Congress: Get Mediation!

Joshua Holland, writing on BillMoyers.com, observes that “A negotiation is between two parties that want different things and come to some compromise. Nobody should want a shutdown or a default and passing budgets and paying the federal government’s debts aren’t...
Win, Lose… or Mediate

Win, Lose… or Mediate

America’s legal system is not good for society. It makes enemies out of friends and it exacerbates strife, hostility and ill-will. Win or lose. Those are the two options offered to us in America’s adversarial system of justice. It is estimated that about 60,000...
Teaming for Success

Teaming for Success

Using Partnering Principles to Support Collaboration and Communication in Government, Non-Profit, Business and Community Groups Partnering is a process that was originally developed and used in the construction industry to redesign the relationship of all stakeholder...