In the process of facilitating another settlement (and maintaining my 100% record!), I learnt another lesson. Situation appeared to be pretty straight forward. Both sides were represented by attorneys who had been in communication for some time attempting to reach a negotiated settlement. However, the discussion seemed have got stuck at some point due to … Continue reading One more settlement – and another lesson learned …
Today I settled one more dispute – in this case, my estimate that the matter could be settled in less than a full day (based on the information that I had reviewed ahead of time in the intake forms) turned out to be accurate – we started at 9:30 am and we were done around … Continue reading Still at 100%!
Today I served as a Mediator for a case that prima facie seemed pretty straightforward, based on the pleadings I reviewed prior to the mediation session. However, one thing your learn quickly in mediation is that nothing is as simple as it seems at first glance. One party had an attorney and other did not (that … Continue reading And lessons learnt from a successful mediation …..
Earlier this month, I attended a mediation as an observer, that is, to watch an experienced mediator ply her trade and possibly pick up some strategies from her that I could apply in the future. Being bound by confidentiality, I cannot reveal the details of the mediation but In a nutshell, this was a family matter … Continue reading Learning from a “failed” mediation ….