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The “New Normal.” Are We There Yet?

The “New Normal.” Are We There Yet? Not yet. We are, however, presently living in the “New Abnormal.” What does that mean for people who look to the courts to resolve disputes? The answer to that question is constantly evolving. … Continue reading

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Finding the Right Mediator

You’re about to go to mediation; either a court has sent you there, a clause in a contract requires you to go, or you simply have a dispute with another party and you both choose — wisely, I think — … Continue reading

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Presumptive Alternative Dispute Resolution

On May 14, 2019, New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced “a transformational move to advance the delivery and quality of civil justice in New York as part of [her] Excellence Initiative.”  Presumptive Alternative Dispute Resolution (Presumptive ADR) mandates … Continue reading

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Is It Possible To Achieve A Successful Outcome In Mediation?

Now that mediation is being used more and more frequently, as discussed recently in this article, what should a party’s goals be in the mediation and how can they achieve them?

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Mediation: A Growing Presence in the Courtroom and Business

With increasing frequency, mediation is not a choice that can be made by a party in a lawsuit or transaction; the courts are requiring parties to go to mediation, whether they want to do so or not. Additionally, many courts … Continue reading

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The Crucial Prologue: Telling Your Story in the Pre-Mediation Statement

Co-authored with colleague Adam J. Halper, I am pleased to share this article written for New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer. Click here to read the full article. Originally printed: NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer | Fall 2018 | Vol. … Continue reading

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Why Attend Mediation?

“Should I attend a mediation? What is my role?” The answer to the first question is simple. Parties in most instances must attend a mediation. Court rules and mediation providers often require it, and it is certainly a best practice. … Continue reading

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It’s Not Over Until…the First Juror’s Sworn? (Part 2)

{3:00 to read} In my previous article, I discussed whether a mediation, which did not result in a settlement after the initial sessions, has ended. In this continuation, I will explore what can happen after the parties have arrived at … Continue reading

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It’s Not Over Until…the First Juror’s Sworn? (Part 1)

{3:00 to read} We know when a mediation begins. The better, and often more challenging questions are: when has it ended and was it successful? If at the end of one or more agreed-upon sessions the parties settle all of … Continue reading

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Parties in Dispute: Their Wants vs. Interests and Needs

{4:15 minutes to read} In a mediation, after learning the basic facts and issues in dispute, the mediator will work to identify each party’s interests and needs; this is different than a party’s “wants.” If a party has not already … Continue reading

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