What is the Comprehensive Mediation Agreement?

In order to ensure all parties understand the status and implications involved, a comprehensive Mediation Agreement dealing with issues such as confidentiality, admissibility and privilege in relation to documentation and information exchanged must be agreed in advance. The Mediation Agreement will also deal with the costs of the mediation including the mediator’s fees and will… Continue reading What is the Comprehensive Mediation Agreement?

Persuade by orchestrating apologies

How to persuade others by orchestrating apologies? How to you persuade others by orchestrating apologies? Persuasion is the process of changing minds. Persuasion is an everyday part of human discourse. It is used by salesmen, parents, teachers, and many others – basically all of us. Persuasion in mediation is a two-way street. Long before you… Continue reading Persuade by orchestrating apologies

Persuade with induced cooperation.

Persuading with Induced Cooperation Induced cooperation is a form of persuasion. Persuasion is the process of changing minds. Persuasion is an everyday part of human discourse. It is used by salesmen, parents, teachers, and many others – basically all of us. Persuasion in mediation is a two-way street. Long before you try to influence another… Continue reading Persuade with induced cooperation.

How to persuade others using fear appeals?

Persuading others using fear appeals Persuasion is the process of changing minds. Persuasion is an everyday part of human discourse. It is used by salesmen, parents, teachers, and many others – basically all of us. Persuasion in mediation is a two-way street. Long before you try to influence another to moderate their demands or consider… Continue reading How to persuade others using fear appeals?

If I, as mediator, give my opinion in a dispute, doesn’t that mean I am biased?

  If I, as mediator, give my opinion in a dispute, doesn’t that mean I am biased? Absolutely not!  I as mediator form opinions on many issues for many reasons. One of the primary things I do as mediator is to help you to evaluate the pros and cons of your position in a dispute… Continue reading If I, as mediator, give my opinion in a dispute, doesn’t that mean I am biased?

How do you persuade someone if you think you are right and they are wrong?

Persuasion is the process of changing minds. Persuasion is an everyday part of human discourse. It is used by salesmen, parents, teachers, and many others – basically all of us. Persuasion in mediation is a two-way street. Long before you try to influence another to moderate their demands or consider the other side’s point of… Continue reading How do you persuade someone if you think you are right and they are wrong?

What am I getting for my money when I hire a mediator?

What am I actually getting for my money when I hire a mediator? When you hire me as your mediator, you are buying the opportunity, through a neutral third party, to evaluate with someone who is an objective “sounding board,” your real needs (personal, economic, spiritual, etc.) and to evaluate which dispute resolution process will… Continue reading What am I getting for my money when I hire a mediator?

I’m tired of being called a Mediation Neutral.

I’m tired of being called a Mediation Neutral. Most Mediators describe themselves as being a neutral.  It doesn’t help that the courts and clients expect us to be neutral and describes us as such.  But mediators in Europe have difficulty with the description. In the German Language the term for neutral most closely translates back… Continue reading I’m tired of being called a Mediation Neutral.

About FINRA Arbitrators

FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation of the securities industry. FINRA is not part of the government. It is an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly… Continue reading About FINRA Arbitrators

The best way for a legal professional to set up a Twitter Account

A Twitter Account is only one aspect of Social Media that Legal Professionals need to master. My Project Social Media presents my thoughts regarding the impact of social media marketing on the practice of law. See my page to for more information. The best way for a legal professional to set up a Twitter Account:… Continue reading The best way for a legal professional to set up a Twitter Account