Seven reasons to avoid a joint mediation session This and many other topics will be revealed in: The “End Game” of Mediation and How to Succeed at It [A Comprehensive Road Map to the Mediation Process] on Tuesday, March 10, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ the Contra Costa Bar Association. Speakers Ken Strongman, Esq.… Continue reading Seven reasons to avoid a joint mediation session
Resolving conflicts through negotiation. Resolving Conflict is a part of life. Negotiation is how conflicts are resolved. Hopefully, they can be resolved peacefully and to the satisfaction of both parties to the conflict. It is also part of any leaders skill set. Therefore, some of these blog postings will deal with ways a leader can… Continue reading Resolving conflicts through negotiation
This is the time of the year for the turkey conflict. Thanksgiving is the day we Americans set aside to give thanks. It is most likely the only day when everyone makes an effort to enjoy a meal with their family. The day can be painful for anyone that does not have immediate family around… Continue reading Resolving the Turkey Conflict
A very handy tool for approaching any conflict situation that needs to be resolved is E.A.R. Ask the people involved to: Express – What you want and what are you doing to get it. Address – Why it is working or not working. Resolve – What ways there are to solve the situation. **For the… Continue reading A handy tool for resolving conflicts.
Mediators Playing the Devil ’s Advocate Devil’s Advocate is one of the roles of a mediator. A good mediator such as myself, does not forfeit his personal opinions simply because he serves as a neutral facilitator. These opinions and preconceptions can help inform certain beliefs. However, a strong mediator knows how to view a case… Continue reading Mediators Playing the Devil’s Advocate
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
Twitter as a listening device and headline scanner are aspects 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. Therefore let’s get to the heart of the matter: Why… Continue reading Why Twitter for Lawyers? For Listening.
Lawyers need to understand the basic definition of a tweet. Twitter 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. What is a Tweet? A… Continue reading To a Lawyer, what is a tweet? i.e. a definition for an attorney.
FAQ: Are Retired Judges Better Mediators? It is assumed that a retired judge makes a better mediator than someone that has not been a judge. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Rendering judgment requires an entirely different skill set than helping the parties resolve their case through mediation. The day to day activities of… Continue reading FAQ: Are Retired Judges Better Mediators?
The better the information you have, the greater your chances of finding a workable solution. Listen carefully to what others are saying, not judging until you hear everyone’s story. Be aware of tone of voice, body language, and other clues. Understand what each person is expressing – what he wants and what he is willing… Continue reading Listening is the best way to resolve conflicts.