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I know what you must be thinking after reading the title of this blog post. What do a playground toy and a piece of hardware have to do with negotiation and mediation? No, I haven’t lost my marbles. If you have a little patience and...

In the years since I began my mediation practice, I’ve been fortunate to develop strong client relationships and have over 1,000 mediations under my belt. I have found that when a mediator effectively facilitates a negotiation, whatever the ultimate outcome, plaintiff and defence lawyers and...

A train carrying the plaintiff leaves Personal Injury City at 9 am travelling at the speed of despair. Another train carrying the defendant leaves Insurance Acres at 2 pm travelling at the speed of limited liability. How long before they meet and get completely derailed? Before...

Reality can be a bitter pill to swallow – especially in a law suit or arbitration when there might be large sums of money on the line.  As a mediator, giving one or more parties a dose of reality is a significant part of my job....

There’s a comic drawing making the rounds on the Internet that makes an interesting statement or observation about conflict. It shows two people, who have approached a number from different directions, beginning to argue. One observes a “6”. The other observes a “9”. The original comic...

In horse racing, there is a popular expression, “different horses for different courses.” Some horses run well in mud; others on turf; some don’t run well anywhere and find themselves facing their mortality sooner than they might expect.  This concept applies equally to mediation. There are many ways mediators and...

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