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We can't believe that we are now in month 11 since we’ve been in the company of our colleagues, clients, and friends. With this in mind, we wanted to take a moment to send you a video message from Vance Cooper, Jonathan Cooper, Logan Cooper...

Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”. I suggest that the judicious use of a pre-mediation conference (“PMC”) can help all those involved in an upcoming mediation to maximize the prospects for productive, effective and efficient discussions and the...

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...

Vancestock IX: A COVID-Friendly, Physically Distant Day of Music and Fundraising REGISTER TODAY! Our motto at Cooper Mediation is, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” The Year 2020 and the novel Coronavirus have sure soured the ways we live, work and play. We are all dealing with a very...

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....

Cooper Mediation hopes all of our friends, clients and colleagues are staying safe and healthy. We are all striving to find some sense of normalcy in these trying and challenging times. Cooper Mediation Inc. will continue to conduct mediations by way of videoconferencing and teleconferencing until...

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...

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