Category Archives: Mediation

How to Prepare for Large Group Mediations

There have been many articles written about mediation and what clients should do to prepare for their first mediation session. These activities including being on time, speaking to your mediator before hand, and even bringing snacks to the meeting. This … Continue reading

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People-oriented Mediation

Charlie Young, an experienced mediator, has come to learn that mediators often forget about the most important part of the mediation: the people. Everyone gets so caught up in the monetary and concrete topics surrounding mediation that they forget that … Continue reading

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Elements of a Successful Mediation Consultation

A mediation consultation can be an anxious time for clients. For most people, it is their first time in mediation and they simply do not know what to expect. In order to get the ball rolling towards a successful mediation, … Continue reading

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The Mediator’s Ethical Filter

There are many times when a mediator is removed from the mediation process because he or she is not neutral or has a conflict of interest. Since neutrality is one of the cornerstones of the mediation process, using an ethical … Continue reading

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President Carter Mediates MLK Jr. Family Case

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s children are turning to mediation to resolve a family dispute. Like many Americans, they want to maintain their privacy and therefore need to stay away from the court system. While the King family turning to … Continue reading

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Apple and Samsung in Mediation

Beginning in 2010 and 2011, Apple and Samsung seemed to be engaged in a never ending battle over patents. In April 2011, Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung saying the company had copied the “look and feel” of iPhones with … Continue reading

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The Importance of Mediation Confidentiality Agreements

There is a high chance that mediation will not successful if the parties are not honest about everything. This honesty can only come forth if everyone is assured that everything said at mediation will remain confidential. A confidentiality agreement allows … Continue reading

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