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Mediation in the News: A New Housing Development, or the Shakespeare Festival? That is the question.

Much controversy had arisen from the new housing development that was to be built in Boise, Idaho near the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. A crowd gathered at the Boise City Council meeting last week to discuss the project. The subdivision was … Continue reading

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What do you do once you have chosen mediation?

I have chosen mediation, now what? In our previous posts, we have defined, analyzed and even taken mediation outside the sphere of legal matters, however we have yet to address how legal mediation is initiated in the first place. Understanding … Continue reading

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Electronic discovery, commonly referred to as e-discovery, is the process of collecting and producing electronically stored information. This includes e-mails, documents, presentations, databases, social media, and other sites. In comparison to hard copy evidence, electronic documents often contain additional metadata … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Co-Mediation

In the legal world, mediation is a very special process. It is one of very few legal procedures which is designed to benefit and cater to litigators and their clients. While it is true that mediation helps to save time … Continue reading

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How Argument Can Help Facilitate Mediation

Arguing to prove a point, is entrenched in our culture. Demonstrating, through argument, that “we are right!” seems to be infused in the way individuals react to controversy. While the connotation of the term “argument” is for the most part … Continue reading

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The Hidden Cost of Unresolved Conflict

What does unresolved conflict actually cost you and how can mediation help? When working with parties through the mediation process and untangling the issues which resulted in conflict, I often find that the “real” issues go much deeper than what … Continue reading

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The Three Styles of Mediation

As a Mediator it is important to always maintain a neutral position during any mediation process. However, there are three options of achieving this goal, based on the needs and desires of the parties involved. These options include¬†Facilitative Mediation, Evaluative … Continue reading

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