July 22, 2020 In Mediation

What to Assume Before You ZOOM Mediation

Although online mediation is not new, there has been a shift to using online platforms necessitated by Covid 19. There are several platforms used for online mediations such as Webex, Gotomeeting, and Google Meet. However,…

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July 21, 2020 In Mediation

Flexibility – Five Ways to Enhance This Powerful Mediation Tool

There is a fable attributed to Aesop, The Tree and the Reed:   Well, little one, said a Tree to a Reed that was growing at its foot, “why do you not plant your feet…

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July 21, 2020 In Mediation

Appellate Appeal Part 1 – Why I Love and Prefer Appellate Mediation

STRUCTURE The Alabama Rules of Appellate Mediation provide a time frame for mediation (63 days from Order for Mediation) that is helpful to keep parties from continued delay. Yet there is flexibility built into the…

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July 19, 2020 In Mediation

Appellate Appeal Part 2 – Minding Your P’s in Appellate Mediation

PROCESS – Follow It Mediation success is enhanced by a structure with defined phases: 1) Pre-mediation planning 2) Opening the mediation 3) Exchanging information 4) Defining the problem and organizing issues (agenda setting) 5) Developing…

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