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Why we need trust, how we build/ destroy it, part II: Trust Busters

May 20, 2016

by Antoinette Raheem (This is continued from last Friday’s Grand Rapids Legal News, in which the author  gave a number of reasons why trust is essential in ADR, and talked about trust- worthiness of “The Apology.”) TRUST BUSTERS     ...

Why we need trust and how we can build or destroy it, part I

May 20, 2016

by Antoinette Raheem TRUST IS ESSENTIAL IN ANY RESOLUTION I, and I know many other mediators, believe trust is essential in any negotiation or mediation. (In this article I will use the term negotiation to encompass both negotiation and mediation, since ...

"Mom and I Make a Green Pie"

May 20, 2016

When I experiment in the kitchen, there are two variables: whether the dish is successful, and if I can recreate the recipe. This leads to four possible outcomes. 1)  Tasty and replicable!    (best possible outcome)    ...

Nick Roumel's Day Off

May 20, 2016

It wasn’t Ferris Bueller at the Von Steuben Day parade, nor Tom Cruise rock ‘n’ rolling in his underwear. But it was my day off, and despite its pitfalls, I think I’ll make it an annual Leap Day tradition. The festivities started with ...

Renowned judge used stories to share lessons, prodigious memory, as

May 20, 2016

by Tom Kirvan Legal News As the oldest public school in the United States, Boston Latin School has a distinguished group of alums, including the likes of Founding Fathers John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson along with ...

ADR Spotlight

May 20, 2016

The reverse side always has a reverse side: learning to see from another’s viewpoint by Joe Basta PREMi The key to successful negotiation, whether mano a mano or with the help of a mediator, is understanding that the person with whom you are in conflict ...