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The "Smart" of compromise in mediation

August 17, 2016

by Earlene Baggett-Hayes, The Law and Resolution Center PLLC The use of compromise in settling disputes has been debated for decades. In one regard, there are those who feel that compromise is the savior for conflict resolution. On the other hand, there are ...

He was known as 'keeper and guardian' of a Prez

August 17, 2016

 By Tom Kirvan Legal News He was known as ‘keeper and guardian’ of a Prez The quadrennial political circus, otherwise known as the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, kicked off July 18 in Cleveland when the G.O.P.  flocked ...

May It Please the Palate: "In-N-Out, Pittsburgh Style"

August 17, 2016

Shockingly, I had never been to an In-N-Out. Until today. There are many reasons to love this legendary, California-based fast food burger chain. They have been family owned since 1948. They’ve paid their workers higher than minimum wage, with medical ...

A man who championed Detroit's Olympic dreams

August 17, 2016

 By Tom Kirvan Legal News With the Summer Olympics less than a month away, officials with the International Olympic Committee undoubtedly wish they could have a do-over of their 2009 decision to award the quadrennial event to Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian ...

"The Art of Making Bread"

August 17, 2016

I have a friend who owns a bakery. He once told me that making bread is not so much a science as it is an art. He explained, with some frustration, “I can make it with the exact same ingredients, in the exact same way, but it will never turn out the ...

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: Why it matters during mediation

August 17, 2016

by Sheldon Stark Meditator and Arbitrator Consider the range of emotions parties sometimes experience as they become embroiled in litigation:  frustration, regret, self-doubt, aggravation, anger, bitterness, depression, anxiety, disappointment, vulnerability, ...