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Why early mediations often fail, and possible remedies

January 14, 2021

Eric Grasberger BridgeTower Media Newswires Mediation is commonly used in the construction claims process to resolve disputes. Twenty years ago, the typical mediation was conducted close to the trial date. The stakes were high. Tensions were higher. And the ...

How mediation can teach us to bridge social divides

January 14, 2021

Robert A. Baruch Bush BridgeTower Media Newswires Even after the election results are finalized and the new President inaugurated, one thing will remain unresolved – the deep divide within the nation that the campaigns for the presidency confirmed. ...

Lincoln takes yet another hit from those rewriting history

January 14, 2021

San Francisco’s school district has cancelled Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln High School is going to be renamed. Why? “Lincoln, like the presidents before him and most after, did not show through policy or rhetoric that black lives ever mattered ...

Here's why you haven't been bringing your best self to work

January 14, 2021

Ed Hess BridgeTower Media Newswires Whether we’re leaders or not, most of us have some less-than-ideal traits and habits. Maybe we steamroll over others. Or we intimidate them with angry outbursts. Or we gossip. Or show off. Or get defensive when someone ...

Nephew has waged two difficult battles

January 14, 2021

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief One of my nephews, Andrew, has grown accustomed to being on the front line of battles, whether in Iraq as part of an U.S. Army tactical team or as an E.R. nurse at a Denver area hospital throughout the pandemic. He ...

The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is coming to Michigan: What will it mean?

January 14, 2021

Otto Stockmeyer Ten years after the Uniform Bar Exam became available, the Michigan Supreme Court has committed to its use here. The announcement was contained in a December 4 news release. What will this mean for Michigan’s law schools and their graduates? Because ...