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Bob Meynardie

Exploring Neutrality: A Narrative Approach

Neutrality and perhaps as important the perception of neutrality is one of the most precious assets a mediator brings to a mediation.  In facilitative and evaluative mediation, the two predominant models used in civil case

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Bob Meynardie

Virtual (ON-LINE) MEDIATION

Life has changed at a blistering pace as a result of COVID-19.  The courts are essentially shutdown and deadlines have been extended.  Social distancing and sheltering in place as well as travel restrictions obviously impact

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Mediation
Bob Meynardie

Bracketology

In virtually every mediation that bogs down, I am asked about the use of brackets. Brackets have their place but to state the obvious: the use of brackets will not change parties’ calculation of their

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Mediation
Bob Meynardie

elements of a good mediation

One of the benefits of a being both a mediator and an advocate is the opportunity to view other mediators at work and try to employ what they do that is effective and avoid what

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Mediation
Bob Meynardie

narrative mediation

For the past 18 months or so, I have been studying and trying to implement in my mediation practice, techniques from a “discipline” called Narrative Mediation. Narrative Mediation is not new even though it is

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Mediation
Bob Meynardie

how to win every mediation

Any article on winning must start by defining the term. Unlike most of what we do as litigators, mediation never results in an absolute “win.” Some settlements feel more like wins than others and settlement

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