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Mediation Theory
Bob Meynardie

Why? And Why Not?

Does the “Why” Matter? As lawyers we are trained to discover the facts of a dispute and apply the law to those facts.  Lawyers are good at uncovering the what, when, where, who, and how

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Mediation
Bob Meynardie

Do You Negotiate Over E-Mail?

E-Mail communications are fraught with dangers not present in face-to-face or telephone communications. Human beings are programmed to communicate with more than just words. Take the example of a simple apology. When you offer or

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Mediation
Bob Meynardie

The Skill of Re-Thinking

I want to share a story I found in Professor Adam Grant’s book “Think Again.” The book is about the “skill” of re-thinking — critically and objectively evaluating — what we believe. To illustrate how

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Mediation
Bob Meynardie

Negotiation Lessons from the U.N.

The Harvard Program on Negotiations (“PON”) recently published an article describing some interesting tools that should be considered in multi-party dispute resolution settings. The article describes some of the tactics used at the U.N. Climate

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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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