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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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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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