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Bob Meynardie

How to Make Offers in Mediation

Offers in mediation are too often approached with all the coyness of gauche teenagers at a school dance (acknowledging that this metaphor may reveal too much about my own youth!). It need not be like this. Here are some thoughts to ease the pain.

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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

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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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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