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Mediation and Words/ Martin Rosenfeld, JD

Gary Harper’s recent article at mediate.com makes some salient points. Mr. Harper uses the exhortation often aimed at children to “Use your words”. Half-communications, shrugs of the shoulders, etc. 168 more words

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Mediation and Imagination/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

There is an apocryphal story about a minister’s son who was likewise planned to enter the clerical life. The son asked his father what quality he needed to be a successful clergyman. 192 more words

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Looking Forward After Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

Note: The following thought is based on the fact that death of a loved one and divorce are two of life’s traumatic events. A mediator in a divorce is not a therapist. 263 more words

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Ending a Marriage/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

This year’s rough Winter weather afforded little time for people to remember St. Valentine’s Day. However, in her book on divorce, Family Lawyer Laura Wasser, uses a St. 189 more words

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A Tribute To a Litigator/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

George Burns once said: “Every day I read the obituary page. If my name is not there, I shave.” I often read obits when it is a slow news day as I find it intriguing how a lifetime of work can be condensed into a few paragraphs. 170 more words

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Mediation and Culture/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

A recent article took me to a summary of the work of Michel Avery on mediation (Friends Conflict Resolution Programs, 1988). Mr. Avery summarized a number of cultural differences relating to how people might view a mediation session. 228 more words

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