Trauma Informed Mediation: Helping Distressed People in Mediation.

Mediation is a people occupation.  The best mediators quickly evaluate who is in the room and adapt.  Communication with cool, seasoned pros must differ from our interaction with people who are under the influence of significant distress. Yesterday, I attended… Continue Reading

New AAA Rules Require Mediation.

The American Arbitration Association updated its rules for resolving construction disputes. Effective July 1, 2015, the rules require mediation of claims exceeding $100,000. Rule 10, however, is relatively toothless. Unless the parties’ initial agreement requires mediation, any party may opt… Continue Reading