Vote tomorrow!

Tomorrow, November 4, 2008, is election day across America.  Mediators are strong proponents of self-determination and elections are how society makes their self-determination.  Please be sure to vote if you are registered. If you think that your vote doesn’t...

Mediation: Kinder and Gentler

A writer for the Long Beach (CA, my former home for 6 years) Post Sports wrote the following: In one of the penultimate scenes from the film “Philadelphia”, Tom Hanks’ character waxes eloquently on the very real but somewhat infrequent joys of being a lawyer. His...

Mediation in Criminal Law

Traditionally, mediation has been limited to civil lawsuits — commercial, family and divorce disputes.  It has rarely been used in the criminal context (beyond misdemeanors).  Now the American Bar Association is studying the possibility of using it in the...

Happy New Year!

Just a quick post to to wish all of my client and colleague subscribers and readers a Happy and Healthy New Year! 2007 was a blessed year for me and I hope all your worthy desires are accomplished in 2008.