The Importance of Acceptance Time

At some point in nearly every mediation I am asked, “Can’t we just cut to the chase?” Sometimes this frustration emerges early; other times it appears much later in the day. No matter when it …

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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Poet, activist and author Maya Angelou died today at age 86. She was inspiring with both her words and actions and had strong ties to Atlanta. Angelou’s final Facebook post on Memorial Day was: “Our …

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What does 715 Mean?

By David C. Nutter I went to the Braves game with my son, Jim, last night. It was the season home opener, and he is on Spring Break this week. A couple of months ago, …

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Serving in Afghanistan

I was just starting my solo law practice when I learned of the Sept. 11 attacks. I knew I had to do something, so I immediately began trying to join the military. It actually took …

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Communication Strategies

Communication drives mediation. Both the plaintiff and the defendant need to speak and be heard. Resolution requires that both parties use positive language.   Research has demonstrated that positive language enhances the mediation process. Conversely, …

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