As we have discussed here in this space since our first column in 2007, https://nyfamilymediation.com/news/a-mediators-role-as-a-neutral-facilitator/ neutrality is a form of deep connection between the mediator and the parties to conflict.
On March 5, the New York Times ran an extensive profile of a federal judge in the Northern District of Ohio who has used mediation to settled multidistrict litigations and many other cases.
From the New York Law Journal Dec. 12, 2017
Ortal Mendelawe, an Israeli attorney specializing in sexual harassment cases and an LL.M.
As family mediators, we are often regaled with stories of high conflict divorce cases. “They never could have mediated” is a common refrain we hear from well-meaning friends who share details of protracted divorce litigations and custody battles, each replete with extensive collateral damage, such as a retirement account liquidated to fund a litigation.
Revisiting Agreements After Unforeseen Changes Occur
The current political climate has encapsulated what we have longed recognized: that unpredictable—even outlier, low-probability events—happen.