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.
DECEMBER 7, 2016. New York Law Journal.
In our last column, we discussed several strategies for addressing impasse in mediation: examining the conflict dynamic; using silence to allow parties time to consider the issues; exploring the parties’ motivation to mediate; shifting to a different topic, enabling time for further reflection; considering the smaller components of each issue; obtaining and analyzing more information; and having separate conversations with the parties.