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Gender Consciousness in Mediation

Fortunately, we in the United States live in a world where gender rarely defines an individual or limits success, career choices or relationships that define us as human beings. However, lawyers and mediators do need to keep gender issues in mind. As a young lawyer admitted to the Washington Bar in 1975, I immediately realized…

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Mediation Submissions: 5 Tips for Success

There are times when an attorney, preparing for an upcoming mediation, contacts the mediator to find out what the mediation submission should contain. Mediators like this question, because most do have preferences, and there is nothing worse than wading through a confusing or incomplete submittal. Not surprisingly, a poorly written and unorganized brief affects the…