Columns

Pros and cons of relying on instinct and intuition in negotiations

January 15, 2020

by Paul F. Monicatti “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.” Albert Einstein Numerous publications, recordings, seminars, and courses are devoted to the study of negotiation. Many of them profess to reveal ...

Mediating pro se prisoner civil rights cases: mediator strategy

January 15, 2020

by Earlene Baggett-Hayes It is often said that effective mediators can mediate cases ranging from day-care center disputes to foreign affairs conflicts. Somewhere within that continuum of cases are conflicts brought by prisoners against prisons and other ...

Shrimp Gazpacho

January 15, 2020

Shrimp Gazpacho By Nick Roumel Nacht and Roumel, PC, Ann Arbor As the weather soars near the triple digits, and food cravings hover somewhere between ice cream and beer, there is one local delicacy that satisfies not only the need to cool down that hot body, ...

Alternative Dispute Resolution in a virtual world

January 15, 2020

by Martin Weisman, ADR attorney Technology has been changing everything, and ADR is no different. As someone who has a primary residence in Michigan and a second home in Arizona, I have been struggling with scheduling mediations and arbitrations for the blocks ...

Legendary judge Damon J. Keith helped to plant seeds of change

January 15, 2020

by Takura Nyamfukudza Editor’s note: Judge Damon J. Keith, long-time judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, passed away at the end of April at the age of 86.) In spring of 2013, while still a student at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, ...

Creating a winning mediation statement to set the right tone

January 15, 2020

by Gene J. Esshaki, Esq. Abbott Nicholson, P.C. “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”  The author of this statement is unknown.  Some ascribe it to Oscar Wilde, others to Will Rogers.  The only confirmed source ...