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Facilitative vs. evaluative mediation 'techniques'

July 25, 2016

Edmund Sikorski In facilitative mediation, the mediator does not offer an opinion or recommend how it should be settled. He/she remains neutral, and assists both parties and attorneys to reach a reasonable settlement or solution. Techniques include: • ...

Ghosts? Proper business procedures ward off scary occurrences

July 25, 2016

Edward Poll Dolan Media Newswires According to a May 27 article by Debra Cassens Weiss in the ABA Journal, some people believe that a ghost is haunting a courthouse in New Mexico. Doors shutting of their own accord, a cold chill in the air, items dropping ...

He was the 'keeper' and 'guardian' of a Prez

July 25, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Donald McDonald Dickinson figured to make his way this week to the City of Brotherly Love for the Democratic National Convention. In spirit, of course. Dickinson, the namesake of a county in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, ...

Learn how to negotiate for mutual benefit

July 25, 2016

Edward Poll Dolan Media Newswires Rapid growth. Disaster recovery. Operating considerations. Technology expenditures. Those are all reasons that you might need a loan in the business of law. Getting a loan involves some groundwork, but if you have a good ...

A man who championed Detroit's Olympic dreams

July 25, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief With the start of the Summer Olympics less than a month away, officials with the International Olympic Committee undoubtedly wish they could have a do-over of their 2009 decision to award the quadrennial event to Rio ...

Law Life: Learn how to manage your stress

July 25, 2016

By Shawn Healy The Daily Record Newswire Shakespeare’s King Henry aptly said, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” Despite the perceived glamour of power, the stress that it accompanies can disrupt the entire enterprise if it is not ...