Posted by Bruce
07/08/2015 at 08:08 AM
“Why do you do this?” is a question that I am often asked in the midst of a contentious mediation.
When two people (or two groups of people) are experiencing significant differences – significant enough that their dispute has either found its way into court or has risen to the level that both sides recognize that they are stuck in a conflict spiraling out of their own control – it is only then that a judge may refer them to mediation (or that the parties or their counsel request that a mediator get involved).
This is where I come in. My job is to try to see if my intervention as a...