1702, 2017

Alternative Facts

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Bias|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A few weeks ago, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway used the phrase “alternative facts” during a Meet the Press interview to defend President Trump’s assertion that the attendance at his inauguration was “huge”, the [...]

702, 2017

Just about at the end!

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: Legislature|Tags: , |0 Comments

On February 2, 2017, the California Law Revision Commission (CLRC) held its regular meeting in which it once again discussed mediation confidentiality. While the Commissioners seemingly did not make any great strides, at the same [...]

302, 2017

Don’t Let the Hardball Get the Best of You!

By | February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Negotiation Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The other day, I came upon a blog post from the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School that is worth discussing. It is entitled “10 Hard Bargaining Negotiation Tactics” by Keith Lutz (January [...]

2701, 2017

Emotions Do Carryover

By | January 27th, 2017|Categories: Negotiation Strategy|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

I saw a blog on the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School’s web page written by its staff (January 12, 2017) entitled “How Mood Affects Negotiators”. It caught my attention because I had [...]

2001, 2017

WOW! What a lot of laws!

By | January 20th, 2017|Categories: Legislature|Tags: , |0 Comments

Once again, the California Legislature was hard at work in 2016 passing 893 laws, most of which went into effect on New Year’s Day, 2017. While most of them are probably relevant addressing critical issues, [...]

1301, 2017

Bite Size Pieces

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Negotiation Strategy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

First and foremost- Happy New Year! May it bring you health and happiness and quick and peaceful resolutions to all of your disputes. On my first day back in the office, I read the Kluwer [...]