2004, 2017

The CLRC Inches Towards the Finish Line

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

On April 13, 2017, the California Law Revision Commission (CLRC) met once again to discuss mediation confidentiality as well as other topics. In preparation for this meeting, Barbara Gaal, Chief Deputy Counsel posted Memorandum 2017-19 [...]

1404, 2017

Some More Truths About Alternative Facts

By | April 14th, 2017|Categories: News articles|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you have not yet figured it out, this notion of “alternative facts” intrigues me. (This is my third blog about it!) I think it is because as a mediator, I witness “alternative facts” quite frequently. [...]

704, 2017

Looking for Happiness!

By | April 7th, 2017|Categories: News articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Well… we missed it again! International Day of Happiness was March 20, 2017, according to the United Nations High Level Meeting on happiness and well-being. But, perhaps, missing it was not such a bad thing. [...]

3103, 2017

Jack and Jill Go Up a Hill….and Argue!

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Negotiation Strategy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Imagine this scenario: “Jack” is having a conversation with “Jill” about whether to go up the hill to fetch a pail of water. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_and_Jill_(nursery_rhyme)) From out of nowhere, Jill makes an offhand but biting remark [...]

2403, 2017

The Truth of “Alternative Facts”!

By | March 24th, 2017|Categories: News articles|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Recently, I posted a blog about “alternative facts.” Since then, I have come upon two more articles discussing why alternative facts, are, indeed, true. It all comes down to who is in charge, sociability and/or [...]

1703, 2017

Missing in Action: Attention, Empathy and Trust

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: Negotiation Strategy|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In recent years, much has been made of the fact that we are living in the digital age: we are tethered to our smartphones, iPad, laptops and other devices and are heavily dependent on them. [...]