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Mediation as an Alternative Process for Resolving Issues Involving Older Adults

Posted by LADR on Oct 16th, 2013 in Probate and Elder Law Mediation

Issues involving older adults will be very emotion-driven, and there may be angry and hurt feelings coming from various directions. There are a lot of stories and articles about our “graying” population, but perhaps the bigger story is the psychological and emotional crisis among the adult siblings who are in conflict over issues involving their […]

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Social Media Can Create Ethical Issues for Employment Arbitrators

Posted by LADR on Oct 7th, 2013 in Labor and Employment Arbitration

“Friending” lawyers may create some ethical issues for arbitrators. The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Advisory Committee criticized the practice of judges friending lawyers. In NY, the same local body concluded that judges are not prohibited from joining a social network, but cautioned them to use good judgment to doing so, as it might create the […]

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What are the Benefits of Family Law Mediation

Posted by LADR on Oct 4th, 2013 in Family Law Mediation

Mediation can be used to resolve matters involving family members, just as it is used for business and other legal matters. Mediators in family law cases help resolve issues that involve spousal support, child support, parenting time and decision making for minor children, and property division. The mediator serves as a neutral party used to […]

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Katy Miller Added to Roster of Mediators in the Federal Court

Posted by LADR on Sep 27th, 2013 in LADR News

LADR is pleased to announce that mediator Katy Miller is participating in the Faculty of Federal Advocates’ Roster of Mediators for the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.  Since the Colorado federal court is no longer doing settlement conferences in every civil case, the FFA developed the roster to assist litigants and […]

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Emotional Distress Damages

Posted by LADR on Sep 19th, 2013 in Employment Mediation

If you are seeking emotional distress damages, you should humanize your presentation with a profile of your client, his or her lifestyle and damages.  Employers rarely give much weight to your emotional distress claim in negotiations.  The plaintiff must provide specific information about his or her emotional damages, and describe that which will be presented […]

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Independent Fact Finding Investigation

Posted by LADR on Sep 19th, 2013 in Independent Fact Finding Investigations

If the claimant is still employed, early intervention must be considered.  Allegations of sexual harassment must be addressed quickly.  An independent fact-finding investigation is often a good first step.  This will allow the employer to learn the facts.  Most employers have a policy that requires a thorough and objective investigation in the event of a […]

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How to Choose Your Mediator in Employment Mediation

Posted by LADR on Apr 19th, 2013 in Employment Mediation

The range of mediations and mediator styles is broad indeed. Some mediators keep the parties separated all day; others believe that the parties should never be separated, except in the most unusual case, such as a case involving abusive sexual harassment. Some mediators never talk to the parties until the date of the mediation; others […]

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When is the Right Time to Mediate an Employment Dispute?

Posted by LADR on Apr 19th, 2013 in Employment Mediation

There is no “right” time to start the process.  It depends on the nature of the case, the quality of the information that is available early in the case, the temperament of the other parties and their counsel, and the willingness and ability of your client to go forward if the case does not settle.  […]

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