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  Jag Attorney: I’ll listen to you but we have a strong case of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy under Uniform Code of Military Justice Attorney Eugene Fidell: Your strong case for desertion is in the court of public opinion. Fortunately, a court marshal has jurisdiction...

Only one can be the Super Bowl of all mediations: your mediation. For most people, mediation, and not trial, is the big day since most cases settle before trial. All of the work has been done. You have a good game plan. Its been a...

CME Reporting CME reporting requirements have changed. Changes have been to both the reporting process and the reported content. For the most part, the new rules take effect on January 1, 2015, but not entirely. myflcourtacess.com Reporting can now be done via the myflcourtaccess.com portal. Non-attorneys can e-file...

Mediation Few mediators are excellent. The difference lies in the approach. Most approach mediation is an art. They’re good because they do what comes naturally. They ask good questions, make the parties feel comfortable, and, as a result, successfully move the parties toward settlement. Then there are...

Authority to settle means legal authority to settle. It does not refer to corporate or personal authority. Authority to settle is of course a requirement of party representatives to a mediation. It seems the authority to settle rule is always strictly adhered to. Yet, some...

A distinguished neutral need not be an extinguished neutral because being neutral does not require being passive. Yet, professionals have confided in me that they thought a good mediator is not wholly neutral. As explained in a variety of ways, they mistakenly thought that affirming...