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Our articles reflect each members commitment to high professional standards, as well as each members personal commitment to growing their expertise as Resolution Experts.

Co-mediation: “Shall we dance?”

By Earlene R. Baggett-Hayesand Joyce A. G. Mitchell Co-mediation is a conflict resolution approach that has many similarities to the tango. The tango is a ballroom and social dance that originated in the 1880s along the border between Uruguay and Argentina. While the...

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“The Next Level for ADR”

By Antoinette Raheem Many of us cannot count the number of times we have looked at the day’s news, been saddened, discouraged and sometimes overwhelmed by it, and felt helpless to do anything about what we witnessed.  Our feeling of helplessness no doubt arose from...

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Self-Determination in Mediation

.         By Robert E. L. Wright, Mediator & Arbitrator... First Appearing in the Oakland County Legal News May 2022. Allowing parties to make their own choices and come to their own decisions regarding the outcome of a dispute is a fundamental...

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Football fairness: Lessons for ADR?

   Joe Basta “It’s not fair!” How many times have mediators and negotiators heard that refrain? Whether from the mouth of the negotiator across the table or the politician seeking higher taxes, everyone wants their “fair share.” But what is ‘”fairness” anyway? Is...

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Are they crazy? No, just human!

  Richard L. Hurford In last month’s ADR Spotlight, my PREMI colleague, Laura Athens, authored an incredibly insightful and important article on the psychology of conflict and how litigants process information when in conflict.  As this discussion goes to the heart of...

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Lessons from History

  Lee Hornberger Introduction The Destruction of the Bismarck,[1] Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu,[2] and Vietnam: A History [3] are three books that I read yearly. Bismarck explains how Great Britain, with some confidential background American...

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9 PREMi Lawyers named SUPER LAWYERS

  SUPER LAWYERS, a national publication that selects attorneys nominated by their peers, evaluated by third party research and reviewed by a highly credentialed blue-ribbon panel of attorneys has named nine PREMi members as SUPER LAWYERS. Those honored include: GENE...

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