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  • Mediation Myths
    Mediation Myths

    Thinking about mediation? There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings that can be a barrier to mediation. And many of them are myths! In my practice as counsel and a mediator, here are five common myths I hear regularly:  1. Agreeing to mediation is “a sign of weakness.”   It is not a sign of weakness to…

  • How Do I Fire Someone Properly?
    How Do I Fire Someone Properly?

    5 TIPS FOR EMPLOYEE TERMINATIONS  As an employment lawyer, one of the most common questions I get from employers is “How do I fire someone properly?” Proactive work can save a lot of stress and expense, compared to a “fire now, ask questions later” approach. Here are 5 things to think about when terminating an…

  • What is Mediation?
    What is Mediation?

    Has your lawyer or employer suggested mediation of your legal case or conflict? Understanding what mediation is (and is not) is the first step to an informed decision.  Empowerment & Recognition  Mediation is generally defined as an informal process in which a neutral party with no power to impose a resolution helps the disputing parties…