The dynamic between what you do as a mediator or arbitrator vis-a-vis the lawyers is very different from the dynamic of being a judge. When you’re a judge, all eyes in the courtroom are on you. You’re the only person sitting along the wall where the judge sits, the only person sitting on a quasi-elevated... Read more »
The result of pivotal decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court is that commercial disputes and sometimes claims by consumers are being removed from the courts and resolved by arbitration, without the benefits of jury involvement, judicial involvement, or appellate review. Since this is such an escalating trend in the overall manner in which our country... Read more »
Over three decades in private practice and on the bench enables retired judge Howard Matz especially well-qualified to point out the three critical attributes for mediators: Being a good listener. It’s very critical to listen not only to the words being said but to the meaning of what isn’t being said. That’s how you form... Read more »
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