Mediating In The Same Room: Who Does That?

Most of my professional life, I have been a civil litigator.  A necessary part of that practice has included representing clients in mediation.  I still remember my first mediation and how uncomfortable I felt in the opening session with EVERYONE in the room – the mediator, my boss, our client, the other party and the...Continue reading


The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines the term collaborate as follows:  “to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something.”  You may be surprised to learn, as I was, that there are North Carolina lawyers practicing collaborative law.  (I am happy to be among their ranks.)  You may be even more...Continue reading

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