17 Search Results for negotiation

November 18, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Mediation Food for Thought

...he benefits of mediation. 2. Require family law lawyers to get training in negotiation and mediation. Some may become mediators, but all family lawyers need to know how to be a constructive force in mediation. 3. Require litigants in the vast majority of family cases to participate in good faith mediation. 4. Establish a fund for low income litigants to have mediation, and place a realistic sliding scale, one that allows competent attorneys to be...

December 17, 2018 at 6:48 pm

Resources: For My Clients, Potential Clients, Self-Represented, and Colleagues.

...personal injury and other contingency fee cases; my thoughts on mediation, negotiation, and other methods of dispute resolution; new concepts on “future of the law” and access to justice for low and moderate income litigants; and some of my deepest and most serious views on the problems of our culture and our world. For rock solid information focused on WV Divorce Law, read “Divorce in West Virginia : The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Ex...

April 29, 2020 at 5:41 pm

A ROADMAP TO BURTON HUNTER’S IDEAS AND “WISDOM”

...://tinyurl.com/ydagxcuc   CIVIL SUITS, PREVENTIVE LAW, DISPUTE RESOLUTION, NEGOTIATION, MEDIATION, AND OTHER Blog Search for “Civil Action”: https://tinyurl.com/y7rw8yb7 Blog Search for “Right of Way”: https://tinyurl.com/yas4o3g8 Blog Search for “Jury Trial” : https://tinyurl.com/ybz825b6 Blog Search for “Estate Dispute”: https://tinyurl.com/ycop2gc2 Blog Search for “Law Office Management”: https://tinyurl.com/y9q7wqdf Blog Search for “Legal Chec...

June 25, 2018 at 7:39 pm

Tying It All Together: Mediation, Unbundling, Collaboration, and a New Paradigm

...Helping Families Without Going To Court” by Forrest S. Mosten, “Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits” by Lainey Feingold, and the first mockup of my book, “Perspectives Of a Small Town Lawyer”, which I hope to publish before the end of the year. These 1100+ pages are a good start in understanding the challenges and opportunities these ideas provide. I am acutely aware that these three committees, other lawyers, family and circ...

May 4, 2016 at 10:37 pm

Is It Time to Revise Mediation in WV?

...a bargaining. But, prosecutors and defense counsel would do well to master negotiation and communication techniques that mediators and counsel use in effectively resolving their cases. So, also is a mental hygiene commitment hearing a good venue for mediation. As for the impediments to passing a new law, last year I worked with several others, including lawyer Tom O’Neill and State Senator Charles Trump, in obtaining passage of “The Family Court R...

April 21, 2020 at 4:43 pm

Intro: Access to Justice, Unbundled Services, Contingent Fees, Family Law, Mediation, Collegiality

...summary, except my family law services, which I cover in meticulous detail in many other of my new videos. Access to justice for low and middle income working people. Unbundled legal services and civil litigation and estate work. Contingent fee and personal injury practice. Mediation and negotiation; Collegiality and mentoring; and Family law, custody, divorce, contempt, alimony, and adoption. You name it, and it’s likely we can help you. I hope y...

January 27, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Mediation: Slipping Away?

...side to the story.” We lawyers often forget that as do the frightened and angry litigants. My ideas are “out there” for anyone to read and consider. I hope the tide turns in the direction of negotiation, collaboration, collegiality, mediation, and transparency, but I am not making any bets. It may be our culture is turning back to darkness. jbh  ...

March 7, 2018 at 11:59 pm

2018: Mediation Tips Revised

...is the lawyers remained engaged, cordial, and collaborative throughout the negotiation. And, one lawyer had a “hard stop” requiring his attention, so negotiations got serious an hour or two earlier than they might have. That’s probably a good reason not to leave a whole day for a routine mediation. We tend to fill the time we have available. But the lawyer and party who does not have a “hard stop” keeps options open. When we got down to 3-4 variab...

December 1, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Family Court Mediation Streamlined – Some Ideas

...he benefits of mediation. 2. Require family law lawyers to get training in negotiation and mediation. Some may become mediators, but all family lawyers need to know how to be a constructive force in mediation. 3. Require litigants in the vast majority of family cases to participate in good faith mediation. 4. Establish a fund for low income litigants to have mediation, and place a realistic sliding scale, one that allows competent attorneys, with...

February 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm

The Tension Between Lawyers and Judges

...s, by definition, an “adversary system”, so the law student does not learn negotiation, collaboration, compassion, and innovative thinking. They are taught “by the book”, and “by the book” is not a collaborative effort. 19. Even as my relationship with other family law practitioners improves, as we learn to work together, my frustration in working with judges is apparent. Perhaps as generational changes occur, the attitude of judges, and the lawye...