136 Search Results for mediation

August 22, 2014

MORE ON SOCIAL MEDIA REVIEWS OF LAWYERS

...letters, or emails, or having her attorney send a letter, or returning to mediation, or filing a contempt petition. In turn, this has been a great reminder to us to do a better job debriefing our client at the end of the case. And, I have been able to learn what we are doing right to be reassured that at the core of what I do, many of our clients really “get it”. There is an attorney in north-central West Virginia that everybody goes to, if they...

March 21, 2014

The Lawyers’ “Golden Rule” for Sheriffs’, and Private, Process Servers

...In short, do unto that process server as you would have him/her do unto you if you had that job. You will certainly earn the respect of the person serving those papers. Finally, if you are serving a non-violent spouse or partner, with whom you are going to have to work in mediation or settlement negotiations, perhaps a simple heads up call so the person can call the sheriff and come to the office to pick up the paper him/her/self would be the way...

November 12, 2013

How is Buddha Relevant to the World of A Small Town Lawyer?

...surance, self-represent, divorce 101, legal checklist, personal injury, or mediation, or just scroll through the titles. Today, for a few of you, I address some thoughts that have come together for me. They include: 1. The tragic typhoon in The Philippines; 2. The tsunamis in the Indian Ocean in 2004 and Japan in 2011; 3. The risk of a catastrophic asteroid hitting the earth; 4. The question of climate change, which is real whether caused by Manki...

October 24, 2013

If I Could Know Only Ten Things About My Family Law Case, What Would They Be?

...knowing we have another satisfied customer! 6. What you do not know about mediation and settlement techniques can fill dozens of books. With a good lawyer, 90% of cases settle before a trial. Without one? What do you think? And what happens, as in most divorces, when one party has a power advantage? 7. Setting aside the fact that you do not know how to question witnesses, prepare exhibits, or get them admitted into evidence, or make appropriate o...

February 20, 2015

How I Became a Communist?

...m the WV Assoc. for Justice Mid Winter Meeting and Seminar, the segment on Mediation by Monica Haddad and Donald B. O’Dell. How Can a Trial Lawyer Communicate with a Conservative? My sincere thanks to Little Rock Arkansas attorney Paul Byrd, and indirectly to Ken Conner, who he credits below, for allowing me to borrow some of their slides to the recent continuing education seminar that Paul presented to the WV Association for Justice. There are so...

January 24, 2016

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