136 Search Results for mediation

March 15, 2014

FAQ

...ly court mediator, and I have represented hundreds of people in successful mediation. What is Mediation and Alternate Dispute Resolution Anyway? Mediation is part of a subject known as “alternate dispute resolution”; you probably have heard of arbitration, especially in professional sports and labor disputes. Arbitration is something “big business” and “big insurance” tries to foist on the public by requiring it in all sorts of “form contracts”. T...

April 5, 2011

Dear Honorable (Family Court) Judges

...ation” and many too many lawyers do not prepare their clients properly for mediation or attend mediation. Some even seem to enjoy picking apart or blowing up the mediated agreement afterward. v. Some lawyers are not even available to the mediator or their client by phone during mediation, and some mediators “…..don’t allow lawyers to come to my mediations!” w. The author of that statement, at a recent annual conference, purported to be an attorney...

February 19, 2021

Family Law in WV: A Deep Dive

...can agree to mediate any issue. This lawyer has strongly lobbied to expand mediation and simplify the mediation rules. Family Court Mediation Streamlined – Some Ideas – Attorney J. Burton Hunter III: Attorney J. Burton Hunter III (hunterlawfirm.net) Drugs, Alcohol Dependence, and Abuse And, of course, West Virginia has that other “epidemic”, the huge rise in addiction to illegal drugs and alcohol. Many children are living in dangerous and abusive...

February 3, 2013

Effective Preparation of a Case – For Mediation and Trial

This morning I was listening to our preacher preach, (of love, hope, and faith, the most important is love – see I really was just resting my eyes!) and pondering the subject of my next blog article. Just a moment ago, I realized I had written it. When I got home from church, I had another frustrated e-mail from a client who finds my way of organizing a case to be confusing and frustrating. Here below is my effort to clarify it for her. Dear (Fru...

September 24, 2015

Suggestions for Operating and Marketing A Small Firm Efficiently and on a Budget

...loyer-deliberate-intent/ Mediation: a search that produced 73 results for “mediation”. I passionately believe in mediation, and lots of thoughts on the subject. Some of my opinions are against the mainstream: https://hunterlawfirm.net/?s=Mediation With a practice that includes family law, personal injury, civil, and mediation, I have had plenty of opportunity to see huge differences in mediation depending on the parties, issues, and forum. A good...

September 28, 2018

A CONUNDRUM FOR FAMILY COURTS: WHAT TOOL FOR WHAT PROBLEMS? #2

...hey stop sending the check. If a client feels pressured to settle now at a mediation knowing that if mediation fails their lawyer will stay with them through trial, just imagine the pressure on a person who hears from her lawyer, “Settle this case now, or I quit!” Additionally, imagine the person whose collaborative negotiations have failed, whose lawyer just quit. She must come up with money so a new lawyer can repeat the work of the prior lawyer...

August 23, 2016

Future of the Law 2016

...at is my experience. When I wrote an article espousing the streamlining of mediation, implementation of mediation in virtually all cases, and conforming family court mediation rules with civil actions, the primary response was that it wouldn’t work. I think it will and will continue to espouse fewer impediments to creative mediation. “Pro bono services for the poor.” Pro bono services (pro bono publico, “for the good of the public”), as a duty of...

April 3, 2014

Table of Contents

...2:00:00 Mediation: Tips for Parties and Lawyers The experience of going to mediation after mediation with trusted, or at least grudgingly civil, colleagues can be very uplifting. … 2010/05/14 2010-05-14 21:52:00 Scumbags and the Death Penalty I used to be a strong proponent of the Death Penalty. Then, I used up a considerable amount of my … 2010/05/07 2010-05-07 22:33:00 Taze The kid? (2-9-2012) I am for tazing, at least in this instance. 1. If it...

November 20, 2012

2012 Seminars Attended to Date

...LLEN GRIFFITH CHARLESTON INTRO TO MEDIATION WV STATE BAR: MAGISTRATE COURT MEDIATION TRAINING INTRODUCTION TO MEDIATION 2012-01-28 TOM PATRICK MORGANTOWN INFORMATION STAGES WV STATE BAR: MAGISTRATE COURT MEDIATION TRAINING ORIENTATION AND INFORMATION STAGES 2012-01-28 DEBRA SCUDIERE MORGANTOWN RESOLUTION WV STATE BAR: MAGISTRATE COURT MEDIATION TRAINING OPTION & RESOLUTION STAGES 2012-01-28 MICHAEL D. MCDOWELL MORGANTOWN PRO SE LITIGANTS WV STATE...

May 14, 2018

Collaborative Divorce: I Remain Unconvinced

...may be shaky. And it will cost A LOT to pay two lawyers to prepare. A good mediation always prepares us for trail. Cannot imagine trying a case in which I didn’t attend the mediation. c. Collaborative Divorce, even if it is a sound idea, will take a “legal generation”, 10 years or more, to convince half of of WV family lawyers and judges to use it. That’s a lifetime in today’s era of “accelerating change”. Surprise! I like my ideas better. 2. We h...