A recent telephone conversation I had with a woman who, despite her basic fears, called to discuss divorce mediation, prompts this column. She voiced a list of worries: “I’m afraid my interests won’t be represented. I will have no one ...Read More »
More than 20,000 legal practitioners worldwide have abandoned their adversarial, win-at-all-costs approach in favor of a more holistic method. The growing integrative law movement draws on everything from mediation to neuroscience to find out-of-court solutions that safeguard clients’ emotional and ...
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Lawyers for Virginia patients who claim they contracted fungal meningitis from medicine prepared by a Massachusetts laboratory are skeptical about the reach of an early mediation proposal offered by a federal judge. ‘The mediation proposal appears designed to bring defendants ...Read More »
A businessman who had his live-in housekeeper sign an arbitration clause when she started work at his house six years ago can use the clause to keep her job-related claims out of court, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. ...Read More »
When families split up legally, family mediators can keep them working together on common ground such as child-rearing. This forward-looking practice may be what keeps family mediators reaching for new and better ways to work with other professionals in the ...Read More »
VIRGINIA BEACH – Virginia bar leaders hope to boost the number of lawyers volunteering to help veterans with their legal struggles, and educating attorneys about the special needs of military clients is part of the effort. Experts in dealing with ...Read More »