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Archive for June, 2014


All The Above – Does It Matter?

Posted on June 25, 2014 by Steve Shapiro

In mediation parlance the “All the Above” question has been debated like the chicken and the egg – except most mediators would say that humanity has been mediating even before the chicken.  The question pertains to the manner and fashion that some mediators adhere to a particular style of practice – almost in a fundamentalist way.  Why should consumers of mediation care? In an ABA Commercial...

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Coral, Port Arthur and Dispute Resolution

Posted on June 18, 2014 by Steve Shapiro

Over the past 2 weeks I have had the privilege of viewing the most beautiful colors and shapes of coral that make up the Great Barrier Reef — nearly the size of the US Pacific Coast. I also had the opportunity to travel with my family to Port Arthur, one of the first penal colonies in Australia where the British established their rule in the late 1800′s.  Both diverse regions showed...

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How does Dispute Resolution fit into an “All of the Above” Energy Policy?

Posted on June 5, 2014 by Steve Shapiro

In this one man’s opinion, this question is critical. If we are going to succeed in becoming energy independent, as well as a resource to Western Europe during trying times with Russia, and stewards over the earth; ensuring a safe and toxin free environment for generations that follow, we must understand ADR. The question is critical in this one man’s opinion if we are going to succeed in...

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