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Mandatory Mediation

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part V

Mark Baer | Posted 06.04.2016 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I'm going to say it over and over and over again until my last breath -- "Mediation" that is handled as a "settlement conference," but with a "mediator" rather than a judicial officer is not mediation.

Must Parties Confirm That They Are Open to Settlement For Mediation to Be Effective?

Mark Baer | Posted 06.02.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I want to once again deconstruct aspects of Franklin Garfield's article titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?" because I find it an effective way of raising certain aspects of mediation, bringing about a discussion on those issues and educating people.

Stopping the 13 Second Clock: ACORN and Leading Mayors Join Together in Fighting Foreclosures

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

With millions more foreclosures staring us in the face, we have to act now to create sensible local solutions that will improve our communities, safeguard families, stabilize tax bases, and revive the economy.

Stopping the Every-13-Second Foreclosure Clock

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

In America, a family is losing its home every 13 seconds.