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Is Mediation About Reaching the Same Result in a More Efficient and Economical Manner?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

My last article on mediation, titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?," was the first of a series of articles on medi...

The Law Is a Baseline and Nothing More

Mark Baer | Posted 08.10.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Consider the impact of a family systems and service based approach, meaning that there are value-added inputs being offered to the families, rather than merely a brokering of deals.

Increase Options for Sentencing Relief

Julie Stewart | Posted 12.25.2012 | Crime
Julie Stewart

Clemency applicants frequently wait years for a response. Most are denied with little or no explanation -- or for reasons that seem subjective and inconsistent.

Rockefeller Drug Law Reforms Go Into Effect

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

For all the (fair) criticism of Albany's dysfunction, our state government did get something right this year. The drug law reforms go into effect today.