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“What is the virtue of a proportional response? Why is it good?” President Josiah Bartlet, The West Wing, Episode 3 As anyone who’s glanced at my Judicate West profile knows, I'm a die-hard fan of The West Wing. Years ago, my wife gave me the entire series on DVD as a birthday gift and I've lost cou [...]

By |January 3rd, 2023|Categories: Resolution Strategies|


It might not be immediately apparent, but mediators and air traffic controllers share similar missions. Both receive, process and evaluate real-time data and then transmit critical information to others, providing the guidance those others require to reach a particular destination. Every now and the [...]

By |December 1st, 2022|Categories: Resolution Strategies|


After nearly four hours of negotiations, the parties were still more than a million dollars apart. Convinced that plaintiffs could not prevail on liability, defendants refused to offer more than a high five-figure settlement in a wrongful death case. When presented with defendants’ best and final of [...]

By |November 2nd, 2022|Categories: Resolution Strategies|


Today is "the first Monday in October" — the day designated by Congress for the Supreme Court of the United States to begin its new term. For the first time in the Court's 233-year history, the Justices who took the bench this morning included an African-American woman, Ketanji Brown Jackson. Equall [...]

By |October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Resolution Strategies|


In 1986, while he was preparing for his upcoming talks with Mikhail Gorbachev — who died two days ago at the age of 91 — it was suggested to President Reagan that he learn a few Russian proverbs. The one President Reagan liked best was “Doveryai no proveryai” — which means “trust, but verify.” It qu [...]

By |September 4th, 2022|Categories: Resolution Strategies|
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