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Terms of Art In Alternative Dispute Resolution

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii,1-2) Author: Stephen P. Lagoy While it may have worked with the Montagues, Juliet’s soliloquy doesn’t fit in the lexicon of Alternative Dispute Resolution. As an ADR Practitioner, I am surprised …

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Why is Mediation Helpful to Businesses?

Watch attorney Steve Lagoy, a professionally trained mediator, as he explains some of the benefits to business of the mediation process. Why is mediation helpful? Mediation is both cost efficient and a time saver for all the parties involved in a dispute. With both parties setting the terms of the mediation as opposed …

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What Makes a Good Mediator?

Watch Attorney Stephen Lagoy as he explains the qualities of a good mediator. What are the qualities of a good mediator? A good mediator listens intently, understands human nature, and withholds evaluative judgment. A good mediator lets the mediation process unfold. A good mediator is patient. For more information on how mediation can …

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What is Mediation?

Watch this video, the second in a series, in which Steve Lagoy explains what mediation is and why you or your clients should consider using this facilitated negotiation process to resolve your legal conflict. Attorney Stephen P. Lagoy is a partner in Unruh Turner Burke & Frees with offices located in West …

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Why Use Mediation to Settle a Legal Dispute?

Watch Steve Lagoy in this short video as he explains why you and your clients should use mediation to settle a legal dispute. Individuals and corporations should consider using mediation as a way to resolve disputes outside of the courts.   In this short video, Attorney Stephen P. Lagoy describes what mediation is and …

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Federal Court Looks to Mediators to Resolve Air Crash Lawsuits

By: Stephen P. Lagoy Not surprisingly, the crash of Continental Flight 3407 on its approach to Buffalo, N.Y. on February 12, 2009 has spawned lawsuits by the families of the 45 passengers, four crew members, one off-duty crew member, and one person on the ground, who died in the crash. The lawsuits have been …

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Mediation Helps Solve Iraqi Tribal Disputes

By: Stephen P. Lagoy In the wake of the big War in Iraq, the country has become “the land of a hundred little wars.” American-trained mediators have come to play pivotal roles in resolving these local conflicts without bloodshed. Read the full story here: http://www.boston.com/yourtown/wellesley For more information, please contact

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