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understanding implicit cognitive bias - mediation
Understanding Implicit Bias in Mediation

Imagine a world free from bias? It would likely be a world without humans. Like it or not, cognitive biases are very much a part of humanity. As much as we may tell ourselves that we will enter negotiations with an open mind and evaluate offers...

Redefining and Revisiting Success at Mediation
Redefining and Revisiting Success at Mediation

Originally published as a paper, read in full [PDF]. All too frequently, I attend mediations and I am asked by one side or the other or both to “work your magic”. It is my theory that neither magic acts nor miracles occur at mediation. Magic acts...

Stop compromising at mediation
Stop Compromising at Mediation

I have been mulling over this paper in my mind for some time. One of my colleagues is very much opposed to the expression “compromise” as she believes it has negative connotations. This led me to go to the source of all wisdom, the Internet,...

Plaintiff's Guide to Mediation
Personal Injury Mediation 101: A Plaintiff’s Guide

“I’ll see you in court!” How many times have you heard that line on television shows or in movies as a set-up to a climactic courtroom showdown between two sides in a legal dispute? In reality, most lawsuits and civil actions are settled prior to...

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Cooper Mediation, A Production Sponsor of The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely

Cooper Mediation is pleased to announce the much-anticipated return of The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely to Toronto. As one of the sponsors of this production, we are honoured to bring Ngozi Paul’s critically acclaimed solo play – the winner of the Spotlight Award for best...

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Five Reasons People Don’t Negotiate In Advance Of Mediation

Over the past 30 years working on personal injury and insurance claims - as a lawyer, arbitrator, and mediator - I have observed that settlement discussions in advance of mediation occur all too infrequently. Five factors which I believe contribute to the inability of those...