New Hampshire and Vermont Mediation and Organizational Change Blog

Family Transitions

Dealing with family transitions can be fraught with difficulty. Check out this NY Times article to learn more about how mediation can help you or your clients navigating challenging issues that can arise in any family.  

Article on Appellate Mediation in Domestic Relations Cases

In September 2009, the New Hampshire Supreme Court launched an appellate mediation program designed to provide final settlement opportunities to parties in most non-criminal cases. Since then, 192 cases have been referred to the Office of Mediation and Arbitration (OMA) for mediation. The settlement rate of all appeals that have gone to mediation through OMA in the last three years is about 60%. Despite the success of the appellate mediation program, it is underutilized for domestic relations cases.

Timing is Everything in Mediation and Life

This article appeared in the NH Bar News, check it out for helpful perspectives in preparing your client for mediation.  Hope you find it helpful.  

It depends on where you stand

Accretion or erosion? … it depends on where you are standing, This weekend I had a chance to visit Wasque Point on Chappaquiddick Island.This area is undergoing tremendous change due to tides and weather since the ocean caused a breach

Tearing down walls

Recently we found out that our office had some unseen structural issues (water related). This has required tearing down walls and starting over in some places. This project has reminded me how important it is to look with eyes wide

Missed Perceptions

Yesterday my husband told me that his office holiday luncheon was going to be held at 2:30 and that people could leave from lunch, thus going home early.  What I heard was that my husband thought he was being generous

Maximizing Your Mediation Session

How to Get the Most from Your Mediation Session One of the most common things I hear when I am mediating a case is “Carol do your magic”.  I like to think of myself as having special powers, but the truth

Watching the Eagles

If you have been to our office, you have probably heard us talk about the bald eagles.  Perhaps you have even seen them.  Our winter pair of eagles are back, a full-grown male and female. This week, I have been

Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to our blog. We will be writing on various topics relating to the work we do and keeping you updated on important trends in the law.We welcome your questions on topics relating to mediation, dispute resolution and healthy communication