Monthly Archives: March 2011

Abraham Lincoln on ADR

The following quotation is attributed to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States: Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will … Continue reading

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“Transformative Mediation for Divorce: Rising Above the Law and the Settlement”

The website recently published the above-cited article by Dan Simon of St. Paul, Minnesota.  Simon, who was trained as a facilitative mediator, has embraced the transformative approach to mediation in his work on divorces, parenting differences, real estate issues, … Continue reading

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100 Years of International Women’s Day

  Margaret Wente writes in today’s Globe and Mail: International Women’s Day sprang out of the European socialist movement of the early 20th century. In 1910, a German political activist named Clara Zetkin proposed a women’s day, to be celebrated … Continue reading

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