A young psychology student was visting a mental institute. The visitor asked the doctor leading the tour how doctors determined when it was time for a patient to be crazy enough to be institutionalized. The doctor said “We actually have a relatively simple test. First, we fill up a bathtub with water. Then we ask […]
People in conflict often start their self-assessment of their “chances to win in court” with an assumption: “I’m right, and everyone else will eventually understand the obvious.” It should go without saying (but it bears repeating) that if everyone in conflict has that same analysis, at least 50% of people in conflict are likely to […]
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Even positive sarcasm has its limits: An MIT linguistics professor was lecturing his class the other day. “In English,” he said, “a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn’t a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express […]
“Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your own way.”
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Resolution Point offers remote mediation services at no extra charge when parties can’t be in the same room due to schedules or other conflicts:
- ▪ 4-way phone conference calling
- ▪ Video conferencing
- ▪ Internet connectivity which allows parties to watch everything remotely on their computer screen as it’s happening in our office.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
“I wanted to introduce myself as the attorney who has been retained by [one of your mediation clients] to review, and comment upon, the draft settlement agreement that you previously prepared…. I have been practicing matrimonial law for 34 years in Northern Virginia, and I told [our mutual client] that I have never seen a more thorough and professionally-drafted settlement document. I feel compelled to simply inform you of my personal belief that you have constructed a marvelous agreement for both parties; and can rest assured that your name has now been put at the very top of the ‘mediator referral list’ for all four attorneys in this law firm.”