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MEDIATOR TESTIMONY---PATCHING THE DOME . . .
By: Joe E. Manuel, Esquire a/k/a “The ADR Professor”
Confidentiality and Non-disclosure of the Mediation proceedings are fundamental concepts that permeate our court annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution process---Supreme Court Rule 31.1 Indeed, Mediation proceedings were supposed to be shielded from disclosure and wrapped in a “Dome” of confidentiality. Unfortunately, Mediators have increasingly found themselves in the middle of post mediation disputes wherein a party has sought to force the Mediator to testify to matters occurring within the Mediation. As a result, the “Dome of Confidentiality” began to leak.Read More About This...
By: Joe E. Manuel a/k/a The ADR Professor 1
This thing we call the “LAW” forms the skeleton or framework (scaffolding) of the process that we call “divorce”. The external face of divorce that culminates in the ultimate Decree of Divorce is all about the “LAW”. However, the real work is within the internal portion of the divorce (an equitable distribution of the marital property; feeding, clothing and educating the children) and has little to do with the “LAW”. 2... More