On September 15, 2016, Michigan Lawyers Weekly will host its annual award luncheon celebrating “Women in the Law” who have made meaningful contributions to the Michigan legal community, are inspiring and accomplished leaders in the profession, serve as mentors to other women, and who give significant time and effort to volunteerism and pro bono efforts.
In its July 26, 2016 issue, Crain’s Detroit Business published a special report – “The Litigators” – in which it identified attorneys actively engaged in significant litigation that will have impact Michigan’s business climate.
We congratulate all of who have been recognized!
Evolving research and studies, as well as my preliminary discussions with the September ADR panel presenters, emphasize that the selection of the “right” mediator is the most important step on the journey to a successful mediation. As the data and my conversations have reinforced, qualified mediators possess certain critical characteristics such as creativity, persistence, subject matter knowledge, and listening skills. I want to focus now on preparation.
Successful Mediation Tips
Mea culpa, but as a traditionalist, "Online Dispute Resolution" (ODR) had absolutely no appeal to me. But could it be that traditionally trained mediators have missed the boat, and there may be a class of mediations that lends itself to some form of ODR either in whole or in part? John F. Kennedy may have said it best, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
Michigan Lawyers Weekly has selected an outstanding group of attorneys and judges to this year's class of "Leaders in the Law" - and the honor is well deserved. Recipients of the award are selected based on their significant achievements in and contributions to the practice of law, leadership in improving our state's justice system, participation within the legal community and their communities at large, and the examples they set for other lawyers. This year's class will be honored at a luncheon celebration on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at the Detroit Marriott Troy.
We offer our congratulations to these fine lawyers and thank them for all they have done and continue to do!