Hello friends and colleagues. For the last several months I have been working on a second edition of my 2000 book The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide.In this new edition, I…Continue
The Mosque controversy near ground zero is the latest manifestation of apattern that goes back to the origins of our country. We seem to needto have an other to vilify, to blame for problems, and to…Continue
Like almost everyone across the political spectrum in the US (and most of the world), I am appalled by Trump’s smarmy, self-serving, incompetent and cowardly behavior in Helsinki, before that at the NATO summit and in the UK, and since.
I am appalled because Trump is once again saying it’s all Obama and Clinton ‘s fault, while he is wonderful, and so is Putin.
I am appalled because Trump yet again equated the effort to uncover what really happened in the last election with a…Continue
The Franken Challenge
From the moment the Weinstein scandal broke, followed shortly by a host of others, I expected that someone I have admired, identified with, or liked would soon be identified as a sexual predator. I anticipated that would be a test for me of my convictions and determination to confront sexual violence everywhere. In a sense I was waiting for the Al Franken shoe to drop—and it did. This provides the painful but essential opportunity…Continue
Professional Protectionism and Legal Reform. 
Our legal system, our courts and in particular our family courts are facing a major crisis. Fewer and fewer people can afford full legal representation. As a result, more and more litigants are forced to represent themselves in court. The numbers are staggering—over 50%, and in some urban courts closer to 80%, of family litigants appear without counsel, as do 30-50% of…Continue
Response to AFCC-Ontario’s Comments on the Bonkalo Report
Submitted By Bernie Mayer
June 28, 2017 (Revised, August 10, 2017)
I want to thank the AFCC-O Board for providing me an opportunity to respond to the Chapter’s statement on the Bonkalo report. Those of you who heard my talk at the AFCC…Continue