Bernie Mayer's Blog (6)

Trump and Putin

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…

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Added by Bernie Mayer on July 20, 2018 at 4:45pm — No Comments

The Franken Challenge

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…

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Added by Bernie Mayer on November 20, 2017 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

Professional Protectionism and Legal Reform. [1]

Professional Protectionism and Legal Reform. [1]

 

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…

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Added by Bernie Mayer on September 5, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Response to AFCC-Ontario’s Comments on the Bonkalo Report

Response to AFCC-Ontario’s Comments on the Bonkalo Report

Submitted By Bernie Mayer[1]

Kingsville, Ontario

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…

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Added by Bernie Mayer on September 5, 2017 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Professional Protectionism and Legal Reform

Professional Protectionism and Legal Reform. [1]

 

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…

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Added by Bernie Mayer on September 5, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

New Book: The Conflict Paradox: Seven Dilemmas at the Core of Disputes

 

I am pleased to announce that my new book, The Conflict Paradox: Seven Dilemmas at the Core of Disputes, is now available, and I hope you will take a look at it.

The book explores how we understand the choices that…

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Added by Bernie Mayer on February 19, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

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