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Dan Simon- Robert A. Baruch Bush and Joseph P. Folger just published a new article called “Reclaiming Mediation’s Future: Getting Over the Intoxication of Expertise, Re-Focusing on Party Self-Determination”. In it they list six actions we can take to save the vision of mediation that places primary value on self-determination:
Read more from Dan's blog [HERE].
SAN JOSE, CALIF. – Modria.com, Inc, provider of the world’s leading online dispute resolution (ODR) platform, today announced that the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) has launched a new online resolution center for tax appeals, powered by Modria Resolution Center. Taxpayers, agents, and attorneys can now file online, gain instant access to their electronic case files, negotiate settlements, and take actions on cases, all from the convenience of their computers or tablets. Ohio BTA staff members have new tools to streamline and automate their workflow, reduce the use of paper files, and improve efficiency and service to citizens.
Cinnie Noble- I like this story about the expression chancing your arm and thought I would pass it on to you. My colleague Mary Rafferty used it recently when referring to someone taking a risk and I had never heard of it. The phrase’s roots did have risk attached to it and also a peaceful gesture.