Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Does Go Sit in the Corner Equal Caucus?

According to this article in the South Florida Sun Sentinel a Miami-Dade County judge made 2 defense lawyers sit in a corner of the courtroom and write letters of apology to the lead prosecutor for allegations of misconduct they made against the prosecutor. The first effort at apologizing was characterized by the judge as “non-apologies” and she made the lawyers do it over again.

What can mediators learn about the power of the apology, its application in mediation and its implementation [among other things – a public or private apology]?

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