Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Sandra Day O’Connor – Mediator for the U.S. Supreme Court!

One of the big news stories, as reported in The New York Times, over this past July 4th Holiday Weekend was the announcement by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that she is retiring. Referred to as the “Crucial Swing Vote”, Justice O’Connor has provided incredibly valuable and practical lessons for mediators in the distinctive way she thinks as presented in this 2001 New York Times Magazine article.

Also, according to this article in The Reporter, Justice O’Connor was viewed as the Court’s mediator.

What techniques, skills, and strategies can you adapt to, or apply in, your mediation practice after reading the 2001 article?

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