Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Don’t Read This If You Are Squeamish.

If this were a television program the warning might be something like “For Mature Audiences; Violence”. In an earlier post I wrote about a post-mediation homicide. The trial just began and according to this article from CBS 5: Bay City News Wire the prosecutor’s opening statements present a grim scenario which holds a plethora of lessons for mediators, especially in screening for domestic violence. Another article in The San Mateo Daily News provides additional information. In poker the saying goes “Read ‘em an’ weep!” The morphed saying for mediators could be “Read ‘em [the parties, not the cards] an’ weep! Think! Plan”!

This is serious. Please be careful!

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