Archive for October, 2009

Avoiding the Urge to Fix It

By Laura Melton Tucker, October 23rd, 2009

Yesterday I met a colleague in the hallway outside the courtroom. I was filling out paperwork and ruminating on a case that I’d just finished “processing.” There was no agreement. After a long mediation the plaintiff offered a settlement that the defendant turned down. My colleague also filed paperwork with no agreement. We talked about our recent spate of “no-settlement” cases.

Each One Teach One – The Gentle Power of Nonviolent Communication

By Laura Melton Tucker, October 15th, 2009

An inner city teacher in St. Louis stayed after school to help a student, even though her superiors warned her to leave the building for her own safety, once classes were dismissed. A stranger entered the room and demanded she take off her clothes. This incident happened, though it had a better outcome than you might expect.

© Peacewise Mediation, Iowa City. All rights reserved. Design by Christina Willner