Category Archives: My Life as a Mediator

Thoughts about conflict resolution through mediation.

Blessed are the Peacemakers — In Memory of Ed Henning

We celebrated the life of Ed Henning today. He was the founder and vision behind Henning Mediation and Arbitration Service where I work. Mr. Henning was an accomplished litigator when he decided there was a better way for litigants to … Continue reading

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Fulton County Attorneys Reunion

Yesterday I really hit the jackpot. I attended a mediation seminar but an added bonus was the City/County Attorney seminar going on down the hall. Lunch time turned into an impromptu family reunion! I saw people I had worked with … Continue reading

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Let’s Pull Together

I spent yesterday in a seminar sharpening my mediation skills. I love mediating because it encourages people to voluntarily resolve their disputes. After 39 years of litigating in court, I can say without a doubt that mediation is a better … Continue reading

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Stepping Out Strong and Tall Will Be Auctioned July 18

As is my custom, I donated a quilt that will be auctioned at the annual fund raising gala of the  Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA). The Glitter Gala is July 18, 2009 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Downtown Atlanta. … Continue reading

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Michael’s Estate Needs Mediation

Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, is dead. He will be laid to rest tomorrow.   Judging from the news accounts, he left behind disputes in every aspect of his life — custody, creditors, intellectual property, contracts and on and on. … Continue reading

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African Quilt Market (Part Three) Will Be Auctioned at State Bar Convention

African Quilt Market (Part Three) will be auctioned next week during the State Bar of Georgia annual convention on Amelia Island, Florida. This quilt is #74 of the African Canvas Memory Quilt series. African Quilt Market (Part Three) contains authentic African … Continue reading

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Win is What We Should Do

Attorneys often feel they should measure their success by the number of cases they win. However, all too often, there is a win at all costs attitude. Don’t get me wrong. I think winning is  great. Win is what we should do, … Continue reading

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Service Delivery Strategy Prevents Government Waste

Politicians are well known for power plays and turf battles. Often these personal goals are placed above the good of the people they were elected to serve. During the current economic down turn, it  is more critical than ever for … Continue reading

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Families Need the Confidentiality of Mediation

The children of Dr. Martin Luther King are constantly in the news with their internal squabbles about their parents’ estates. Most people I know find this public airing of dirty family linen distasteful. It also dishonors the memory of their parents. … Continue reading

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Public Officials Need Mediation

Although I have been personally involved in lawsuits where one public official sued another, I think it is unseemly for public officials to sue each other. While disagreements are sure to arise, I think public officials owe it to their … Continue reading

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