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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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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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In Mediation, Friends and Foes are Welcome.

An advocate takes one point of view and argues it to the death. A mediator, on the otherhand, must understand and  appreciate all points of view.  Then she must use that understanding  and appreciation to persuade. In the world of conflicts, … Continue reading

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Why mediation?

I practiced law for over 30 years, and I am still a licensed attorney. For most of those years I was a litigator. That means that I went to court and tried cases. Many of my cases were in federal … Continue reading

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