By Donald L. Swanson The American Bankruptcy Institute and St. John’s University School of Law do an annual forty-hour [yes, that’s 40-hour] “Bankruptcy Mediation Training” course. The next course is coming soon -- it’s scheduled for December 11 – 15, 2016. I took this course two years ago – and loved it! Here are some... Continue Reading →
By: Donald L. Swanson Conventional thinking (as I understand it) is that mediators should not have a role in preparing a settlement-terms document that concludes a successful mediation. I'm suggesting that a mediator can/should have a limited-and-neutral role in preparing such a document. Here's why. Some Ancient History Its 25 years ago -- or more.... Continue Reading →
Action Item. Here’s the proposal: hold mediation sessions in regional hub cities near where multiple defendants reside (instead of Wilmington or New York City) and include trained mediators from those regions on the panel of mediators.