My colleague Renee Reynolds and I are thrilled to be speaking at the Virginia Mediation Network fall conference in September at the University of Richmond School of Law. Renee and I will be talking about managing emotions in mediation. We will cover topics such as recognizing and decoding emotions, the importance of understanding reactions to grief, why a mediator should validate and address emotions in mediation, and how to move past impasse when emotional issues seem to be at play. Hope to see you there!
Ellice Halpern, J.D., is a Virginia Supreme Court certified general and family mediator.