All posts by Mac-Arthur Pierre-Louis

2020 Peacebuilding Community Award for Volunteerism

In spring 2020, when covid-19 shut everything down in Southeast Texas, including the ability to host in-person mediations, we went to work helping volunteer mediators at the Montgomery County Dispute Resolution Center. Our aim was to help them help their clients work on resolving pending legal disputes in a time […]

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Instant Mediations Internet Bar Certificate Seal

October 2020 E-Mediation Certification Course

The InstantMediations Academy is hosting an E-Mediation Certification Course with Daniel Rainey, of Holistic Solutions, Inc., which trains mediators in online mediations that leads to certification by InternetBar.org. While October’s course is fully booked, you can register for November’s course here. Each course lasts 4 weeks, and consists of self-paced […]

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E-signing Mediation Agreements & Best Practice Tips

This article is being published after the recent integration of the e-signature tool for mediators into InstantMediation.com After successfully negotiating a final settlement agreement between disputing parties, mediators find themselves needing to draft the settlement terms, and most of the time, needing to obtain the parties’ signatures beneath those terms. […]

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Instant Mediator Spotlight: Danielle Comeaux

Danielle Comeaux, a mediator at DANIELLE CLARKE COMEAUX, PC, and early adopter of InstantMediations, agreed to sit down and share her experiences mediating cases online. Danielle hosts multiple online mediations each week during the Coronavirus pandemic, and has become a go-to mediator for getting cases settled. Her insightful and candid […]

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May 2020 Mediation Tips by Fran

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4you.com at Fran@Familylaw4you.com. If you have any suggestions […]

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Do Mediators Still Need Office Space?

The traditional model of formal alternative dispute resolution required that mediators own or rent office space to meet parties and their legal representatives. In that model, a mediator might use their space containing a conference room and several caucus rooms for small group meetings. They might also rent shared space […]

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