Listen Up: Words of Wisdom from Jane Goodall

By: Ira S. Bergman Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator Jane Goodall is neither a lawyer nor a mediator, but a truly remarkable person nonetheless. Goodall is an acclaimed scientist and naturalist who, back in the 1960s, decided that she wanted to better understand chimpanzees and their unique genetic...
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Making Lemonade

By: Andrew Y. Winston Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator We are all familiar with the saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Essentially, try to make the best out of a difficult situation. By the time most litigants get to mediation, discovery has largely been completed, positions...
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2022 Bench Bar Conference

We were proud sponsors of the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Annual Bench Bar Conference held on March 11 in West Palm Beach. It was great to see so many familiar faces.
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Ira Bergman certified as mediator in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of FL

MediationWorks mediator Ira S. Bergman was recently certified as a mediator in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Having litigated extensively in federal courts throughout Florida and around the country, Mr. Bergman can now utilize his broad knowledge of the federal forum to assist parties in...
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Mediator Ira Bergman Completes Harvard Law’s Mediation and Conflict Management Course

Mediator Ira Bergman recently completed a semester-long course entitled Mediation and Conflict Management offered by Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation (“PON”). PON is a consortium program of Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University and serves as an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to developing the theory and practice...
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Bilingual Mediations? Yes, With Caveats

By Jose G. Rodriguez Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator In its recent advisory opinion (2021-002), the Mediation Ethics Advisory Committee of the Florida Supreme Court addressed that question and provided guidance for compliance. First it opined that mediators are not prohibited from conducting bilingual mediations, however, per its...
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