Mediation and Motorcycles: Lessons Learned From Robert Pirsig’s Epic 1970s Literary Road Trip

By: Ira S. Bergman Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator In 1974, Robert Pirsig published his masterclass in philosophy bearing a most unlikely title -- Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values. It has been described as a “fictionalized autobiography” in which Pirsig explores (among...

Watch Mediator Jose G. Rodriguez Accept Justice Labarga Leadership Award

You can listen to MediationWorks Mediator Jose G. Rodriguez as he accepts the Justice Labarga Leadership Award. The event took place last week during the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association's annual luncheon. https://youtu.be/4gDBm-26GhM

Mediator Jose G. Rodriguez Honored With Leadership Award

MediationWorks Mediator Jose G. Rodriguez was awarded the Justice Labarga Leadership Award at the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association's Annual Justice Labarga Luncheon at the Kravis Center in Palm Beach County on August 20. The Labarga Award is given once a year to acknowledge a member of the legal...

Mediator Ira S. Bergman Joins MediationWorks

MediationWorks is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Ira S. Bergman to the company as its newest full-time Mediator and Arbitrator. Mediator Bergman is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. He began his legal career almost 30 years ago as a judicial law clerk at the 15th...

Mediator Donald Korman Joins MediationWorks

MediationWorks is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Donald G. Korman to the company as its newest Mediator and Arbitrator. Mediator Korman is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator. He has been a litigator and trial lawyer in the state of Florida for over 40 years. During...

The Importance of Trust and Communication with Hispanic Plaintiffs in the Mediation Process

The beginning point for any successful mediation is the parties trust in the mediator. Throughout the mediation, a mediator works to build and maintain the parties' trust of the mediation process, the mediator, and between the parties themselves. With institutional parties, this can be developed over several mediations; however, with...