The Stockholm Syndrome and Mediation

By: Donald G. Korman Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator Stockholm Syndrome: feelings of trust or affection that are felt in many cases of kidnapping or hostage taking by a victim toward their captor. The term “Stockholm Syndrome” was first used when in 1973 during a failed bank robbery...
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Tips for a Successful Mediation

By: Andrew Y. Winston Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator When many of us attended law school, it was with the intention of becoming litigators and trial lawyers. Being in the courtroom, questioning witnesses, arguing to the fact-finder(s), objecting…all these things have long been romanticized in literature and popular...
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Is Appearance at Mediation Mandatory?

By: Eric H. Luckman Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator In a recent 3rd DCA opinion (Alvarez v. Citizens, July 21, 2021), the issue before the Court was whether the trial judge exceeded her authority in dismissing a homeowners’ insurance case due to a plaintiff’s failure to appear at...
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Mediator Andrew Y. Winston Joins MediationWorks

MediationWorks is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Andrew Y. Winston to the company as its newest Mediator and Arbitrator. Mediator Winston is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. He has been a litigator and trial lawyer in the state of Florida for over 26 years. During...
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Mediation of Insurance Disputes in Fort Lauderdale

Mediation is a non-binding process in which a neutral third party helps you and your insurance company to reach a mutual agreement over an insurance dispute. Florida law allows parties to an insurance dispute to participate in mediation for several types of insurance claims. Mediation is implemented by mediators who...
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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...
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