Many lawyers have expressed concerns to me about mediating online, worrying that it’s not as effective as mediating face to face. Although I was inclined to agree, I was willing to learn more about the technology. I spent time studying ...Read More »
Maryland’s Emergency Management Agency Act grants the governor the authority to establish protections for the people of Maryland during a state of emergency. Accordingly, Gov. Larry Hogan signed the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Protection Act of 2020 (COVID-19 Act) into law on March ...Read More »
The techniques discussed here rely on the participants’ trust in the mediator, which must be established fairly quickly in mediation. If the parties and counsel do not trust the mediator, they will not follow her suggestions regarding process, concessions, bargaining, ...Read More »
Baltimore’s real estate market has fully recovered from the ransomware attack that last year crippled the city’s digital infrastructure, real estate officials said. But officials are still working to improve the city’s aged information technology system. “While our system was ...Read More »
In order to understand the emotions and rationality of others, mediators must first understand their own emotions and manage their own impulses that arise when listening to other people. Self-awareness and self-management guide how we communicate and influence people. To ...Read More »
What defines a flourishing community? There are the obvious contributors: economic prosperity, educational opportunity and housing affordability. Just as important as these three factors, and often overlooked, is access to the arts. Not only do theater, music and visual ...
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For a state that routinely hands out millions in tax incentives to attract tech companies, Maryland likes to punish innovation by way of new regulations and taxes.Read More »