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2 PerspectivesAugust 17, 2011

Breaking Impasse in Mediation: The Book

Definitive Impasse Breaking Techniques in MediationImpasse in mediation is an important topic to mediators, lawyers and the clients they serve, and I’m no exception — links to my prior posts on breaking impasse in negotiation can be found here and here, and a .pdf of a longer paper I delivered more than a few years ago can be found here.  I’m happy to say that the New York State Bar Association has just published a helpful new resource that can help us all avoid impasse in settlement negotiations: Definitive Creative Impasse-Breaking Techniques in Mediation.

In the spirit of full disclosure, my chapter on “High-Low Agreements and More: Definitive Tools to Break Impasse in Mediation” is among those in the book, which contains 19 chapters filled with real tips and tactics you’ll be able to apply in your next mediation.  As you can see from the book’s Table of Contents and Contributor Biographies, our (persistent and helpful) editor Molly Kapper, J.D., Ph.D. pulled together some of the best mediation personalities and commentators in the business:

Editor: Molly Klapper, J.D., Ph.D.


Before your next impasse, take a look at Definitive Creative Impasse-Breaking Techniques in Mediation.  You’ll be glad you did.

Categories: Mediation,Negotiation,Settlement,Strategy,Tactics

2 Perspectives:

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John DeGrooteTuesday, December 27, 2011 10:16 am

As an update, I just learned that F. Peter Phillips at the Business Conflict Blog will be highlighting some of the book’s articles in the coming months. The series begins with his first two posts here and here, and I’m certain we’ll see more soon.

John DeGroote

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