Lord of the Rings fans, rejoice.
Mediators may also enjoy reading “Gollum, Meet Sméagol: A Schizophrenic Rumination on Mediator Values Beyond Self-Determination and Neutrality“, by Professor James Coben, Director of the Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University School of Law, an article that challenges mediation’s long-cherished notions of self-determination and neutrality and invites practitioners to consider the importance of other values in mediation: justice and community, and the connection and interplay between the two.
The quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little and it will fail. But hope remains, if friends stay true.
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