Mosten and Scully’s New Book on Unbundled Legal Services

Unbundling goes by many names, including “limited scope legal services.”  Lawyers provide specified services to clients rather than “full service” representation.  It’s like ordering food à la carte instead of a fixed, seven-course meal.

Stone Soup: A thousand Great Chefs

I recently talked with many of the faculty who have used Stone Soup in their courses this semester.  The revised plan has worked really, really well as colleagues whipped up great dishes satisfying educational appetites of hungry students.  (This is almost the last cheesy food metaphor in this post.)

Stone Soup: Takeaways from new Hampshire Mediation Training

Recently, Susan Yates and I conducted mediation trainings on behalf of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Office of Mediation and Arbitration, and the University of New Hampshire, School of Law.

Gorillas in the mist

Counting passes of a basketball. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? But there is a famous experiment which shows that many people get so engrossed in a simple task such as counting passes by a group of basketball players that they completely fail to notice the guy in the gorilla suit who walks through the room. 

Taking a Break to Be Introspective in Mediation

Some may have noticed that I have taken a 30 day hiatus from blogging.  I did it intentionally, because I needed to tamp down the noise of every day conflict and listen without adding my voice to the chaos.  I saw that Maria Shriver took a month off from her regular blog in August, and I thought it was time for me to try my hands at stillness for these past 30 days.  

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