In a 3.5 hour mediation the plaintiff reflected anger, however restraint. The defendant
angry and defiant and possibly in denial.

Each had strong positions in a Landlord Tenant Dispute.

The plaintiff desired resolution, the defendant raged.

The mediator after 3.5 hours lost objectivity.

The mediator was trained with hundreds  of mediations.

A sharp tongue that only lasted seconds, went beyond neutrality.

A lesson to be learned.

Patience

Jim W Hildreth Mediator

Jim W Hildreth is a California mediator who mediates in the courts and in the private sector. He is based in Oakland & Sonora, CA.