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FAQ: What Do You Do?

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At The Law Studio, we help people recover lost time–at least figuratively. No, we don’t have a time machine, and we can’t actually restore to your life the time you wasted worrying about a conflict. We can’t send you back in time to change your present circumstances, but we can work with you to: Forgive…

201712.04
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FAQ: What is Your Area of Business Law Practice?

Our work at The Law Studio spans several areas of Business Law, from arbitrating investor and employment disputes for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA“) to coaching business partners to reach agreement regarding ownership and authority. Additionally, we mediate commercial and employment disputes, and we negotiate workers’ compensation (“WC”) penalties with New York State, when…

201711.13
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FAQ: What is Your Primary Area of Practice?

The Law Studio spends a great deal of time on Law Practice Management, from bookkeeping and case management to employee development and marketing. (This probably reads familiar to other small businesses!) We also get to practice law, too, and when we do, we: Arbitrate investor and employment disputes for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA“)…

201710.23
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FAQ: How Do You Choose Your Blog (Blawg) Content?

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I choose what I think will empower you, often because it inspires and empowers me or someone I am coaching. It’s a bit strange, isn’t it, to see poetry and coaching tools on a lawyer’s website. It’s probably not what you are expecting. Yet it is our expectations that often get us into trouble. Expectations…

201710.09
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FAQ: How Do I Know If a Case is Right for Mediation?

First, consider the parties. Is there more than one? How are they getting along? Are they generally reasonable, yet stuck on one or more issue? What result are they seeking, win-lose or resolution and closure? Mediation is often used in situations where: The parties to the conflict or dispute are having difficulty expressing their wants…

201710.02
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FAQ: What Does It Mean to Be a “Neutral”?

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Neutrals are third-parties. They aren’t part of the dispute to be arbitrated or mediated, and they aren’t likely to be significantly impacted by any resolution the primary parties create. Unlike your mom, who benefited from a quiet home when you and your sibling stopped fighting, the neutral typically receives no direct benefit from the resolution…

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FAQ: What Goals Can Be Achieved Through Mediation?

There are a number of goals that can be achieved through mediation. Yet some of the most common ones that parties have when they seek mediation to resolve their disputes are: Facilitated discussion that leads to more complete understanding of the true issues Avoidance of stalemates or other losses of working relationships Avoidance of litigation and…