In order for Alternative Law mediators to completely achieve their goals, there must be an excellent process and procedure, willing participants, and expert mediators who stand behind and guarantee their work.
Many of our Alternative Law mediators and consultants have been mediating, training, and consulting negotiating for over 10-25 years. We also specialize in providing mediators from different generations, ethnicities, industries and communities to help effectively bridge generational and cultural differences. When our mediators are not engaged as neutrals, they serve as business consultants and advisors to various businesses and family businesses. We help refine strategic plans, provide succession planning and craft resolutions to complex business or family issues.
Our mediators have been trained by Bar Association approved institutions such as Cornell University, Harvard Law School, the Council of Family Mediators, Mass. Dispute Resolution Program; Local Community Mediators, United States Government Agencies such as The Department of Justice, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other agencies. In addition, all mediators in every state are required to attend training courses and continuing legal, mediation educational programs each year and are certified to be covered under our 100% Money Back Guarantee Program.
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As part of its series of honoring and recognizing outstanding teachers and mediators from all over the world, Roger Fisher as a teacher and founder of mediation in America is hereby designated as an original Master Of Mediation.
Roger specialized in mediation, negotiation and conflict management, educated us all on resolution principles. He was the co-author (with William Ury) “Getting to YES,” the classic book on “interest-based” negotiation, as well as numerous other publications. After finishing his law degree at Harvard, arguing several cases before US Supreme Court. He worked on both national and international disputes, well recognized all over the world. He later returned to Harvard Law School.
After seeing so many costly and frustrating disputes as a litigator, Fisher help develop the art and science of how we manage our conflicts as humans and as professionals. Fisher was one of the founders and led the Harvard Negotiation Project and began interviewing professional negotiators in order to understand their successful techniques.
Like Alternative Law mediators, Roger taught and believed in putting theories into practice. Assisting individuals and companies with actual disputes was critical to developing useful problem resolution tools. This tradition at the Harvard Negotiation Project produced a local, national and world wide community of well trained consensus and collaborative thinkers including those of us at Alternative Law. We all will be forever in his debt and are so honored to have had the opportunity to work or learn from him.
Professor Frank Sander was another true Master of Mediation that we honor. He taught many of us and is regarded as one of the leading expert on alternative methods of dispute resolution and is one of the pioneers of the field and is credited with creating the term ADR, Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Among other innovations, one of his early papers put forth the idea of the “Multi-Door Courthouse,” a court system that helps direct disputants to the most appropriate route to resolution. Multi-Door Courthouse systems are presently in use in much of the United States
Frank’s ability to make connections across disciplines, and in the confidence and adventurous spirit that inspire him to step outside his comfort zone to try something new. People have often at his constant willingness and unfettered determination to try creative new methods for approaching the most difficult, persistent problems which so often occur in businesses and family businesses.
Harvard Law School Lecturer on David Hoffman said: “Just as important as all of these contributions, however, has been Sander’s mentorship of many hundreds of people over the years –from all walks of life–who sought to develop careers as scholars and practitioners of mediation and arbitration.
Alternative Law mediators encourage all of those interested in peace making to give it a chance.
Alternative Law Masters Program Consultants
Mediator Mark Fallon
Mark Fallon has served as a strategist, mediator, and facilitator in businesses, family businesses, and non profits. From a multi generational perspective, he understands the history of business and family mediation and is on the cutting edge of developing its future. He is able to determine strategies for business plans for change and mediate a wide range of businesses issues. Utilizing the team approach at Alternative Law, Mark can help develop your entire team, the Board of Directors, CEO’s, executives, managers ,as well as your staff. Redefining existing relationships, he can identify growth opportunities, and determine fair and smooth succession plans. He identifies the personal and professional issues, outlines practical alternatives, and implements systematic solutions to complex business problems with your in house team, outside relationships, family members or conflicted parties.
As part of the Alternative Law team, Mark personally developed our innovative, interactive award winning ‘best ideas win’ for business consulting, strategic planning, mediation and conflict resolution programs for a wide range of companies, industries, and family businesses. These processes have been used in private business, non-profits, and the US government. Working with corporations, family businesses to partnerships to trusts, from startups to workouts, he shows a strong ability to the identify the issues and addressing needs of businesses and their people to achieve their goals.
Mediator Frank Fallon
As a strategic thinker, mediator, negotiator, and facilitator, Frank Fallon’s methods focus on multi disciplinary approaches to business problem solving and mediation. It directly promotes both creative plans, balanced resolutions and consistent client satisfaction. In order to negotiate fair and lasting programs, decisions and resolutions, Frank combines case specifics and situational realities. Using detailed neutral analyses of interactive business theories, legal studies and to develop best practices for companies. Utilizing creative multi party and individual techniques, he is able to resolve most difficult professional and personal matters. He resolves matters involving corporations, nonprofit organizations, individuals, and government agencies.
From entrepreneurial adventures to reorganizations, our work in companies extends to strategic planning, facilitating growth and change, redefining corporate structures, and negotiating fair outcomes. We focus on helping address the fundamental business needs of growing and exiting business concerns. Also, we resolve complex management organizational and legal areas, We work in such professional areas such as HR, contracts, insurance, employment, commerce, asset management and acquisition, real estate, development, land use, personal injury, construction, health care, technology, finance, securities, asset division, estates and taxes. From family business to partnerships to corporations, from startups to workouts, we strive for an intense commitment to advancing the needs of businesses and their people to achieve their goals. Frank personally co-developed the innovative, interactive award winning ‘best ideas win’ for business consulting, strategic planning, and resolution programs.
As a result of the outstanding success of his program, designed for working with difficult cases and sensitive clients, we have also won the national ADR competition. The competitions was to manage and redesign mediation systems and settle various internal government disputes, These include the EEOC, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in addition to their previous accommodations awards for business settlements and his work for government, public and corporate arenas .
As principal business consultants and mediators, our expertise also includes labor, management, class actions, union issues, alleged age and. It also includes race, sex, gender, harassment, disability discrimination; termination, disparate impact, undue hardship, civil rights, and related professional and personal controversies. We have one of the highest settlement and satisfaction rates in the industry and for the United States government. ADR processes can be performed at various locations. For more information, see: www.alternativelaw.com
ALTERNATIVE LAW EDUCATION & TRAININGS
- Cornell University, U.S. Government Mediation, Michael Bertty
- Harvard Law School, PIL Negotiation Program: Roger Fisher
- Harvard Law School, PIL Mediation Program: Frank Sander
- Harvard Law School Mediation Pedagogy Program, Harvard, MIT, Tufts Consortium
- Harvard Law School Negotiation Pedagogy Program, Harvard, MIT, Tufts Consortium
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC: Mediator &Faculty
- Arbitration Studies and Analysis: Richard Boutewell,
- United States Department of Justice, Mediator ADR Panelist,
- Divorce Mediation: Diane Neumann, John Fiske, Phillip Woodbury
- University of Massachusetts at Boston, Degree in Mediation
- Maine Association of Mediators, Conferences, seminars and trainings
- Mediation Works Inc.: C.Doran, Various Trainings
- NEACR: Various conferences, seminars, trainings
- Cambridge Community Dispute Settlement Center: Mediation Training, Gail Packer
- Advanced Training CDSC: Transformative Mediation, Melissa Broderick
- Negotiation: David Matz, Instructor,
- Dispute Resolution: Jeanne Cleary
- ACR Conferences: Association for Conflict Resolution, topical Conferences on variety of dispute resolution subject matter
- American Bar Association ADR: Dispute Resolution Section and multiple training sessions and ADR conferences