Archive for the conflict paradigm Category


Victimology 101: Helping the Victim in Conflict Resolution

Distinguishing Between Sympathy and Empathy “The mill cannot grind with the water that’s past”. (George Herbert, d. 1633) It is a fact that in many conflict resolution settings, such as mediations or settlement conferences, you will experience someone cloaked in the mantle of what I refer to as “victimology“. Regardless of the nature of his […]

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What’s Your Conflict Quotient?

“Conflict has a life of its own”. Although we may have heard this statement before, few of us would admit to understanding it. Although most lawyers are accustomed to the conflict inherent in litigation, I wager few have had the opportunity to study the dynamics of conflict, its origin, and its relationship to litigation. Conflict […]

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