Welcome to Cultivating Mediation Services LLC.
Cultivating Mediation Services, provides professional mediation services to attorneys, business owners, corporate human resource departments, nonprofits and individuals.
Some of the issues that we handle include:
Housing: Tenant/Landlord disputes
Community or Neighborhood Issues
- And other civil disputes deemed appropriate for mediation.
When You're In A Dispute, No One Should Feel Like A Pawn!
Community Mediation News
Steubenville Tragedy Needs Effective Communication (3/25/13)
The divisiveness and acrimony that played out in this past fall's trial of two lacrosse players that sexually assaulted an intoxicated young lady is playing out again in Northeastern Ohio in a similar way. Because of the adversarial nature of the judicial process this has been traumatic for everyone involved, including the victim, the rapists, their friends and families the community at large and even the CNN correspondent covering the trial. The only hope of dealing and restoring the fabric of the community is a restorative intervention, which may also be useful in developing a program of prevention.
Judicial Activism and eDiscovery (3/08/13)
Michael P. Carbone
Many attorneys shudder at the notion that the judiciary should choose (or at least strongly urge) the specific technology tools parties must use during discovery. The concern is based largely on the belief that many judges lack familiarity with the range of eDiscovery technology tools that exist today. Parties, mediators, attorneys and judges should familiarize themselves with these available tools.
Replacing the “Blame Game” with a “New Game Plan” (3/08/13)
Michael A. Zeytoonian
Two recent Boston Globe stories (2 21 13) stood out for their common theme – that of laying blame and finding fault. One article entitled “Not Without Blame” apportioned blame for what happened to the 2012 Red Sox. The other story was about the latest fiscal battle between House Republicans and President Obama. The article discussed the need to lay blame on the other side for the looming “sequester”, a default measure making automatic spending cuts if the powers that be in Washington, D.C. can’t come up with mutually acceptable solutions.
Mangled Roommate Mediation (humor video) (3/05/13)
Brittni and McKay seek help from a roommate mediator, a somewhat directive mediator that, ultimately, has a solution for all.