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Twelve Hours of Conflict

Just Court ADR by Susan M. Yates,Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.

The Twelve Hours of Conflict

For the first hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me a round table with a great view

For the second hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

For the third hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

For the fourth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

For the fifth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

For the sixth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me six tested realities

Five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

For the seventh hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me seven caucuses

Six tested realities

Five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

For the eighth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me eight explored BATNAs

Seven caucuses

Six tested realities

Five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

For the ninth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me nine fresh perspectives

Eight explored BATNAs

Seven caucuses

Six tested realities

Five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

For the tenth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me ten brainstorms

Nine fresh perspectives

Eight explored BATNAs

Seven caucuses

Six tested realities

Five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

For the eleventh hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me eleven cookie breaks

Ten brainstorms

Nine fresh perspectives

Eight explored BATNAs

Seven caucuses

Six tested realities

Five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

For the twelfth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me twelve resolved issues

Eleven cookie breaks

Ten brainstorms

Nine fresh perspectives

Eight explored BATNAs

Seven caucuses

Six tested realities

Five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

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Susan Yates

Susan M. Yates is the Executive Director of Resolution Systems Institute (RSI), a Chicago-based nonprofit that works to improve access to justice through court alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Since becoming Executive Director in 1997, Susan has developed RSI from an idea – collect and disseminate reliable information about court ADR… MORE >

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