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From PyeongChang, with Determination

February 28, 2018

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Michael Geiger

From PyeongChang, with Determination With the Winter Olympics just concluded, we can all rest easy for another four years until we once again score a Triple Lutz from our armchairs. There did not seem to be great excitement leading up to these 2018 games. Perhaps there was no real controversy among U.S. figure skaters. Perhaps […]

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St. Valentine, Geoffrey Chaucer and Mandated Mediation

February 14, 2018

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Michael Geiger

St. Valentine, Geoffrey Chaucer and Mandated Mediation Just who was St. Valentine and why do we celebrate courtly love every February 14? How does the 14th-century Geoffrey Chaucer connect with the 3rd-century Valentine and what could it possibly have to do with compulsory mediation? After researching St. Valentine to try to find the origins of […]

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4 Women and a Garbage Strike

January 30, 2018

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Michael Geiger

4 Women and a Garbage Strike Place yourself in the late 1960s in Memphis, Tennessee not long after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Memphis wounds had not even begun to heal and, indeed, no one knew what to make of the tragedy. The City had just suffered through race riots. Inequality […]

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Mediation Preparation Tips and Tools

January 22, 2018

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Michael Geiger

Mediation Preparation Tips and Tools For any even modestly seasoned litigator, the mediation process is recognized as a staple element in the life of any litigation. Even where the parties may see little value in mediation, virtually all court rules now mandate mediation or some other form of ADR prior to trial. In other courts, […]

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Maria, Irma, Harvey and Rule 108

November 6, 2017

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Michael Geiger

Maria, Irma, Harvey and Rule 108 “Catastrophic”, “Extraordinary”, “Disastrous”, and unfortunately “Fatal” aptly have been used to describe the monumental hurricanes of 2017. As the lives of those impacted are slowly placed back together, we must not lose our spirit of involvement to assist as possible. Even with this utter devastation, I am constantly (pleasantly) […]

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