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What Does Mediation Look Like Now?

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Two months ago we all had to adapt in ways we never imagined, and many of us accomplished things we didn’t anticiFpate as March began — with automating our office processes and teaching others how to use Zoom for mediation near the top of our list.  With some clients and counsel returning to face-to-face meetings, More…

Zoom Mediation for Lawyers 101

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For those ready to mediate on Zoom but need that final nudge to make it happen, John DeGroote, Chris Nolland, and John Shipp recently put on a 1 hour Dallas Bar-sponsored video CLE: “Zoom 101: Mediation for Lawyers.”  In that talk the three videomediation veterans walked through technology, privacy, security, and advocacy questions, as well as how they can More…

John DeGroote Listed Among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America

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DeGroote Partners founder John DeGroote has been named to this year’s list of 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon. Mr. DeGroote is a mediator and arbitrator specializing in complex business, technology, and intellectual property matters across the United States and beyond. He is a former global company General Counsel who now serves as the More…

Mediation: Next Steps for Staying on Track

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From the DeGroote Partners Meditation Center in Dallas’s Deep Ellum mediation hub, our team has been working to identify new ways to conduct mediations and arbitrations. While every case is different, we find that mediations can proceed in one of the following ways: Mediation by Video. Hosting mediations by video is a seamless way to More…

Mediation Facilities: John DeGroote’s Perspective Highlighted by State Bar ADR Section

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Environmental details matter, and John DeGroote has long believed they help drive mediation success.  The ADR Section of the State Bar of Texas recently featured many of DeGroote’s tips in a two-part series entitled “Mediation Facilities:  3 Questions to Get Mediators Started” and “Mediation Facilities, Part II:  The One Question that Should Guide the Rest More…

What’s Next?

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Twenty-five years ago today I walked across the stage, took my diploma, and turned to Dallas to start my legal career.  A big firm I loved promised training, trial experience, and more, and I was lucky enough to get all three.  Today’s young negotiators aren’t quite so fortunate, and I want to do something about that.

This section of degrootepartners.com is where I’ll openly explore what’s next in mediation, arbitration, and settlement negotiation — because where we go depends on the path we take.