You Never Know

I asked my intern between caucuses, “How do you think the party’s doing?” and she told me her prediction:  ”I don’t think it’s going to settle.”  

That wasn’t what I was going for, but I can understand her focus, albeit misplaced. Most people want to know where they’re going, naturally.  

I tell her, Thinking like that will lead to that.  Don’t get ahead of where you’re at.  Things can change in an instant. 

In the next few moves, the parties found the traction they needed to get to agreement.  

About Maria Hanna Joseph

Maria Hanna Joseph, principal of Joseph Mediation, is an Attorney-Mediator who is highly regarded for her experience and ability to resolve employment, workplace and organizational disputes. She has served more than 2,000 matters over her 20 years as a mediator and her 29 year employment law career. With care, expedience and economy, Maria helps attorneys and parties achieve settlement in nearly every mediation. Moreover, her pragmatism and perseverance bring about purposeful settlements; products of Maria's insight and creativity, gained by her depth of experience and training. These qualities, along with her demeanor and the trust she engenders, have earned Maria a reputation for being able to manage extremely challenging circumstances and settle a wide variety of cases. Maria is available to provide services in-person or virtually (utilizing teleconference and desk-top videoconference resources) throughout Massachusetts, New England and the U.S.
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