You’re More Capable Than You Think

Exacerbated, broken down lines of communication, betrayals, infuriating situations…  Getting a judge involved might feel like the best or only way to bring things to an end.  But what if it’s not?  And what if, more likely than not, it’s not?

Given the toll, I say:

You owe it to yourself — to your family and friends, even — to test your own mettle.

I say this because, over and over, I see the amazing ability people have to fix a problem themselves;  without realizing they could;  despite doubts and prior failed attempts. I see them reach outcomes that are often better, faster, cheaper, more constructive and more sustainable than what someone else might (be able to) do for them.

The key is knowing you don’t have to do it by yourself.  You might not even be able to.  Avail yourself of the help that’s out there.  Bring in a mediator and employ a tried and true, one-step-at-a-time process (mediation).  You’ll find what many others have discovered:

You’re more capable than you think.

About Maria Hanna Joseph

Maria Hanna Joseph is Principal of Joseph Mediation. Her 25 years of experience in employment law, include 16+ of work and mediating for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination which through which she has gained valuable insight into the MCAD, its practices and decision making. This, as well as her experience in plaintiff and defense litigation, with private and public sector clients, international and local business concerns, and in issues from harassment and discrimination, to noncompetition agreements, business operation, transgender workplace matters, retaliation and many others, lend her valuable perspective for understanding and mediating an array of legal and personal issues. In terms of volume, Maria has served more than 2,000 cases. Maria's practice has been honed with study of mediation at Harvard Law School's Program of Instruction for Lawyers, negotiation at Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation, and in the disciplines of Transformative Mediation and Family/Domestic Mediation, which are significant assets in managing the personal nature of employment disputes, and conflict in general. Attorneys and parties know Maria as candid, pragmatic and persevering in her commitment to help them achieve meaningful settlements while keeping sight of their most important interests. The insight and creativity afforded by her experience and training are realized in the resolutions that manifest. These qualities, along with her demeanor and the trust she engenders, have earned Maria a reputation for being able to manage highly tense and fraught situations and individuals, and settle a wide variety of disputes and tough cases.
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