Author Archives: Maria Hanna Joseph

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.

Expansion of Private Practice

Maria Hanna Joseph Is Pleased To Announce the Expansion Of Her Private Practice 25 Years In Employment Law, 17 Devoted To Mediating, 2,000+ Cases Served NOW FULLY AVAILABLE ALL MEDIATIONS ALL FORUMS Call or Write To Discuss Your Matter (617) … Continue reading

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“Embrace the freedom that comes with letting go …”

10 Ways to Let Go of the Need to Control  “When we are able to trust that we are okay no matter the circumstances, we open ourselves up to possibilities.”

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Some Things Are Best Said By Your Mediator

There are some things a mediator is better able to deliver.  Think:  purpose, receptivity and effect.

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The Value Of Private Caucuses – Air, Err and Calibrate

Private caucuses are the most effective forums for communication in mediation. Private caucuses liberally allow you to inform, receive and reflect.  As well, they provide the opportunity to measure the pace of reaching conclusions and disclosing information – individuals can … Continue reading

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Take a Broader View Of What Mediation Accomplishes

Even though conflicts don’t always resolve at mediation, it is far from true to say that those efforts don’t yield value! Parties who earnestly engage will walk away with more than they came with – be it a better understanding … Continue reading

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