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  • 2 May. 2016

    Schroeter Recognized Nationally as Leading Mediator in the State of Maine

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    Peter W. Schroeter has been inducted as a charter member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals’ Maine Chapter, an honor given to the state’s leading practitioners for Excellence in the field of Dispute Resolution. Schroeter, who is chair of the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice, was one of just eight attorneys in the state who were inducted into the ...
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  • 8 Apr. 2016

    Mediation: What is it and How Can You Use it to Help Your Business?

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    By Peter Schroeter, Esq. The recent surge in the popularity of mediation signifies a dramatic shift in how legal disputes are resolved. In the past, settlement efforts in the litigation arena were limited to direct negotiations through the attorneys usually at the end of the case after engaging in extensive, time consuming and very expensive adversarial litigation tactics. As litigation has become ...
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  • 2 Dec. 2015

    Peter Schroeter Named President of the Maine Association of Mediators

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    Peter W. Schroeter of Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. has been named President of the Maine Association of Mediators. Established in 1989, the Maine Association of Mediators is a member run organization that promotes the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and assists its members with professional development. This member network of trained practitioners with diverse specialties provides ...
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  • 29 Apr. 2015

    Preparing Your Client For Mediation

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    It goes without saying that good case preparation is critical to a successful mediation. Good client preparation is equally important. All too often counsel will ask for use of a conference room half an hour before mediation to meet with a client and it becomes quickly apparent as the mediation progresses that it was the only attorney-client meeting to prepare for the mediation. Caught by surprise ...
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  • 11 Mar. 2015

    Condominium Mediation: Discussing Resolution Before Litigation

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    There are unique aspects about condominium disputes that make consideration of early intervention mediation a good idea. Unlike most types of litigation, condominium disputes often put neighbors who share common property interests and see each other daily in an adversarial position. Assessments for legal expenses cause resentment among association members and often exacerbate an already ...
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  • 16 Mar. 2014

    What Is the Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration?

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    Besides being costly and time-consuming, litigation is also stressful. Trials are an adversarial process where two sides oppose each other and seek to win a verdict. As courts became increasingly bogged down with greater caseloads than they could handle, other ways to resolve disputes emerged. Medication and arbitration are two of the most frequently used alternatives to litigation. A Maine ...
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  • 4 Feb. 2014

    What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    Court systems overburdened with lawsuits opened the door to alternative dispute resolution to lighten their dockets. Also, litigants looked for more practical, cost-effective approaches where they could resolve issues outside of court and avoid the cost, time and adversarial factors inherent to litigation. Mediation and Arbitration Cornell University Law School defines alternative dispute ...
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