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March 2020 rapidly changed the way the legal world operated. Before the pandemic, 100% of mediations were conducted in-person. However, due to health concerns, the ADR community had to quickly come up with a solution on how to continue conducting mediations in a safe, efficient, and effective manner. Questions arose about whether virtual mediations would be as effective as in-person ones and if the mediator would be able to establish the same rapport with the parties as they were able to in-person.

This post was originally published on the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution website on October 12, 2022. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.

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