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May 20, 2021

Pivot – Learning to mediate through the Texas Volunteer Mediator Association

PIVOT Learning to Mediate Through the Texas Volunteer Mediator Association By Denise Peterson & Emily Hull   The Texas Volunteer Mediator Association (TVMA) has two primary […]
March 3, 2021

Dispotive Motions in Arbitration

Disposing Motions in Arbitrations: Cracking Open The Black Box   Arbitration has the feeling of a black box because of its inherent confidentiality. Motions, pleadings, and […]
January 8, 2021

Announcing TVMA

A couple of years ago I had the good fortune to chat with some of our county court judges about some of their frustations. Because county […]
November 20, 2020
Denise's bookshelf - same books as in list below

Denise’s Non-Exhausting Current Reads

These are books I have either recently read, am reading, or am working on a re-read. I am one of those people who will read 4-6 […]
April 25, 2020

Yoga Is Balance & Music

Hang around me long enough and you’ll learn how much I love hanging around yoga-style. Aerial yoga is one of the things that fills my hours […]
April 25, 2020

Music Brings Me Home

Probably as important as getting myself into the right headspace for a mediation is getting out of it at the end of the day. I know […]
April 25, 2020

Mediation Prep List

Music makes the world go round and it also fuels the mediator. This is one of three playlists I use – this one is for before […]
April 9, 2020

Greatest Showman – Other Side

While the bartender is the actual hero of this scene in The Greatest Showman, the negotiation taking place is at least an entertaining and informative second. […]
April 9, 2020

Grab The Win

One of the great privileges of having passed the bar is getting to play judge at various legal competitions. Some get fancy and have you actually […]