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Deborah by Ara Shimoon

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You’ve likely had conflict experiences. For the past 20+ years I’ve helped people do conflict better. With more conflict competence, your conflicts won’t be as scary and lonely.
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Testimonials

Dr. Sword is highly regarded for her preparation skills, ability to identify relevant criteria for decision-making, and hearing skills as a panel member. Her contribution to panel decision making is noted and she embodies other relevant attributes, including knowledge, judgment, consistency, and objectivity.

An Arbitration Client

The mediator was Deborah Sword. She conducted an exemplary mediation conducted with dignity and professionalism. This case was perhaps more difficult than most. At first, I did not have high hopes for resolving this file at the mediation stage. However, Ms. Sword brought the participants to a point where we reached common ground and we were able to settle it fairly.

A lawyer at mediation

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