HOT OFF THE PRESSES:  doug's article on "Early Intervention mediation"

Prior to his exit from the defense bar, Mr. McQuiston wrote an article which was recently published by DRI.  In it, Doug touts the benefits of mediation and proposes the use of the "Early Intervention Mediation" model.  The article explains the "EI" model and analyzes its benefits, including ideas for its application in a hypothetical personal injury case.  To read or download this excellent article, please click here


News flash!

Doug McQuiston has joined our panel.  See the details here


other news

The working title for this program is "Zero Emission Mediation". 

Drive your electric vehicle to our office and plug in to one of the charging stations located at the front of the building. 
Or, we can drive our recently acquired electric vehicle to conduct mediations at your office!


Why is the Company called "Accord" ADR Group?

“Accord”  comes from the Latin ad (“toward”) + cord (cor) (“heart; mind; judgment”).                       

(verb)  : to bring into agreement : reconcile : to adjust or fit harmoniously
(noun) : agreement; treaty : balanced interrelationship : harmony                     

The above definition comes from the Oxford English Dictionary (we had to go to the library to find that when we founded the business in 1994 . . . remember the days before Wikipedia?)

Parties may "Reach Accord with ACCORD" by making informed decisions in the mediation process and by entering into an agreement s designed to provide  certainty and finality. 

What is your logo?   is it a maze?   a brain?

Thanks for asking.  Actually, while similar to a maze, and though it looks a bit like a brain, the logo is technically considered a labyrinth. . . . . more to be posted here later explaining why we chose this image as a symbol for our mediation practice.

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