Caption Contest

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Caption This!

In the “spirit” of fun, we asked our neutrals to submit their most “lively” New Yorker Cartoon-style caption of the below painting. We received a robust response!

Now, it is up to YOU to determine the winner.

Review the entries (below) and cast your vote by clicking the button.

Original artwork by Flukelady. Learn more at https://flukelady.com/.

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Contest entries for consideration

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“Mediation Seance: Resolving Conflict From Beyond the Grave (2 CE hours)”

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“You’re on mute!”

-Lee Robbins, Director of Operations/Trainer, Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire

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“I wish I know mediation would have been this easy before we killed each other.”

-William Smith

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“So, how’s the Witness Protection Program working out for you?”

-Aubrey Bone, Mediator, Mediators of Georgia, LLC

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“I don’t know about you, Fred, but I don’t feel like mediations on Zoom are real.”

-Robert Rodatus, Mediator

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“I thought our offer was simple - our mediator must have a lot to cover with the other party.”

-Jay Castle, Mediator, Level Mediation LLC

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“At some point, we have to stop dwelling on the past if we want to move forward.”

-Hank Kimmel, Henry W. Kimmel Mediation Services

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“In caucus meetings mediators are free to ask un-reality testing questions.”

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“What do you mean we need a paternity test for this custody case? Clearly the kids are yours!”

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“These Zoom mediations seem to go on forever.”

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“Jay-Z was right: these arbitration rosters should be more diverse.”

     -Tim Hedeen, game-show host, former GCDR member, and local celebrity (probably)

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“These multi-party mediations are even harder when the parties won’t stay in their separate caucus rooms!”

-Andrea Doneff, Circuit Mediator, U.S. Court of Appeals/11th Circuit

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“Do you think our mediator will come back soon?”

-Savannah Steele, Attorney, Lennon, Giovinazzo, & Steele Family Law, LLC

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“Well, I suppose a 'Pull-Pull' could work.”

-Frank G. Goldman, P.C.

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“Yes, you do have a soulmate, unfortunately she lives in a parallel universe.”

-Susan Nixon, Senior Paralegal, Cooper, Barton & Cooper

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“Spirits seeking common ground”

-Kirsten Moore, Mediator, Four Corners Mediation, LLC

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“I see you’ve brought several witnesses with you.”

-Maggie Grant, Mediator/Arbitrator, 9th Judicial District

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“So, this is what it’s like to be on the other side”

-Maurice Calhoun, Mediator, Calhoun Conflict Management and Negotiation Firm

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“We may have gone overboard with the whole confidentiality thing.”

-Wayne Toth, Attorney and Mediator, Toth Law Firm & Legion Mediation

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“I know it’s hard to determine what your BATNA is, but you can’t just GHOST the other side.”

-Kimberly P. Reaves, Attorney-Mediator, State Board of Workers’ Compensation

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“Even in the afterlife, litigators need to call their support staff to help find that one exhibit.”

-Melody Swilling, Swilling Family Law Firm, LLC

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“Sorry, I’m not seeing you reflected.”

-Rebecca Bernier, Insurance Broker, USI Insurance Services, LLC

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“Spooked by a fair resolution!”

-David Zacks, Mediator, JAMS (Atlanta)

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“You don’t stand a ghost of a chance at this mediation!”

-Lainie Jenkins, Mediator, Positive Connections, LLC

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“Apparently, even in the afterlife, we can't escape the need for a good mediator!”

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”Can we please resolve this haunting dispute over who gets to possess the crystal ball, or are we just going to keep passing through it?”

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”Is it just me, or is our communication crystal clear today?”

- D. Nichole Brown, Private Mediator & The Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire Volunteer

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“The Spirits of Fairness and Neutrality Seeking Resolution!”

-Kevin G. Moore, Moore Injury Law, LLC

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“C’mon, Harry… when we agreed you’d settle, we didn’t mean on the mantlepiece!”

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“Now tell me again, Bob… WHY do we have to do this on Zoom?”

-Karen Mason, Mediator, Justice Center of Atlanta

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“But I AM actively listening!!”

-Andrea Bennett, Esq., Mediator

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“That’s when Casper the Mediator realized he needed more than one crystal ball to predict what happens at a divorce mediation.”

-Scott Phillips, Mediator, Phillips & Sellers, P.C.

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“Innovation in caucusing reached new level.”

-Steven J. Gold, Esq Mediation Services, AIM Mediators

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“Just how long are we supposed to wait for that ‘Medium-hater’ person to caucus with the other side?”

-Pete Desrochers, President, Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society

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“Oh! Okay, tell her she can have custody, and I’ll take the dog.”

-James Lundy, Mediator

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“The Ghostly Bachelor”

AFTER THE FINAL FINAL ROSE ... 

“I had a wonderful one-on-one date and you feel like my forever Boo. The crystal ball confirms the drama back at the Haunted Bachelor Mansion, unless we get ADR intervention. But, Boo, where's the rose on the table for our date?”

-Hala Carey, Mediator

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