Mediation as TV drama?

TV pilots cover a wide range of topics; some reach production and some don’t.  One that caught my eye actually involves mediation. describes it this way:

Facing Kate (Drama, USA Network) A top litigator, frustrated with the bureaucracy and injustice she witnesses in the legal system, decides to become the ultimate anti-lawyer: a mediator.

A couple of things are interesting.  First, someone thinks that mediators are the ultimate anti-lawyers. This notion might surprise more than a few people who practice both law and mediation (and maybe arbitration, too),  as well as mediators who work productively with attorneys on a regular basis.

Second, what exactly would a TV series about a mediator show?  Lots and lots of conversation, with few visible “gotcha” or “aha” moments?  Thought bubbles in which the participants’ inner voices contrast with their spoken words?

Stay tuned, and keep an eye out for “Facing Kate”.

Posted in Conflict Resolution in the News, Saturday, July 31st, 2010

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