Mark is re-appointed to his third 3-year term as a Commissioner for the St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission.
I love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up ..... because
I'm still looking for ideas.
Mark helps facilitate the weekend retreat for the 2017 class of Leadership Northshore at Solomon Retreat Center.
Don't tell people how to do things; tell them what to do and
let them surprise you with the results.
Mark travels through Europe with his wife and daughter. Rome to Marseille to Paris to London over 2-1/2 weeks.
We must take adventures in order to know
where we truly belong.
addresses the current students in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Delgado Community College. He
is part of a panel discussion on networking, working with mentors, and building advisory boards.
Life is all about perspective ..... the sinking
of the Titanic was a miracle to the lobsters waiting to be cooked in the ship's kitchen !
April 2016 Mark
leads the 2016 class of Leadership Northshore on their "Law and Judicial System" day, taking the class of 30 leadership
students to Slidell City Court, Slidell Police Department, St. Tammany Parish Jail and the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center.
people say they love the smell of books, I always want to ask them, "To be clear, do you know how reading works?"
Mark lectures to Southeastern Louisiana University MBA students in Professor Baldi's "Negotiations" class.
He reviews their videotaped mediation session and offers real-world mediation and negotiation advice.
I changed my computer password to "incorrect." Now, whenever I forget my password, my
computer tells me "your password is incorrect."
March 2016 Mark
is the guest speaker at the lunch meeting of the Business Women's Network in Slidell, LA. He speaks on "Women in
the age where my goal is to outlive the expiration date on a Twinkie.
Mark lectures on "Communication and Conflict Resolution" at the Business Conversation Series for MBA students at
Southeastern Louisiana University.
a form says "Sign here", I can't help but write down "Aquarius."
February 2016 Mark
conducts a retreat for the senior management team of a St. Tammany public agency.
If cats could talk ....... they wouldn't.
Mark is the guest speaker at the Northshore Society of Human Resources Management,
educating the attendees on Conflict Resolutions Skills.
I finally figured out what flies and mosquitoes are for. They're God's way of making us
Mark conducts a "Communication and Conflict Skills" seminar for a corporate client. The seminar is requested
for companywide presentation (700+ employees over the course of 4 months).
I hear Starbucks is planning to sell beer and wine. Apparently, it's
gettting difficult to sell sober people a $10 cup of coffee.
Mark facilitates the Leadership Skills class for the Leadership Northshore class of 2015-2016.
I was spontaneous once. It didn't go as planned.
Mark is elected as Chairperson of the Board of Commissioners of the Northshore Harbor Center.
If it's easier said than done, would it be okay with
you if we just keep talking about it ?
Mark lectures to Boyet Jr. High School students on the U.S. Constitution.
"Say NO to drugs" doesn't work. If you're talking to your
drugs, you're already taking them !
Mark is a guest lecturer on the topic of professionalism to entering law students at Tulane Law School.
My favorite way to eat eggs? Baked.
In a cake.
RESOLUTIONS creates its new, mobile device friendly, companion website @ WWW.RESOLUTIONSADR.NET.
The word "engagement" can mean either planning
to marry or initiating combat. Coincidence ???
Mark lectured to Boyet Jr. High School students on careers in law.
You know you're getting old when your children start referring to your savings as their inheritance.
Mark facilitated the Law Enforcement/Judicial System full-day seminar for the 2015 Leadership Northshore Class.
Next time you see a restaurant menu with a "Kids
Eat Free" menu, try ordering water for yourself, and - for your child - a Ribeye Steak and a kid's BudLight !
RESOLUTIONS relocates its NEW ORLEANS office to: 935 Gravier St., 6th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70112.
At my age, the definition of "Happy Hour"
is a nap.
Mark facilitates a board meeting in Biloxi, MS, for a regional medical care provider.
I believe that I'm stuck somewhere between "having it together"
and "some assembly required."
Mark attends the WIND Insurance Conference, and obtains his WIND Umpire Certification.
God grant me the serenity to accept the Terms and Conditions that I did
December 2014 Mark
facilitates the "Leadership Skills" class for the Leadership Northshore Class of 2014-2015.
Does refusing to go to the gym count as "resistance
Mark speaks on "Litigation Alternatives: Mediation & Arbitration" at the 2014 Forensic & Litigation Services
Workshop of the Society of Louisiana CPA's.
When I see a tire swing swaying gently in the breeze, I like to believe that it's daydreaming about life on the
Mark is the featured speaker at the Meeting of the Business Women's Network of East St. Tammany. Topic?
"Conflict Resolutions 101."
If someone starts a conversation with "Now, this isn't really a big deal", ....... it probably is.
As part of his continuing lectures to the "Children in the Middle" classes sponsored by St. Tammany Parish Hospital
(co-parenting classes for divorcing parents), Mark assists a local high school senior with her research paper on divorce mediation.
Do people who say "You
gotta fight fire with fire" not understand how fire works ?
Mark conducts a conflict resolution seminar while facilitating a board retreat for a regional medical care provider.
I would organize my thoughts but I'm afraid they would
form a union and demand benefits.
Mark expands his arbitration practice by assisting FINRA with a growing docket of hearings in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
He will be conducting recurring arbitration hearings in Puerto Rico for the next several years.
The worst time to re-examine your life is after you've had too much to drink
Mark is re-appointed by the Parish Council to serve another 3-year term on the St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention
Commission. At the next meeting of the STPTCC, Mark is re-elected as Chairman of the Tourist Commission. http://www.louisiananorthshore.com/
"Life is what happens while
you are busy making other plans." John Lennon.
Mark attends the American Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution section meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
At their Advanced Mediation Institute, Mark facilitates a panel discussion on "How to Break Impasse at Mediation."
If you stay calm while all around you is in chaos,
then you probably haven't completely understood the situation.
Mark conducts a FINRA securities arbitration hearing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the entire week. He has previously
arbitrated cases in 7 states (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas).
By the time you learn the rules of life, you're too old to play the
Mark attends the annual meeting of the Association of Attorney-Mediators in Houston, TX, and attends their full-day seminar
on Advanced Mediation Topics.
of "deja vu" - when you think you're doing something you've done before, it's because God thought it was so funny
he had to rewind it for His friends.
Mark is a lecturer at the annual meeting of the Buffalo Wild Wings National Franchise Association in New Orleans, LA.
He lectures restaurant managers on the topic of Workplace Conflict Resolution.
I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem.
Mark is the chairperson of United Way's annual fundraiser - "Glitz, Glamour & Giving" in St. Tammany Parish,
his second year chairing this event. Earlier in the evening, Mark is named United Way's Volunteer of the Year in St.
If Bill Gates had a penny
for every time I had to reboot my computer.........oh, wait, he does.
September 2013 Mark
is the guest speaker at the monthly luncheon of the New Orleans Claims Association. He speaks on the topic of "Breaking
Impasse at Mediation."
isn't what it used to be.
attends the 2-day seminar - "Domestic Violence in Divorce Mediation" - in Birmingham, AL, conducted by Troy
Smith @ Mediation Media.
thrust, pigs fly just fine.
As part of the Louisiana State Bar Association's program, "Lawyers in the Classroom," Mark lectures to Mrs. Darnell
Boudreaux's law studies class at Clearwood Junior High School.
He who smiles in a crisis has found someone to blame.
Mark serves as one of the facilitators at the Leadership Northshore retreat for the entering
students of the class of 2014. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for many years.
Fighting a war to "establish peace" is about as smart as
having sex to "establish" virginity.
August 2013 Mark participates in the Professionalism Orientation sessions for entering law students at Loyola
University School of Law.
do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do!
Mark is appointed to the Mediation Committee by Judge Mary Devereux to study proposed revisions to the recently-enacted
Pilot Mediation Program in Division "K" of the 22nd Judicial District Court (which he co-authored and currently
serves as Administrator).
computer recently beat me at chess. Then, I beat it at kick-boxing.
August 2013 Mark
has been added to the panel of EEO Redress mediators for the U.S. Postal Service in the state of Mississippi. He has
been a Redress Mediator for the USPS in Louisiana for more than 16 years.
A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.
Mark is now a lecturer at both "Children in the Middle" programs in St. Tammany Parish - eastern St. Tammany
at Slidell Memorial Hospital Parenting Center; western St. Tammany at St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center.
He teaches about the advantages of the MEDIATION process in co-parenting during and after divorce.
I asked God for a bike, but I know He doesn't
work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
Mark is a member of a Panel presentation to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Delgado Community College.
The severity of an itch is inversely proportional to the ability
to reach it.
Mark addresses the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, New Orleans Chapter, with Attorney-Mediator Stacey Marcel,
on the status of the Orleans Parish (Civil District Court) Family Court Pilot Mediation Program.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Mark presents "The Benefits of Mediation" at the Annual Conference of the Louisiana Claims Association at the Beau
Rivage in Biloxi, MS, to a full audience of claims professionals.
Widsom is knowing that some things are better left unsaid. True wisdom is knowing which things.
Mark attends the annual National Conference of the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts in Los Angeles, CA, where
he studies advanced mediation topics with mediators, Judges, attorneys, mental health professionals from around the World. He
attends seminars conducted by leading practitioners - "Increasing Creativity in Mediation", "Online Dispute
Resolution- the State of the Art", "Choreographing Communication in Mediation", "The Family Court of the
Future", "Shared Parenting: the Next 50 Years", "Mediating Same Sex Dissolutions".
Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Mark is a member of a Panel Presentation - with Judge Mary Devereux and Attorney/Mediator Lila Hogan - to discuss the topic
of Mediation at the Greater Covington Bar Association CLE Seminar.
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it
at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." Buddha
Mark presents a Continuing Legal Education seminar to the Slidell Bar Association on the topic - "The Benefits of Mediation."
In life, there are three things you can't recover: a WORD
after it's said, a MOMENT after it's missed, and TIME after it's gone.
Mark attends the American Arbitration Association's Regional Conference - "Managing Successful Arbitrations" - in
New Orleans, LA.
It is better to
build children than to repair adults.
Mark attends the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC) - Louisiana Chapter - Annual Conference in New
Orleans, LA. Attended by Judges, Attorneys, Mediators, and Mental Health Professionals - all focusing on ideas to improve
the family court process. During the conference, Mark updates the group on his efforts in establishing Family Court
Pilot Mediation Programs in St. Tammany and Orleans Parishes. For more information about AFCC, go to http://www.afccla.org/. “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.”
March 2013 Mark
attends the Main Line Family Law Center tele-seminar, "Preparing for Divorce - What to Expect Emotionally", by Adina
Laver, M.Ed., CPC, Divorce & Life Empowerment Coach.
Why do we choose from just TWO people for President of the United States ...... but choose from
FIFTY for Miss America ?
lectures to the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, LA Northshore Chapter, at their monthly meeting. He
provides an update on the St. Tammany Parish Family Court Pilot Mediation Program and announces the news that a second Pilot
Mediation Program is being drafted in Orleans Parish. Mark is working with Attorney-Mediator Stacey Marcel and Law Professor-Mediator
Bobby Harges to create this exciting new program in New Orleans. At the most recent meeting with the CDC Family Court
Judges, Mark is appointed as interim program administrator.
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Mark serves as a Judge for the final round of the LSU Law School Arbitration Competition in Baton Rouge.
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit;
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
RESOLUTIONS opens southshore offices - TWO locations on Poydras Street in downtown New Orleans (1100 Poydras and 650 Poydras),
and ONE location in Metairie (3900 North Causeway Boulevard). RESOLUTIONS now offers mediation & arbitration hearing
centers in Slidell, Mandeville, Metairie and New Orleans, Louisiana. MEDIATION IS GROWING IN SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA
The sole purpose of a child's middle
name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.
January 2013 Mark is appointed the the national panel of FINRA Small Claim Mediators. As part of
this new mediation program, Mark will handle telephonic mediation conferences for FINRA clients in small claims (below $50,000
in dispute). More information about this innovative program is available at www.finra.org.
hit a man with glasses. Hit him with a baseball bat.
January 2013 Mark meets with Judges D'Souza, Jupiter & Bartholomew at Civil District Court, Orleans
Parish, with mediator-attorney Stacey Marcel and mediator-professor Bobby Harges (Loyola Law School) to formulate plans for
another court-referral mediation program. Mark will work with Marcel and Harges to develop the Civil District Court
Family Court Pilot Mediation Program.
travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Mark is appointed Chairman of the St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission. He will assume his leadership
role at the February 2013 commission meeting.
War does not determine who is right ... only who is left.
December 2012 Mark
chairs the 2012 "Glitz, Glamour & Giving" fundraising event for the United Way of Southeast Louisiana.
The early bird might get the
worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
November 2012 Mark is a speaker
at Slidell Memorial Hospital's program - "Children in the Middle" for divorcing couples. He introduces the
class to the benefits of MEDIATION in the divorce process. He will speak to future students in this program which helps
couples develop positive communication and co-parenting skills during and after divorce.
Evening news is where they begin with "Good evening", and
then proceed to tell you why it isn't.
November 2012 Mark lectures to Sociology classes
at Northshore High School.
is watching us, the least we can do is be entertaining.
Mark attends the LSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution annual meeting and seminar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is re-appointed
to the LSBA ADR Statewide Council.
Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand
on the edge of the pool and throw them fish?
October 2012 The Family Court
Pilot Mediation Program begins in Judge Mary Devereux's division at the 22nd Judicial District Court. This innovative
program, co-created by Mark Myers, will require families with contested child custody/visitation cases to mediate prior to
their court date. Mark is appointed to the Court's Panel of approved mediators.
The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.
At the St. Tammany Family Court Improvement Week, Mark introduces the Family Court Pilot Mediation Program in Judge Mary Devereux's
division, which he helped co-author with other mediators, attorneys and Judge Devereux and her 22nd JDC staff.
Some people say, "If you can't beat them, join them."
I say, "If you can't beat them, beat them", because they will be expecting you to join them, so you will have the
element of surprise.
2012 Mark attends advanced
Elder Mediation training at the Manousso Mediation Institute in Houston, TX.
You don't need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
Mark attends the seminar, "The Art & Science of Mediation," by Troy Smith of Mediation Media out of Dallas,
TX. More information about mediation seminars is available at http://www.mediationmedia.com/.
Always borrow money from
a pessimist. He won't expect it back.
Mark presents a seminar at the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce's "Dine and Discover Workshop": Do You
Want to be in Court? Increase Profits by Reducing Litigation Expenses through Alternative Dispute Resolution.
When in doubt ...... mumble.
Mark is approved as a FINRA MEDIATOR through qualification by the FINRA National Arbitration and Mediation Committee.
He now serves as both an ARBITRATOR and MEDIATOR for FINRA - Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. http://www.finra.org/.
I take life with a
grain of salt ... plus a slice of lime ... and a shot of tequila.
June 2012 Mark
joins the International Association for Mediated Divorce as their first provider in the State of Louisiana. For more
information about this group, which is dedicated to supporting and facilitating self-represented couples through the transition
of divorce, visit their website at http://www.mediateddivorce.org/.
Why is it that the sun lightens
our hair, but darkens our skin?
May 2012 Mark studies ELDER
MEDIATION with the Mediation Training Group in Boca Raton, Florida.
If quitters never win, and winners never quit, what does it mean when someone says - "Quit
while you're ahead" ?!?
April 2012 Mark lectures to six classes
at Northshore High School as part of the "Lawyers in the Classroom" program of the LSBA. He speaks to American
History and Sociology students on the topics of the U.S. Constitution and the Supreme Court, and Law and Ethics.
How is it possible to have a "civil war"?
JANUARY 2012 Mark attends
the seminar, "Skills Training in Facilitative Mediation", at LSU Law School, taught by Zena Zumeta of the Mediation
Training & Consultation Institute of Michigan.
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
OCTOBER 2011 Mark attends the annual meeting of
the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association. He participates in the Negotiation/Bargaining/Ethical
Dilemmas Seminar by mediator Andy Little, author of "Making Money Talk: Mediating Insured Claims." At the
Section's Annual Business Meeting, Mark is appointed to the ADR Section Statewide Council.
Why is lemonade made from artificial flavors and dishwashing
liquid made from real lemons?
AUGUST 2011 Mark
is a member of the panel of speakers at Tulane Law School's Professionalism Orientation Program for entering freshman law
to the bookstore to buy a book. I asked the clerk to show me the "self-help" section. She said she could,
but that it would defeat the purpose.....
JUNE 2011 Mark successfully mediates a family succession dispute which
had been litigated for more than three years in two different courts. After three mediation sessions, all issues were
resolved. The parties were so satisfied with the mediation process, they all agreed to bring any future disputes
related to the succession property back to Mark in arbitration.
If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
MAY 2011 Mark
is the guest speaker at the National Business Institute's Continuing Legal Education seminar in Lafayette, LA. He speaks
to the group of attorneys on the topic of "Defending Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the Rambo Litigator."
Whose cruel idea was it to put an "s" in the word lisp?
Mark accepts his first arbitration assignment for FINRA in the state of Georgia. He now provides
arbitration services to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (dispute resolution services for NASD/NYSE) in seven states:
Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee & Georgia.
- I used to be indecisive; now I'm not so sure.
The Louisiana Supreme Court grants RESOLUTIONS accredited sponsor
status to provide Continuing Legal Education in the State of Louisiana. Mark Myers will begin offering seminars on the
topics of "Ethics in Mediation" and "Professionalism in Mediation." Stay tuned
for upcoming seminar schedules .....
- How do they get deer to cross the road at those yellow signs?
APRIL 2011 RESOLUTIONS agrees to accept one pro bono mediation
referral from each Judge in the 22nd Judicial District and Slidell City Court in 2011, greatly exceeding the minimum pro
bono requirement of the Louisiana Mediator Registry & the Association of Attorney-Mediators. The estimated
value of these donated mediation services will exceed $15,000.00 this year. RESOLUTIONS is proud to play
its part in advancing the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Southeastern Louisiana.
- If you try to fail and succeed, what have you just done?
MARCH 2011 Mark Myers is a member
of the Speaker's Panel to discuss the topic of Ethics in Mediation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Attorney-Mediators
in New Orleans, LA.
- if Wile E. Coyote had enough money
to buy all that stuff from ACME, why didn't he just buy dinner?
FEBRUARY 2011 RESOLUTIONS is pleased to announce that
its founder and principal Mediator, Mark Myers, has been listed as the only Certified Civil Mediator & Certified
Child Custody/Visitation Mediator based in St. Tammany Parish in the 2011 Louisiana Mediator Registry.
- Why didn't Noah just swat those two mosquitoes?
JANUARY 2011 Mark Myers is appointed
to the Board of Commissioners of the St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission. For more information about St.
Tammany tourism, visit http://www.louisiananorthshore.com/
- How were we able to put men on the moon before realizing it
would be a good idea to put wheels on suitcases?