Were most of your cases done in one trip, where you went in, did
the whole thing and left, or were there situations where you would go in for a couple days and go
home for a couple weeks and go back?
I mentioned that the St. Cloud mediation lasted almost six months, almost every other week
for six months at the reformatory. That was unusual. In a school desegregation case, we would
sometimes open an office. We opened an office in Dayton just to work on that matter. Or assign
somebody to Cleveland, who worked 90% of the time on that school desegregation case. When
we didnít have an office, such as in Lansing, Michigan, the mediator would travel back and
forth, working with parties and meeting with them. Many cases involved single trips of a just a
few days, but once we opened a case whether or not we would return was open-ended. Although
we set goals at the outset, we might change them during the course of our work.