Plaudits for Mr. Banov as a Mediator
In 2004 Wallace Meissner, then Civil Training Manager of the Superior Court's Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division applauded Mr. Banov's mediation techniques in a mediation.
He set down these observations:
"Very good [introduction], especially in disclosing his personal style ('I'm an aggressive mediator') and emphasizing self-determination ('I'll be as candid as you want me to be.').
With regard to generating options and reality-testing:
"Excellent. Kept a flexible and open-ended group of options in play, without narrowing possibilities unnecessarily. Superb reality-testing with both sides, even when challenged."
On time and strategy:
"Very skillful. Had a nice touch, kept things moving, didn't rush, maintained optimistic outlook, stayed with it."
""A very comfortable, self-assured and poised performance.
After Mr. Banov helped the parties settle the first employment case which the Superior Court assigned him to mediate, the plaintiffs' lawyer wrote Mr. Banov: "Thank you again for your help yesterday in resolving the * * * matter. You are providing an excellent service to the bar by volunteering to mediate."