The Perils of Separate Caucuses In Mediation

Small Talk and Separate Caucuses highlights the importance of joint initial mediation sessions and the perils of shuttle mediation. Check it out. It takes a very skilled mediator to hold it together, but isn't that what we want, very skilled mediators?
UPDATE: I promise I drafted this post before I read Victoria's 2006 Gratitude list, naming "Divorce Law Journal -- Louisville family law attorney Diana Skaggs who does more to promote ADR than any attorney I know." Sweet.