EPISODE THREE – THAT WAS FUNNY, RIGHT?

Steve literally meets his guest, Caryn Carson, half-way in Waco, Texas. Ms. Carson is a lawyer by day, comedian by night and Steve and Ms. Carson discuss the use of humor in the courtroom and at mediation. The two discuss how different eras have handled and defined “inappropriate” attempts at humor and how difficult and contextual it is to draw the line. Steve notes that humor, when used correctly, can be a powerful tool for a mediator, but it can also alienate certain parties. That said, the law and mediation doesn’t always need to be so serious, so lighten up because Ms. Carson ensures that this episode is entertaining and maybe, just maybe, a little informative.