When people are entrenched in serious conflict, litigation can often seem like the only way out. However, litigation is a lengthy, expensive process that often isn’t in either party’s best interests. Mediation provides an alternative.

Phyllis Pollack, President of PGP Mediation, a Los Angeles, California, mediation service organization, ([email protected]) is dedicated to providing a fair, confidential forum for dispute resolution. For more than 15 years, she has been helping individuals and businesses find viable solutions to complex problems through mediation.

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Phyllis has mediated more than 1,400 disputes, pairing a facilitative approach with the ability to ask both parties hard questions that lead to greater clarity on the important issues. With the in-depth legal knowledge necessary to keep parties focused on the relevant issues, she is passionate about helping people find creative, viable solutions to their disputes so they can move forward.

PGP Mediation provides a wide variety of mediation services, including:

After more than 35 years as a senior attorney, Phyllis knows firsthand how many disputes can benefit from the use of mediation, as opposed to litigation. Mediation allows parties to retain control of the outcome, rather than having a decision handed down by a third party. It can also be more efficient and less of a drain on parties’ resources.

Latest Mediation Blog Posts

Will A Case Be Codified As Law?

February 24th, 2017|0 Comments

In the context of a marital dissolution proceeding, is there (or should there be) an exception to mediation confidentiality (California Evidence Code section 1119) for financial disclosures “prepared for the purpose of” and used “in [...]

Alternative Facts

February 17th, 2017|0 Comments

A few weeks ago, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway used the phrase “alternative facts” during a Meet the Press interview to defend President Trump’s assertion that the attendance at his inauguration was “huge”, the [...]

Just about at the end!

February 7th, 2017|0 Comments

On February 2, 2017, the California Law Revision Commission (CLRC) held its regular meeting in which it once again discussed mediation confidentiality. While the Commissioners seemingly did not make any great strides, at the same [...]

Don’t Let the Hardball Get the Best of You!

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

The other day, I came upon a blog post from the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School that is worth discussing. It is entitled “10 Hard Bargaining Negotiation Tactics” by Keith Lutz (January [...]