Featured Articles by Phyllis G. Pollack

2509, 2015

Mediations are supposed to be confidential… but are they really?

September 25th, 2015|0 Comments

The September 2015 issue of  Advocate (Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California) focuses  on ADR-Choice is Good.  I am privileged to contribute an article on mediation confidentiality and re-print it here. It may be […]

1408, 2015

Emotions in Mediation

August 14th, 2015|0 Comments

The August  2015 edition of the California Lawyer contains an article entitled Feelings in the Fray for which I was interviewed. In it, the author Susan Kostel discusses how emotions very much play a critical rule in negotiations and […]

2103, 2014

Article on Advocacy

March 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Several months ago, Joan Kessler asked that I provide an article to be included in the ADR issue of The Advocate. Since then, I have pondered on what I should write about. For inspiration, I […]

1301, 2014

Mediation Confidentiality: Once Again

January 13th, 2014|0 Comments

According to the Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal, mediation confidentiality will not protect attorney-client communications. In Porter v. Wyner, Case No. B211398 (April 8, 2010), this appellate court held that communications […]

3108, 2007

Mediation Confidentiality: Does it Really Exist in Federal Court?

August 31st, 2007|0 Comments

Does mediation confidentiality exist in federal court? The answer is far from clear. Depending on the circumstances, it is both “yes” and “no.”
My quest for this answer started by happenstance when I read […]

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