Featured Articles by Phyllis G. Pollack

1111, 2015

Phyllis Pollack is Featured in ABA Journal Article

November 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Mediators find more tools through neuroscience By Susan Kostal - ABA Journal Phyllis Pollack. Photograph by Jonah Light Mediators and other practitioners of alternative dispute resolution are using information gleaned from the research [...]

2509, 2015

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

September 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Previously published in the September 2015 issue of "Advocate" Magazine, Pages 44-55 The September 2015 issue of  Advocate (Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California) focuses  on ADR-Choice is Good.  I am privileged [...]

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

Introduction 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, [...]

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." BABASA v. LENSCRAFTERS My quest for this answer started by happenstance when [...]

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