Phyllis Pollack

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Phyllis Pollack

About Phyllis Pollack

Phyllis G. Pollack, Esq. the principal of PGP Mediation (www.pgpmediation.com), has been a mediator in Los Angeles, California since 2000. She has conducted over 1300 mediations. As an attorney with more than 35 years experience, she utilizes her diverse background to resolve business, commercial, international trade, real estate, employment and lemon law disputes at both the state and federal trial and state appellate court levels. Currently, she is the in­coming chair of State Bar of California’s ADR Committee. She has served on the board of the California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC) (2012­2013), is a past president and past treasurer of the SCMA Education Foundation (2011­2013) and a past president (2010) of the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA). Ms. Pollack received her BA degree in sociology in 1973 from Newcomb College of Tulane University and her JD degree from Tulane University School of Law in 1977. She is an active member of both the Louisiana and California bars. Pollack believes that it is never too late to mediate a dispute and recommends mediation over litigation as it allows the parties to decide their own solutions.
22 09, 2017

Questionable Negotiation Tactics!

By | 2017-09-05T16:03:03+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Negotiation Strategy|0 Comments

One thing I have learned about agreeing to teach a class is that it has caused me to focus on many things that have otherwise been floating around in my subconscious. One of these is negotiation tactics: what is permissible and what is not. In researching this topic for class, I came across a blog [...]

8 09, 2017

A Fat Bias: implicit or Explict?

By | 2017-08-23T17:12:15+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

When you see an overweight person walking down the street, or perhaps sitting in a meeting with you, what is your reaction? Do you cringe or try to avoid that person? Do you have thoughts- good or bad- about that person’s physical appearance? Are you even aware of your reaction or are they so deep [...]

1 09, 2017

The Power of Silence

By | 2017-08-15T11:21:49+00:00 September 1st, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

While I have known that silence can be a powerful tool in my mediation tool box, I never really thought about until I read a recent article posted on the BBC news website called “The subtle power of uncomfortable silences ” by Lennox Morrison (July 18,2017). (“Article”) The article examines what we all know innately; [...]

25 08, 2017

The Non-Mediation Mediation

By | 2017-08-03T14:47:13+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Actual Mediations|0 Comments

In 2005, the American Bar Association together with other organizations, adopted the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators. Standard 1  entitled “Self Determination”  defines it as … the act of coming to a voluntary, uncoerced decision in which each party makes free and informed choices as to process and outcome. Parties may exercise self-determination at [...]

18 08, 2017

Commenting on Tentative Recommendation

By | 2017-08-15T11:35:44+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Legislature|0 Comments

On June 22, 2017, the California Law Revision Commission issued its Tentative Recommendation following its study to create an exception to mediation confidentiality (Study K-402). All public comments should be received by the Commission no later than September 1, 2017. The CLRC just issued its Agenda for its September 28, 2017 meeting at the State [...]

11 08, 2017

Time, Money and Happiness

By | 2017-08-02T11:22:51+00:00 August 11th, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

The BBC News service posted an interesting article (July 25, 2017) entitled “Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’” by Helen Briggs. The article discusses a study in which individuals reported greater happiness when they paid others to do their chores. Dr. Elizabeth Dunn, a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia in Canada conducted [...]