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

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 to contribute an article on mediation confidentiality and re-print it here. It may be found [Read More]

Mediation Marathon

I have mixed emotions. Why? Recently, I have conducted multiple mediations simultaneously in matters involving the same plaintiff’s counsel and defendant’s counsel. These are lemon law cases and so frequently the same plaintiff’s counsel will have multiple cases with the same defense counsel. The mediations are thus scheduled for a [Read More]

By |July 10th, 2015|Mediation|

It’s all in the Wag of the Tail

I am a dog lover; so any story about dogs catches my eye, and I will find a way to relate it to negotiation/mediation. Here is my latest.Recently, The Economist (November 2, 2013) and other news organizations reported on a study by Giorgio Vallortigara, Marcello Siniscalchi, Rita Lusito and Angelo [Read More]

By |November 22nd, 2013|Mediation|