Mediation: Meeting in the Middle!

The Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) recently held its annual conference (virtually). The closing plenary remarks were delivered by Randy Lowry- the first president and a founding member of SCMA. The theme of the conference was ‘the magic of mediation” or how a few hours of mediation can work magic [Read More]

By |December 3rd, 2021|Mediation|

It is All a Matter of Perspective

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” — Calvin Coolidge I start this blog with this quote because the Christmas season tends to change our perspective [Read More]

By |December 20th, 2019|Court Cases|

Why Do We Get So Hung Up on The Facts?

Within the last week, I have read two different articles about the “truth”. The first, a blog posted on Kluwer Mediation Blog on February 8, 2018 entitled, “The Map is not the territory” by Charlie Woods highlights the notion that each of us has a different perception when looking at [Read More]

By |February 23rd, 2018|News articles|

The Other Person’s Viewpoint

Often, in mediation, I suggest to a party that she look at the issue from the viewpoint of her adversary, i.e., the person sitting in the other room. I do this in an effort to have that party become more open in finding a solution to the dispute; to realize [Read More]

By |October 5th, 2012|Research|