Jeffrey Krivis

Jeffrey Krivis
Jeffrey Krivis has been recognized by the Daily Journal, the leading legal newspaper in California, as one of the 'top 20 mediators in the state,' and 'top 50 neutrals in the state,' (Daily Journal). Since 2004 he has been honored as one of the 'Super Lawyers' in California by Los Angeles Magazine and Law and Politics Media.

10 Steps In Preparing For a Mediation

Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a system of processes designed to assist parties in resolving their disputes economically and more quickly than the traditional court system. Its value lies in reducing the time, cost and uncertainty in the civil justice system. The key to...

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The evolution of hunters and gatherers-Part 2

Continued from Part 1.Between self-help and trialIn between the two ends of the continuum lie most of the processes that are primarily designed to get cases settled. The parties absolutely need these intermediate steps before engaging in mediation. (1.) Communication...

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The evolution of hunters and gatherers-Part 3

Continued from Part 2.Terms of engagement After considering the above checklist (which will no doubt be supplemented to adapt to your case), it’s now time to negotiate the terms of engagement to mediate. Here are a few quick things to remember:• Scheduling – Mediators...

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The negotiation campaign-Part 2

Continued from Part 1.• Call to action – Notice how most everything that occurred in the Obama campaign was designed to get people to vote. YouTube channels were set up to bring information about their positions to people that might not always vote. Social Media sites...

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What movie do you want to make?-Part 2

Continued from Part 1.Star Trek “Loud as a Whisper”Riva, known as the greatest mediator in the universe, has a slight problem. He is deaf and mute. To counter this limitation, he has three people who make up his “chorus.” The chorus has the ability to telepathically...

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What movie do you want to make?-Part 1

The arc of a litigated case has many narratives, particularly when it comes to settlement opportunities. While some cases fall into standard, often repeated formulas, others cannot be scripted. Yet, there are moments in the cycle of a case where some litigators simply...

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The soft touch: The village elder

First, a confession. Next, a suggestion. At the beginning of every mediation session I am not sure which hat I will be wearing. Will it be the role of the poker player who is dealing for dollars? The priest who listens to his parishioners’ penitence? The bartender who...

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