Mikita Weaver

Mikita Weaver
Editor-in-Chief - Mikita is the Editor-in-Chief of ADR Times. She is also an attorney at Seastrom Seastrom & Tuttle focusing solely on Family Law . Before that, she worked predominantly in litigation and arbitration in the field of construction and business litigation insurance defense. She received her Juris Doctorate at Pepperdine and a Masters in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute. Mikita has been published in the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal and worked at the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in London. As an avid traveler, she continues to explore various dispute resolution issues and how they vary from region to region.

The Courtroom vs. The Boxing Ring

About a year ago, I started boxing at a local gym. I like being active but walking on a treadmill or running on an elliptical seems so pointless—I mean you are literally running nowhere. I also practice yoga regularly but I value hot yoga/Vinyasa Flow more for its...

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Exciting New “Discoveries”

Judicial Council Creates Discovery Mechanism to Assist in Small-Scale Construction Defect Litigation If you practice in civil litigation, you are intimately familiar with the discovery process and the commonly used Judicial Council Form Interrogatories.  In...

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Listen to Me! Litigation’s Modern Failure

We live in an increasingly touchy-feely society where we give respect and regard to the therapist, the counselor, and professionals generally whose purpose and process is geared towards the individual’s needs. It’s not surprising that as society has evolved, and our...

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Rising Above the Rest

A sequoia seed is approximately the size of a tiny oat.  Within Sequoia National Park stands General Sherman—the biggest tree by volume in the whole world.  To put it in perspective, the proportion of a baby sequoia seed to the present size of...

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Mediation Confidentiality Threatened

New Proposed Amendment to California Evidence Code Might Create Exception to MediationConfidentiality Confidentiality has been a hot topic lately.  Under existing California law, when a person participates in mediation for the purpose of settling a civil dispute,...

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Is there a Litigation Gene?

  When traveling in the Galapagos, I had the amazing opportunity to visit various islands—each unique with their own set of flora and fauna.  I am still amazed to this day of one theme common to all the islands.  As our tour guide...

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The Conscious Unconscious Competent

  I sat on an airplane earlier this month—it was the third flight I’d been on within a week.  I stared out the window watching the many planes getting ready for takeoff.  I realized I had completely ignored the pilot’s lengthy...

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