Mikita Weaver

Mikita Weaver
Mikita is the Editor-in-Chief of ADR Times. She is also an attorney at Seastrom Tuttle & Murphy 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. She welcomes your inquiries, and can be reached at [email protected] or (800) 616-1202

Passing of the Torch – Who Will Dissent?

On Friday, September 18, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at age 87 (1933-2020). I was still working (remotely) when I heard the news. The group texts began to slowly roll in. The news alerts started popping up on my phone. A friend called and we...

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The 10 Best Negotiation Books of 2020

Most people want to get what they desire, which is where negotiating can come into play. There are countless books about negotiation out there, but which one is the best option? Learning to bargain is quite easy with the right tools. Whether it's for business, your...

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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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