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

Learning from Riskin’s Model

Mediation is a unique way of resolving a dispute. While Arbitration and Litigation focus on a person authorizing or “handing down” a decision to resolve a conflict, negotiation and mediation are about parties coming together to resolve a dispute.  Unlike...

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Creativity and the Right-Brain

Ever since I can remember, I was making music.  As soon as I mastered the glockenspiel in Kindermusik, I soon moved on to the piano at the age of four. Although I still continue to play classical piano, I picked up the flute in middle-school marching band and...

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“Right and Wrong” in Hong Kong

  “Welcome to a crazy world of people packed into a peculiar little island,” it beckons.  Although new countries are supposed to be exhilarating—total  immersion into a place so very different—I woke up the next morning groggy and...

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“Fairly Legal”

Mediator is Star of New USA Network TV Series “Fairly Legal” USA Network will be hosting TV Series called “Fairly Legal” which features a lawyer turned mediator as the lead role. In general, the mediator Kate (Sarah Shahi) is a natural at...

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Signalling Status and Position

How Online Communication is Transforming Negotiations In face-to-face negotiations, powerful players have many ways to exert dominance. Powerful individuals dress in smart clothes that signal wealth and use props – such as BlackBerrys, personal phones, laptops,...

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My New Year’s Resolution

  In these economically trying times, it is all too easy to lose yourself in despair.  I am graduating from law school with a Master in Dispute Resolution at a time with record high unemployment rates.  The future may be glum.  It is a...

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Anchors and Offers

As part of my duties as an intern at the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), I have been able to attend a course on Advanced Negotiations.  These courses are much like the CLE courses required by the ABA to stay current on...

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The Progression of Mediation

  It’s taken a while for mediation to catch on. I have heard many say that Europe is roughly 15 years behind the American movement towards mediation. In Europe, it is still a slow process as countries begin to adopt legislation that...

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Video Conferencing

Video Conferencing as a Tool Towards Effective Communication Long-distance business relationships often rely heavily on the use of emails or the telephone.  These forms of communication prevent parties from developing rapport and fostering human...

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Mistakes I Made in Paris

  First impressions matter. Particularly in a country that is stereotypically  known for its rude people and dislike of foreigners, first impressions are everything. I am a traveler. I’ve worked and lived abroad and I have found that I...

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The Hague

  I recently visited the Peace Palace in The Hague.  The structure and layout of the building is a testament to its unique purpose.  Andrew Carnegie contributed the funds to build the palace under two conditions: (1) that it contain the...

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