Steven Mehta

Steven Mehta
Steve Mehta is a professional full-time mediator who specializes in mediating complex and emotional cases. A leading Los Angeles mediator, Mr. Mehta has been repeatedly selected as a Super Lawyer in mediation and is highly regarded by both sides to mediation. Visit: www.stevemehta.com

Pick a Mood, any Mood – Just Pick a Good One

There aren’t many benefits to being in a bad mood, even if that’s your reliable, long-standing default mode. Being in a bad mood can make you less effective, less open to creative solutions, and due to stress, it can affect your health.  Most peoples’ jobs have a...

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When You Need to Bear Bad News

If not for someone’s bad news there would be no legal profession and sometimes you’re the one who needs to deliver it. There are better and worse ways to do it. The Muse’s article on delivering bad news to your boss has lessons for talking to clients and colleagues...

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Are You Heading in the Right Direction?

Whether it’s your life in general or a negotiation in particular if you’re not heading in the right direction you need to change. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you need to do is stop digging. Some of us are so wedded to how we do things we may see...

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How to Better Handle a Stressful Situation

What fun would it be for an attorney to have a job with less stress? Give it a try and see for yourself. Attorneys are famous for their stressful jobs, but there are steps you can take to turn it down at least a little bit. Chris Charyk, writing in The Muse,...

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Earth to Client, this is Reality Calling

At times, attorneys need to deliver bad news. Maybe things didn’t go according to plan or maybe the client’s case isn’t worth nearly what he thinks it is. Discovery went sideways, the other party’s witnesses look pretty bullet proof and a lot of negative information...

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How to Become Better at Conversations

Conversations are the social lubricant that makes relationships, moving ahead professionally, generating new clients and settling lawsuits easier. Whether it’s a general “get to know you” conversation or a specific conversation for a particular topic, the more skilled...

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How Good is Your EAR?

No one is perfect. We all get upset. But some of us get upset more often than others. If that person is the client or the person you’re dealing with “EAR Statements” may help, according to an article by Bill Eddy.He says high conflict people often attack those closest...

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