Mediation Confidentiality: The Twin Supports of Resolution (Part 1 of 2)

Mediation Confidentiality and Privilege: The Twin Supports of Resolution

Mediation is negotiation with the assistance of a neutral third party. It is a process, and like other processes has stages. Those stages are different depending on which role you play. But either way, each stage requires your active participation if you are to succeed. In this article we detail the 5 stages of mediation for mediators and disputants.

Components of Peace Agreements

Components of Peace Agreements

Most peace agreements address three main concerns: procedure, substance and organization. Procedural components set out the processes that establish and maintain peace. They delineate the HOW of a peace process by establishing the processes and measures that help build the peace. 

The Art of War in the Kingdom of Probate

The Art of War in the Kingdom of Probate

Of the contested matters pending in the probate courts in California, perhaps one in a hundred will be decided through a trial. The rest will be decided through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. As reflected by these figures, going to trial has become the alternative, and ADR, with its many facets, has become the norm.

Accommodating to Achieve a Positive Result

Accommodating to Achieve a Positive Result

When people approach conflict or conflict resolution, they typically choose one of five styles of negotiation to handle the conflict—competing, compromising, collaborating, avoiding, and accommodating. These styles describe the way a person can think about, negotiate, and eventually resolve a problem. Most people have a sort of default style that they use for their private, …

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Finding Your Way Through an Impasse

Finding Your Way Through an Impasse

Settlement conferences, mediations, and negotiations are often a great opportunity for a case. The parties can share their wishes and can create a solution to the problem that will not be available if a judge or jury decides the issue. When the parties are cooperating, negotiation may be incredibly productive and save the case from …

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Navigating the Emotional Stages of Divorce

Navigating the Emotional Stages of Divorce

Divorce is accompanied by a myriad of emotions, big and small. While each divorce stirs up different emotions depending on the individual situation, there are some similarities in the stages that people will go through as a divorce is approaching and carried through. These emotions are often broken up into six stages—disillusionment, dissatisfaction, decision, initiation, …

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Passing of the Torch RBG – Who Will Dissent?

Passing of the Torch Ginsberg

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 commemorated the life of “Notorious RBG” and …

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Healing The Energy of Conflict by Hass Sadeghi

Healing The Energy of Conflict by Hass Sadeghi

Let’s be real; Conflict can bring up some deep pain and associated underlying energies — I’m not referring to pain that you can put a band-aid on or have a doctor fix. I’m talking about the deep-rooted and “psycho-spiritual” pain that makes one feel intense emotional responses triggered by a Conflict. When we are faced …

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Mobbing: A Form of Emotional Abuse in the Workplace

Mobbing: A Form of Emotional Abuse in the Workplace

Workplaces are often a place of friendly competition, where coworkers work against each other to climb to the top of the profession. Workplaces also have a social factor to them as well because employees look for friends and acquaintances to make the workday more enjoyable. The combination of these elements can often lead to groups …

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My Healing Journey Back from Burnout & Facing the Myth of Hustling to Success

My Healing Journey Back from Burnout & Facing the Myth of Hustling to Success

I previously wrote several candid posts about my journey after leaving my business law & dispute resolution consulting practices along with several leadership posts for a 2.5-year sabbatical to heal from “burnout,” that I didn’t even know I needed. Like a “Fish Out of Water,” sometimes our environments & what we “know” can prevent True …

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