Signature Resolution: Elevated and Sophisticated

Signature Resolution

When looking for help in resolving a dispute in the Los Angeles and San Diego area, Signature Resolution provides a vast array of services and neutrals that help resolve disputes in a sophisticated, comfortable, and private environment.   The company’s mission is to provide an enhanced dispute resolution experience for clients through a higher standard …

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The Best Negotiation Books of 2023

The 10 Best Negotiation Books of 2020

Are you looking for the best negotiation books? Most people want to get what they desire and overcome obstacles. Here is where negotiation strategies can come into play. There are countless books about negotiation skills, but which is the best option? Learning to bargain is relatively easy with the right tools. Negotiating skills are essential, …

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Earning a Certificate in Mediation

Certificate in Mediation

For those interested in becoming a professional mediator, earning a mediation certificate can be the first step in playing an active role in the mediation process. However, many budding mediators may not understand what being a certified mediator means for their careers or how to access the mediation field. Others may wish to complete mediation …

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When a Power Imbalance Exists: Identifying a Power of Imbalance

Identifying a Power Imbalance

One of the most noticeable issues that could arise in a negotiation or mediation is an imbalance of power. Often one of the hardest issues to overcome if the neutral or the parties are not prepared, and still difficult when the neutral is prepared, an imbalance can easily throw an otherwise successful dispute resolution process.

Improve the Chances Your Mediation Will Be a Success

Improve the Chances Your Mediation Will Be a Success

The vast majority of legal disputes aren’t ended due to a trial. But, at some point, the parties reach a mutually agreeable compromise, and the dispute is resolved. Mediation is one way to help parties reach an agreement if they can’t do it themselves. Attorney Richard Shore, writing in Forbes, has these ideas to help increase …

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Mediation’s Higher Calling: Feel the Love

What is Mediation? There are many benefits to mediation, including spiritual and emotional, according to an article written by Dr. Denisha Shah. Attorneys who use the mediation process may focus on the more immediate benefits (ideally, a case settles and a file closes). Still, there are more extensive benefits that all participants may benefit from. …

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The Mediation Community’s Dirty Little Secret

The Mediation Community’s Dirty Little Secret

By Vivian Scott We are a great group of people, us mediators. We understand how emotions and values play into conflict, we recognize the power in a solution that fits both parties’ needs, and we approach the world with a quiet confidence that any disagreement can be resolved. I love that about us. Too bad …

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What Matters Most At Impasse

What Matters Most AT Impasse

By Joe Markowitz I remember reading a piece by a newspaper columnist who described the process by which someone in that field can finally claim to have mastered the trade. The aspiring newspaper columnist starts with a head full of ideas. He might even have rough drafts or outlines for many weeks’ worth of columns …

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Mediator’s Opening Statement

Mediator's Opening Statement

Mike was excited.  The classes were over at last, the internship was done, and he’d been approved for the civil panel. Today was his first solo mediation. He opened the door and strode in.  The lawyers and their clients looked up expectantly at Mike. He froze.  What should he say next? Where we begin a …

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