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Jul 9, 2020

Verdict Magazine – Life Inside Prisons

This article has its roots between 10:00 p.m. and midnight Pacific time last July 4 when I was a guest on George Noory’s radio show “Coast to Coast AM.” The general topic was our country’s Criminal Justice System, with the more specific subject being our failed policy of Drug Prohibition.... read more

Jun 30, 2020

Los Angeles Lawyer – Closing Argument

The Future of ADR After the Coronavirus The 1976 Pound Conference offered a revolutionary “big bang” concept of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and transformed the American legal justice system. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Warren Burger articulated a vision for a more “informal” justice system that included qualitatively better... read more

May 30, 2020

WLALA – Making Virtual Mediation A Reality: A Primer for Women Lawyers of Los Angeles

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice said: “You can’t have it all at once.  Over my lifespan, I think I have had it all.  But in different periods of time, things were rough.”  In the midst of the Corona virus pandemic, all of us are experiencing those “rough times”; however, there are... read more

May 1, 2020

How In-House Counsel Can Impact Mediations (and Visit With Dogs)

Companies are investing in more in-house counsel with litigation savvy to help shape their resolution strategy and partner with outside counsel. Today, those companies see the return on their investment in more efficient resolutions. In-house counsel can play a vital part in mediation because they know the inside workings... read more

Apr 20, 2020

Fresh insights – The Mediation of Sexual-Harassment and Abuse Cases; Which Cases Should Be Mediated and How That Mediation Should Proceed

Tina Turner famously belted out: “What’s love got to do with it?” in her 1984 album, “Private Dancer.” It turns out that Turner was still recovering from a long and abusive marriage to Ike Turner and some of the lyrics reveal her pain and private struggles with that abuse. She... read more