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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