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June 2009 Blog Posts (5)

"112 Ways to Succeed in Any Negotiation or Mediation" Steve G. Mehta

I just received Steve G. Mehta's new published book in the mail today "112 Ways to Succeed in Any Negotiation or Mediation"- Secrets from a Professional Mediator.



I am looking forward on soaking my eyes into the pages and feel the impact of having my negotiating skills turbo-charged. Like, I am not turbo-charged enough already. The difficult part is pulling myself away from my laptop and blackberry. "I can do it"



As I progress into the chapters, I will post my thoughts and… Continue

Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on June 30, 2009 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Monday Marketing Minute

Hello LA Mediators



As president, and a new blawgger, I thought that I would start each Monday with a marketing minute. This will be an ongoing start of a discussion relevant to the professional mediator. I hope and encourage everyone not only to take a minute on Monday to read, but also to chime in with your reaction, thoughts, and input on what works for you.



Today, to begin, I think some nuts and bolts is a good starting point. So, let's talk Database...yes, I can feel… Continue

Added by Bob Tessier on June 29, 2009 at 12:12pm — 4 Comments

Mediation Matters-The Importance of Evidence in Mediations; Wendy W. Kramer, Esq., Mediator/Arbitrator

Attorneys and parties often arrive at a mediation hearing carrying the "Jenny Craig" version of their file; their discovery volumes and boxes having been left behind in their offices. They tote along an invisible box of evidentiary material which they will ask the mediator to convey with force to their opponent (and which they insist with passion and emotion) will destroy, demolish or otherwise impede the other side's case. Some probing into the existence and merits of this evidence is well… Continue

Added by Wendy Kramer on June 29, 2009 at 11:20am — 3 Comments

"Waiting for No" and Other Ineffective Bargaining Strategies

Notes from the Front Line



“Waiting for No” and Other Ineffective Bargaining Strategies

by: Glenn M. Gottlieb, Esq., Attorney-Mediator



One of the most valuable roles an effective mediator can play is that of “educator.” Parties caught up in a dispute – hardened in their adversarial positions – naturally tend to retreat to “safe” ideas and “tried and true” strategies. Unfortunately, to paraphrase Will Rogers, “It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble;… Continue

Added by Glenn M. Gottlieb on June 29, 2009 at 11:14am — No Comments

Mark Ameli "A Primer on Cross Cultural Dispute Resolution"

M a r k K. A m e l i

Attorney at Law

Mediator / Arbitrator

A Primer on Cross Cultural Dispute Resolution

Why is it so difficult for a litigator to bring matters to a resolution? Even very successful litigators

may not be able to resolve their cases amicably while a mediator can do so in a short time. As a

litigator for many years and after discussions with other litigators regarding alternative dispute

resolution I have been able to discover certain… Continue

Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on June 27, 2009 at 12:10am — No Comments

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