June 1, 2018

Lance will be a speaker at the Orange County Bar Associations's Alternative Dispute Resolution section on July 23. The topic will be, "Settlement Strategies and Techniques: Closing the Deal." 

Topics for discussion include:

-How to "Set the Table" for successful mediati...

April 27, 2018

Mediation is a process. That process begins well before the day of the mediation. Unfortunately, all too often, inadequate preparation means that the mediation may be headed for failure. But there are ways to maximize the chance that the mediation will be productive an...

February 10, 2018

You’ve heard it before--the mediator cautions you that litigation will be very expensive. But you already knew that and advise the mediator that the litigation will also be expensive for the other side.

That is exactly the point. Both sides are probably looking at si...

February 5, 2018

As of Monday, February 5, 2018, Lance has officially joined ADR Services, Inc.! Read more...

November 13, 2017

Mediation is more often than not a negotiation about money. Of course, non-monetary issues may also be involved. But all too often, back and forth negotiation over money (“positional bargaining”) reaches an impasse. That raises the question, what tools are available to...

August 11, 2017

It is now commonplace to find an arbitration clause in a wide variety of contracts or agreements. Many consumer contracts now contain arbitration clauses. Contracts with doctors, cell phone providers, cable, satellite and video streaming services, banks, auto dealershi...

May 25, 2017

Lance will speak at the OCBA Insurance Law Section Meeting June 28 along with Brian Bark of Wilbert Bark LLP on Cumis Counsel Issues. Lance is a longtime OCBA member and former two-time ADR Section Chair. Learn more or register now...

May 25, 2017

In many ways, the process of mediation incorporates several of the same elements as a musical composition. Think about these key aspects of a musical composition as important elements of any mediation.

I.     Introduction and Arrangement:

Interview your mediator bef...

February 7, 2017

The esteemed list of Super Lawyers is a peer-reviewed ranking service identifying the top 5% of the Bar. Lance LaBelle was honored to be included on the list of "O.C. Top 50" for the fifth consecutive year and the list of Southern California Super Lawyers for a tenth c...

February 7, 2017

As featured in Avvo Guides, Lance LaBelle lends his knowledge and expertise to the identification of the keys of a successful mediation.

You’re right from your side

I’m right from mine;

We’re both just one too many mornings and a thousand miles behind.

-Bob Dylan, One Too...

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