April 30, 2020

If you are one of the many who have tried virtual dispute resolution, then you no doubt recognize its primary benefit--eliminating the need to travel to an office. But perhaps this format is new to you and slightly intimidating. I would like to offer some guidance.
 
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November 1, 2019

Confidentiality is one of the hallmarks of mediation in California. But when does a mediation end such that communications may no longer be confidential?

 
     California Evidence Code §1125 provides, in pertinent part, as follows: 

(a) For purposes of...

April 6, 2019

A mediator’s proposal is best described as settlement terms presented by the mediator to parties that have reached an impasse in their settlement negotiations. 

Generally speaking, the proposal should not invite a counter-offer or new terms. It is important that the p...

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