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...

July 7, 2016

Lance was recently proud to be admitted to an esteemed organization, the Association of Attorney-Mediators. Criteria for eligibility and admission is very selective, with requirements including pro bono service, continuing education, observation and practice of mediati...

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