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Welcome to The Mediation Minute! This podcast explores practical techniques to facilitate successful negotiation and resolution. Hosted by Rebecca Wisbar, mediator and attorney.

Contact Rebecca, Akers & Wisbar (225) 767-1003 or akerswisbar.com.

The Mediation Minute podcast is produced by Catherine O'Brien, Branch Out Programs.

May 2, 2019

Play on! Matt Pryor, Managing Partner of Pujol, Pryor & Irwin, is an attorney and a soccer referee. As a referee, Matt communicates not only verbally but also with body language, stance, and other forms of non-verbal communication. Matt and host Rebecca Wisbar discuss on this new episode of The Mediation Minute how...


Apr 25, 2019

Jennifer Moisant of Balfour Emonet law firm sits down with host Rebecca Wisbar to discuss managing emotions during mediation and what it means to encourage reasonable expectations. Jennifer and Rebecca discuss how valuable an impartial view can be to successful mediations as well as how to handle deeply personal...


Apr 11, 2019

How does equestrian competition relate to mediation? Barbara Irwin of Pujol, Pryor & Irwin joins Rebecca Wisbar on The Mediation Minute. The delicate art of give and take holds center stage in this conversation, as well as how nonverbal communication is a powerful tool in negotiation.

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Sep 12, 2018

What do "boxing" and "dressing for church" have to do with litigation? Przemek Lubecki of Morris Bart Attorneys at Law, New Orleans, joins Rebecca Wisbar on The Mediation Minute. Having previously practiced law in Illinois, Przemek discusses some of the differences between Louisiana and Illinois, especially when it...


Aug 30, 2018

Information is power in a negotiation, and when you represent the plaintiff, stepping "into the shoes" of the defense can make all the difference when it comes to a settlement. Luke J. Thibodeaux, II of Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys joins Rebecca Wisbar on The Mediation Minute to share how working as a claims...