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The Mediation Minute

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

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Contact Rebecca by email or call her firm, Akers & Wisbar at (225) 767-1003.

The Mediation Minute podcast is produced by Catherine O'Brien.

Apr 21, 2016

He's known as Musa the Intervener, and he joins The Mediation Minute to discuss negotiation in the Workers’ Compensation setting. Musa Rahman is an author and attorney, based in Baton Rouge. His book The Practice of Workers' Compensation Third-Party Claims and Interventions is a straightforward guide for both the new attorney as well as the seasoned professional. In this episode of the Mediation Minute, Musa and Rebecca discuss Workers' Compensation interventions, and Musa shares his insight on negotiating from a position of strength. The show closes with Musa offering tips for attorneys heading into a mediation and negotiating a Workers' Compensation lien. You can get Musa's book at Claitors.com. (http://claitors.com/cgi-bin/clt/cltdetails_ct.cgi?Stock_Number=1-59804-746-9)

Rebecca Wisbar is an attorney and mediator in Louisiana. Visit TheMediationMinute.com for more information. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice.

Apr 14, 2016

Vince Fornias returns to delve deeper into issues of preparation on this episode of the Mediation Minute. Vince comments about the importance of communication, and offers some specific techniques to employ when it comes to being an effective communicator in the mediation setting. Offering examples of what to do (and what NOT to do) Vince covers what should be done in advance to ensure the right conditions for a beneficial negotiated settlement. Rebecca Wisbar is an attorney and mediator in Louisiana. Visit TheMediationMinute.com for more information. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice.

Apr 8, 2016

In this inaugural episode of the Mediation Minute, host Rebecca Wisbar is joined by Vincent Fornias. Vince, who has been a part of well over 3,400 mediations, shares his expertise and experience on what factors into a successful mediation, as well as the behaviors that are least conducive for success. Vince also examines how to balance the negotiation of a mediation with the human element, and how to avoid the process seeming like merely a "number trading" exercise. Rebecca Wisbar is an attorney and mediator in Louisiana. Visit TheMediationMinute.com for more information. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice.

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