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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.

Keep up with The Mediation Minute and get new episodes delivered to your inbox by signing up for The Mediation Minute email list.

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

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

Nov 28, 2017

Terry Landry of Landry & Vessel, LLC shares a wealth of information about employment law. On the new episode of The Mediation Minute with host Rebecca Wisbar, he corrects several misconceptions held by both employers and employees. Terry discusses issues such as documenting infractions, protected classes, and maternity leave. The conversation closes with an exploration of how mediation can be advantageous in claims of employment discrimination.

Host Rebecca Wisbar is a Baton Rouge mediator and attorney. The Mediation Minute is now available on Apple Podcasts, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Get new episodes of The Mediation Minute delivered to your inbox! Sign up for our email newsletter. Visit TheMediationMinute.com to learn more. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice.

Nov 8, 2017

Representing municipalities or State agencies brings different issues to litigation and mediation. Valencia Vessel Landry of Landry & Vessel, LLC joins Rebecca Wisbar to discuss these differences. Also, Valencia explains that having a judgment is not the end of the process with a public entity and ways in which mediation is beneficial in these situations.

Host Rebecca Wisbar is a Baton Rouge mediator and attorney. The Mediation Minute is now available on Apple Podcasts, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Get new episodes of The Mediation Minute delivered to your inbox! Sign up for our email newsletter. Visit TheMediationMinute.com to learn more. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice.

Oct 27, 2017

Stephanie Possa of Tyler & Possa joins Rebecca Wisbar to discuss mediation of workers' compensation and third-party claims. Stephanie explains the differences in these suits as well as considerations in order to successfully mediate cases involving both types of claims.

Host Rebecca Wisbar is a Baton Rouge mediator and attorney. The Mediation Minute is now available on Apple Podcasts, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Get new episodes of The Mediation Minute delivered to your inbox! Sign up for our email newsletter. Visit TheMediationMinute.com to learn more. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice.

 

Oct 17, 2017

Colby Wenck opened his own legal practice (The Wenck Firm, LLC) in Metairie, LA after working for 15 years at his previous firm. Colby found that his experience as an attorney served him well in this transition as he negotiated many aspects of establishing his law firm. He discusses with host Rebecca Wisbar on this episode of The Mediation Minute, the various negotiations involved in this process.

Host Rebecca Wisbar is a Baton Rouge mediator and attorney. The Mediation Minute is now available on Apple Podcasts, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Get new episodes of The Mediation Minute delivered to your inbox! Sign up for our email newsletter. Visit TheMediationMinute.com to learn more. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice.

Aug 9, 2017

"In every person, there's a negotiator."
Greg Bodin, Shareholder with Baker Donelson, joins host Rebecca Wisbar to discuss mediation and negotiation in relation to the LSU Negotiation Clinic and in the practice of law. Greg and Rebecca discuss the real-life experience gained by the students of the Negotiation Clinic. The conversation turns to techniques used for advancing a negotiation, and closes by addressing what makes a great mediator.

Host Rebecca Wisbar is a Baton Rouge mediator and attorney. The Mediation Minute is now available on Apple Podcasts, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Get new episodes of The Mediation Minute delivered to your inbox! Sign up for our email newsletter. Visit TheMediationMinute.com to learn more. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice.

Jun 13, 2017

Joe Prokop's law practice focuses on elder law issues and estate planning. On this episode of The Mediation Minute, guest Joe and host Rebecca Wisbar discuss handling client emotions during stressful interactions which occur after the passing of a loved one. They discuss the importance of managing expectations as well as getting into a rational frame of mind. Mr. Prokop also explores the difference between listening to clients and hearing clients.

Host Rebecca Wisbar is a Baton Rouge mediator and attorney. The Mediation Minute is now available on Apple Podcasts, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Get new episodes of The Mediation Minute delivered to your inbox! Sign up for our email newsletter. Visit TheMediationMinute.com to learn more. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice.

May 31, 2017

Randy Roussel of Phelps Dunbar, LLP joins the Mediation Minute to discuss the role of negotiation in commercial property development. Randy and Host Rebecca Wisbar discuss the ways in which anticipation and preparation are key to negotiation success. These aspects are crucial since negotiation can involve parties other than buyers and sellers, including parties without an economic interest in the transaction.

Host Rebecca Wisbar is a Baton Rouge mediator and attorney. The Mediation Minute is now available on iTunes, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Get new episodes of The Mediation Minute delivered to your inbox! Sign up for our email newsletter. Visit TheMediationMinute.com to learn more. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice.

Mar 2, 2017

Linda Perez Clark of Kean Miller L.L.P. joins the Mediation Minute to share insights about negotiations. Ms. Clark and host, Rebecca Wisbar discuss maximizing effectiveness at each stage of your negotiation. The show closes with our guest sharing some of her best strategies for successful commercial negotiations.

Host Rebecca Wisbar is a Baton Rouge mediator and attorney. The Mediation Minute is now available on iTunes, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Get new episodes of The Mediation Minute delivered to your inbox! Sign up for our email newsletter. Visit TheMediationMinute.com to learn more. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice.

Feb 23, 2017

A book can be a professional mentor in a compact form. This is the premise of this episode of The Mediation Minute. Ryan Chenevert of Fletcher, Roy, & Chenevert returns to the show to discuss with Rebecca Wisbar three influential books that cover concepts that will benefit anyone involved in mediation or negotiation.

The books featured in this show are:

- SELL OR BE SOLD by Grant Cardone
- NEVER SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE by Chris Voss
- GETTING TO YES by Roger Fisher and William L. Ury


Host Rebecca Wisbar is a Baton Rouge mediator and attorney. The Mediation Minute is now available on iTunes, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Get new episodes of The Mediation Minute delivered to your inbox! Sign up for our email newsletter. Visit TheMediationMinute.com to learn more. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice.

Jan 25, 2017

How do you maximize the benefits of mediating? Rebecca Wisbar, an experienced Louisiana lawyer and certified mediator, gives useful insights sure to make your next mediation experience more effective and efficient. Rebecca visits such practical issues as when to stop negotiations in advance of mediation; the role of preparation; and how some conduct can be misunderstood by parties unfamiliar with the mediation process. The show closes with Rebecca discussing the power of collaboration in the mediation setting.

Host Rebecca Wisbar is a Baton Rouge mediator and attorney. The Mediation Minute is now available on iTunes, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Get new episodes of The Mediation Minute delivered to your inbox! Sign up for our email newsletter. Visit TheMediationMinute.com to learn more. Please note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice.

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