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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.

Mar 28, 2018

What does mindfulness have to do with the practice of law? Lexlee Overton joins Rebecca Wisbar to talk about the ways you can achieve mindfulness, and thereby improve your legal practice, your mediations, and your life. Lexlee shares some stress reduction techniques. Additions we hear about her charitable organization...


Mar 14, 2018

Vince Fornias returns to the Mediation Minute to speak with Rebecca Wisbar about arbitration. He provides comparison and contrast between arbitration and mediation as alternative dispute resolution methods. While both arbitration and mediation are outside of the court system, each method is unique in its approach,...


Mar 7, 2018

Paul "Woody" Scott joins Rebecca Wisbar to discuss working with clients for whom English is not their first language. Woody, who was born in Honduras, assists many clients who primarily speak Spanish. Woody and Rebecca discuss how language impacts communication and negotiation. Immigration status is often a question...


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...


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...