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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.

Jun 29, 2018

Employment law is the topic of this Mediation Minute podcast. Returning guests Valencia Landry and Terry Landry discuss with Rebecca Wisbar general issues of employment cases as well as the specifics of "Whistleblowing." Rebecca, Terry, and Valencia detail how mediation of employment matters is beneficial for...


Jun 22, 2018

Paul "Woody" Scott of The Scott Law Firm returns to The Mediation Minute to discuss some of the intriguing issues social media pose to those in the legal field. Is all publicity "good" publicity? That philosophy is put to the test in this conversation with Woody and host Rebecca Wisbar. Woody and Rebecca discuss the...


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...