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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.

Oct 17, 2019

41 - Scott Fruge of The Fruge Law Firm is a member of the LSU Trial Advocacy Faculty. This “crash course” for law student seniors is a three-day intensive that walks students through the rigors of a trial. One step in that process is assessing the possibility of mediating a dispute. What are the practical benefits...


Oct 10, 2019

A unique practice, Laurie Kadair of Kadair Law Firm, LLC estimates 80% of her cases are Special Needs Trust administration.  Many of these trusts are established as part of a legal settlement. Host Rebecca Wisbar and Laurie Kadair discuss the fact that assets in Special Needs Trusts need to last “for the long haul”;...


Sep 26, 2019

Communication is key in mediation, but can humor play a role? Kent Gonsoulin, “Cajun Comedian” joins Rebecca Wisbar to talk about reading an audience (even an audience of one), testing the waters, and how humor can relieve tension even in sensitive situations. Kent offers practical insight into maintaining...


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...