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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.

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The Mediation Minute podcast is produced by Catherine O'Brien, Branch Out Programs.

Aug 30, 2018

Information is power in a negotiation, and when you represent the plaintiff, stepping "into the shoes" of the defense can make all the difference when it comes to a settlement. Luke J. Thibodeaux, II of Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys joins Rebecca Wisbar on The Mediation Minute to share how working as a claims...

Apr 13, 2018

Within each mediation, there are several layers of negotiation taking place simultaneously. Ed Walters of Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC joins Rebecca Wisbar on The Mediation Minute. The dispute between the parties may take the forefront in the mediation, but every participant would be wise to consider...

Feb 15, 2018

Is "jury" a scary word for a litigant? Return guest Ryan Chenevert of Fletcher, Roy & Chenevert, LLC joins Rebecca Wisbar to discuss how the prospect of going to jury trial influences the mediation process. Ryan shares how he uses focus groups as a way to assess the mindset of an average citizen plus what a client can...