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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.

Jul 3, 2020

Communications plus a business education, mixed with a dash of public relations can lead to a interesting perspective when paired with a law practice. Elizabeth Liuzza joins Rebecca Wisbar on the Mediation Minute to share how professional communication can influence the mediation process. Elizabeth shares insights into...


Jun 26, 2020

The mediation opening session has evolved. Guest Tommy Juneau talks with host Rebecca Wisbar about the importance of the opening statements and how they set the tone for the entire process. Tommy shares some communication tactics that make for an effective mediation.

Tommy Juneau is principal at Perry Dampf Dispute...


Jun 19, 2020

The ripple effect of COVID-19 continues to spread, even in terms of anticipated litigation. What impact will the global pandemic have on cases as varied as international law issues all the way to tort suits? Eric Johnson of CompQuantum joins Rebecca Wisbar to discuss what might develop, comparing and contrasting the...


Jun 17, 2020

Two sides of the same coin—that’s how Darrell Loup describes his experience doing both defense work and having a plaintiffs’ practice. Darrell shares insights gained over a long career practicing law as he now moves into serving as a mediator. Host Rebecca Wisbar and Darrell discuss the various perspectives in...


May 26, 2020

We’ve talked about preparation on the Mediation Minute, now Katherine Loos joins Rebecca Wisbar to discuss "personality." We hear about the importance of minimizing surprises, being prepared, and how assessing the personality of a mediator can lead to negotiation success. Katherine also explains how to understand the...