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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.

Jul 2, 2021

Brian Katz of Herman, Herman, & Katz of New Orleans joins Rebecca Wisbar on the Mediation Minute to discuss how recent legislative tort amendments will influence mediation and litigation.

Host Rebecca Wisbar is a Baton Rouge mediator and attorney. The Mediation Minute is now available on Apple PodcastsSpotify

Jun 25, 2021

Trust is integral when it comes to mediation, often being noted as a key ingredient to negotiation success. Erik Vollenweider joins Rebecca Wisbar to talk about trust in another aspect of the legal life: mentorship. Erik has made the transition from Associate to Partner at Lobman Carnahan in New Orleans. Erik discusses...

Nov 12, 2020

Video conferencing is part of our daily lives these days, and those in the legal profession are finding more and more mediations and other negotiations online. Keely Scott, managing partner of Donohue, Patrick & Scott, joins Rebecca Wisbar on the Mediation Minute to share some tips for mediating online. Keely offers...

Nov 6, 2020

Chris Glisson, managing partner of MGM Attorneys joins Rebecca Wisbar on The Mediation Minute to discuss ethics and negotiation/mediation. Chris shares his thoughts about ethical questions that can arise in mediation that might not receive the attention they deserve. Special consideration is given to ethics in the...

Oct 28, 2020

The dynamics between people are paramount in the mediation process. Tommy Juneau believes that the dynamics between attorneys can sometimes eclipse the dynamics between the parties. Return guest Tommy joins Rebecca Wisbar to discuss mediation preparation and negotiations. What should go into a position paper at...