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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.

Jun 28, 2016

Scott Love joins Rebecca Wisbar on The Mediation Minute to compare and contrast arbitration and mediation. Scott shares reasons that the parties might opt to arbitrate, and how that alternative dispute method differs in practice from mediation. The discussion turns to some of the positive attributes of mediation and...

Jun 16, 2016

Bob Kleinpeter of Kleinpeter & Schwartzberg, LLC joins Rebecca Wisbar on The Mediation Minute to discuss collateral source. Bob goes in depth about this aspect of settlements, and explains the impact of recent Louisiana Supreme Court decisions on collateral source. Bob and Rebecca discuss the courts' decisions in...

Jun 3, 2016

Ryan Chenevert, attorney,  joins The Mediation Minute to share some of his experience gained while attending the LSU Law Clinic and learning about the different mediation methods. Rebecca and Ryan discuss the facilitative style of mediation compared to the evaluative style, exploring the continuum between the approaches...