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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 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...