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.
Keely Scott | Online Mediation Practical Tips
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 practical tips for a polished presentation and tactics for helping laypeople feel comfortable with the mediation process in a virtual setting.
Chris Glisson | Ethics and Negotiations
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 information gathering stage of mediation preparation.
Tommy Juneau | Preparation and Interpersonal Dynamics
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. What should go into a position paper at a mediation? Should you even submit a position paper? What level of detail should be covered with participants in order to prepare? These questions and more are answered on this Mediation Minute episode.
Jonathan Mitchell | Turning Clients into Teammates
“Ultimately, what we all want is to come to a good resolution for all our clients and if you can understand what the other person is thinking, it can help you nudge them towards where you want them to be.” Jonathan Mitchell is our guest and he shares one question to ask clients which will set the tone for the future legal proceedings. Jonathan and host Rebecca Wisbar discuss the concepts of anchoring and of confirmation bias, plus practical tips for positively managing expectations throughout a mediatio
Aaron Chaisson, Jr | Negotiations Before, During, and Even After Trial
The current COVID-19 situation may have encouraged disputing parties to negotiate where they might otherwise would litigate. Aaron Chaisson joins Rebecca Wisbar to analyze the many benefits of these negotiations, even if negotiations weren’t “Plan A.” Aaron identifies the process of finding the “pressure points” in a case and how experience provides perspective for all parties involved. The conversation closes with a discussion of post-trial negotiations plus how goodwill is not an endless resourc
Elizabeth Liuzza | Communication Skills and Preconceived Ideas
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 setting the tone and dealing with preconceived ideas that may present themselves during mediation.