My strengths as a mediator are that I establish a natural rapport with people and am adept at listening, defusing emotional blocks and building cooperation. My focus is "getting the deal done" by fostering a positive, flexible, collaborative environment. My strengths include calm patience and gentle tenacity; the ability to discern underlying motives, feelings and agendas; integrity, establishing credibility as a neutral; creative problem-solving, people skills and sense of humor; and tailoring my approach as appropriate under the circumstances. I respect the parties' time by being prepared and reviewing all materials in advance, and expect the same of counsel and the parties by coming prepared and serious about mediation.
Prior to the Mediation
Briefs are strongly recommended and should not exceed ten pages (exclusive of exhibits not easily summarized in the brief itself). Briefs should be delivered and shared among the parties at least one full week prior to the scheduled mediation. Additional confidential information may be provided to the mediator either by supplemental brief or letter, clearly marked as confidential.
Confidentiality is strictly protected. All parties are required to execute an Agreement to Mediate at the convening of each Mediation Session.