Hello Everyone, This has been an amazing past few weeks for SCMA. First, I’d like to thank Dan Ben-Zvi for his program for our membership during Mediation Awareness Week. It was highly informative and received rave reviews. Also, congratulations are in order to the SCMA Education Foundation for reaching the challenge grant of $1,000 set […]
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About Anne Sawyer
Anne Sawyer is an independent Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Consultant. In addition her private consultation practice, she is the Executive Director of the Southern California Mediation Association.
Her mission is to foster, support and promote mediators and other neutrals and to further increase peaceful resolution of conflicts. Raising public awareness as to the many values of mediation and increase its use to address a broad variety of public and private disputes in a confidential, safe and empowering process is her passion.
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Hello Everyone, It feels like the year is flying by already! I would first like to thank Phyllis Pollack and Lee Blackman for their highly informative program on Feburary 11 where they highlighted the latest updates regarding mediator confidentiality from the California Law Review Commission. I look forward to any update they will provide moving […]
March 14, 2017 SCMA President Jason Harper recently wrote to you introducing the SCMA Education Foundation as the charitable and educational arm of the SCMA and its work supporting Peer Mediation Programs in our schools. We’re delighted to let you know that SCMA has just issued its Third Annual Challenge Grant to the Foundation to […]
Hello Colleagues, I would like to share with you some information about the SCMA Education Foundation and their amazing efforts. The Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable and educational arm of the SCMA, and this year we are celebrating its Tenth Anniversary and the extraordinary work it has done! In the last ten years, its achievements […]
The most complex organ of the human body is the brain. It oversees every bodily function and lets individuals interact with one another. Research into the brain provides an in-depth look at human nature and an understanding of human behavior. Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system. It explains why behavior changes under stress. […]
Friends and Colleagues: This is my final message as president of SCMA and I would be remiss if I didn’t begin by thanking all of you for your support, encouragement and friendship this past year. Serving as president of SCMA presents a unique set of challenges because the membership is spread across such a large […]
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE We saved the best for last! SCMA has presented some truly exceptional programs this year, but none more inspiring than the final two programs of 2016. On Thursday, October 13th, SCMA will host the Fourth Annual Celebration of Peer Mediation, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., in the Founder’s Room at USC’s Galen Center, […]
“The event was amazing — and very thought provoking! I had no idea that Forest Whitaker was so involved with programs like that. And it was threaded beautifully with the concept of mediators as peacemakers. One of the best I’ve ever seen.” Those are the words of Stephen Weaver, President-Elect of the Santa Monica Bar […]
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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE This past month showed the true promise and potential of SCMA’s Professional Development Groups! At the Pasadena PDG meeting on July 11th, Noah Stein shared his recent experience attending the third annual World Mediation Summit in Madrid, where he was one of the panelists for a workshop titled “Designing Our Destiny.” At the South Bay PDG […]