Managers, counselors, human resource professionals, teachers and neighbors are increasingly being called upon to resolve disputes at work, in their own homes and communities, in our schools and beyond!
Many of us do not possess the advanced communication and negotiation skills needed to meet today’s complex interpersonal demands when conflict needs to be diffused. Read more
Negotiate! Radio is a nonprofit community service initiative. Its objectives are to collect and diffuse information on negotiation, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), both in theory and by analyzing case studies. It is my aspiration that listeners will use the information learned in the shows, especially conflict resolution techniques, in their personal lives, thus living a more peaceful,
prosperous, and fulfilling life. Read more
SCMA is deeply saddened to announce that Richard Millen passed away on March 10, 2010. Richard was 89 years young and was one of those whose inspiration created this organization at its inception. His bright light saw us through over two decades of growth. He leaves us as a Board Member, having been elected “in perpetuity” in 2007. He is one of our two treasures, along with Ken Cloke, for whom our annual Peacemaker of the Year award is now named. He taught at the Neighborhood Justice Center (now DRS), Pepperdine’s Straus Institute, and California State Dominguez Hills and helped to start the first court-annexed mediation program in the Los Angeles Superior Court (the pre-cursor to today’s program). Many of us were trained by him, influenced by him, and heard him speak at conferences, as often from the audience as from the front of the room. A deeply spiritual man, with vigorous energy and strong beliefs about how mediation should remain “pure” and uninstitutionalized, he continued to mediate cases at 88 years of age. As his family is holding a private memorial service for him, the mediation community is working on putting together a tribute and will be in touch soon with more news. We have lost a great peacemaker and teacher. His presence will be missed. Read more
Please join me on April 14, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. for our study group!
Please note that the meeting will be held in my new suite, Suite 210, same address: 2001 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 210, Santa Monica, CA. My new space has a much larger conference room, so space should not be an issue; however, please RSVP so that I know how many of you are coming for snacks and beverages. purposes. Also, if anyone can contribute to the snacks/beverages, please let me know.
Also, please advise if you have any specific topic requests!
Discussion topics typically include marketing, ethics, new case law effecting mediation, peer presentation of cases, and anything of interest to the attendees.
Appetizers, desserts and beverages are welcome.
April 14, 2010
2001 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 210
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 829-6063 ext. 12
RSVP to WKramer@k2law.com
A very special thank you and kudos to Jan Frankel Schau and Nikki Tolt for organizing another successful Employment Conference. The new venue at The Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach proved to be a wonderful location, and the turnout was amazing considering the current economic conditions. Thank you to James Street and American Institute of Mediation for their sponsorship support and to all of the speakers for their time and effort on SCMA’s behalf. For those of you, who missed the program, be sure to join us in Fall for the annual conference as these programs are specifically designed to help you in your mediation career.
We are in the process of putting together the Annual SCMA Directory of Members. To place an AD, please contact the SCMA office today. Remember this is an excellent way to network, advertise your business and participate in our events as the directory is distributed at the Town Hall, the Real Estate Conference, the CAALA conference in Las Vegas in September, and our annual November conference. Please consider this excellent way to support your association.
Jan Frankel Schau Donates Honorarium to SCMA Education Fund
The SCMA Education Fund is proud to announce that a generous donation has been made on behalf of Jan Frankel Schau, past President of the Southern California Mediation Association and one of the founding Directors of the SCMA Education Fund. Jan was invited to present at this year’s Annual Conference of the Read more
Holiday Message from President Phyllis G. Pollack, Esq.
On behalf of Phyllis G. Pollack, Esq., President of the Southern California Mediation Association, and the 2010 Board of Directors, we wish each of our valued members and their families a joyous and happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year! We thank each and every one of you for supporting SCMA. Because of your continued membership and support, we have been able to and will continue to offer exciting and cutting edge conferences, seminars and workshops designed to keep you informed of advances and the latest precedents in the field of dispute resolution. Together, we will take SCMA into the next generation and into the future. We are very thankful to have you with us on the journey. May 2010 be a wonderful year for you and find each of you in good health and good spirits.
Divorce Mediation Training Sold Out–Scholarship Available
I am offering one scholarship ($1000 tuition credit ) for my upcoming Divorce Mediation Training scheduled May 4-8 in Westwood http://www.mostenmediation.com/training/register.cfm . Candidates should submit resume with cover letter by email no later than April 16 detailing their commitment to peacemaking and history of providing help to the underserved.
Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Mediator and Collaborative Attorney
Certified Family Law Specialist
California State Bar Board of Specialization
11661 San Vicente Blvd. #414
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(Office) 310-473-7611 x101 Fax – 310-473-7422
(Training) 310-441-1454 Fax- 310-470-2625