EnGage Mediation
10284 Century Woods Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310 273-0904
Fax: 310 282 9964

 Teaching, Publications and ADR Training

  • "Inside the Caucus:  An Empirical Analysis of Mediation from Within"  UCLA Law, January 30, 2014, 1.5 Hours.
  • PUBLICATION:  "Attorney's Fees:  'The Tail that Wags the Dog' - How to get the most out of these cases.  Advocate Magazine, ADR Issue, September 2013.
  • Superior Court Settlement Officer - PISC Settlement Program, 3 days, September 8, 9, 10, 2013.
  • Bench Conduct and Demeanor, April 19, 2013, 3 Hours.
  • SPEAKER: Judge of Mock Trial Regionals TournamentUCLA, January 20, 2013, 4 Hours
  • SPEAKER: “Legal Nuts and Bolts for Mediators”American Institute of Mediation –September 29, 2012, 2.5 Hours
  • “The Science Behind Lie to Me: How to Win Using Lie Detection” January 12, 2012, 1 Hour
  • SPEAKER: “It’s Never Over Even When It’s Over”, Southern California Mediation Association Master Mediators: After the Mediation – Employment Mediation Seminar, May 21, 2011, 1.5 Hours
  • “The New Expedited Jury Trials” –February 24, 2011, 2.5 Hours
  • Successfully Coping with the Practice of Law” –December 10, 2009, 1 Hour
  • Arbitrators & Mediators Evaluation Meeting –CAALA, February 23, 2010, 2.5 Hours
  • SPEAKER: “Avoiding Impasse”Los Angeles Superior Court Voluntary Settlement Conference Orientation Program –Mediation Panel participant, November 17, 2009, 3 Hours
  • PUBLICATION: “Three Approaches to Negotiations for Successful Mediation,” CAALA ADVOCATE, October, 2009
  • PUBLICATION: “Getting The Best Results in Mediation” scheduled to be published in the Advocate Magazine, Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California, October, 2009 issue.
  • “Medicare Liens: Have you committed malpractice today?” May 26, 2009 –CAALA Program, 3 Hours
  • SPEAKER: SCMA Legal Ease for Mediators, Tort and Insurance Law –March 7, 2009, 3 Hours
  • PUBLICATION: “Without Prior Demands, Even The Most Impossible Cases Can Settle,” Los Angeles Daily Journal Forum, p. 6 Author Article: February 27, 2009
  • PUBLICATION: “Making The Right Decision At Mediation,” published in the Advocate Magazine, Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California (Volume 36, Number 1, January 2009, p. 66-73)
  • “Money, Morality, And Ethics” –CBS Studios (I Hour Legal Ethics), November 9, 2008
  • SPEAKER: “What Happens When Settlement Negotiations Fail? November 8, 2008 SCMA 20th Annual Fall Conference –“The New Frontier-Science of the Mind” Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Making the Right Decision at Mediation Panel with Randall Kiser, author of: “Let’s Not Make a Deal: An Empirical Study of Decision-Making in Unsuccessful Negotiations,” Malibu, CA, 6 Hours
  • “Bench Conduct and Demeanor/Elimination of Bias,” Los Angeles Superior Court-_Temporary Judge Orientation and Training, Los Angeles, CA, October 16, 2008, 3 Hours
  • SPEAKER: “Getting the Best Results in Mediation: Competitive vs. Cooperative Negotiation.” The State Bar of California—81st Annual Meeting (Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel with Jan F. Schau, Esq.; Laurel G. Kaufer, Esq.; James R. Kristy, Esq.; Mary B. Culbert, Esq., Monterey, CA, September 26, 2008, 2 Hours
  • SPEAKER: “Mediator Expertise: What Does It Take?” Town Hall Panel (What do you need to be a good mediator?), Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Malibu, CA, July 26, 2008, 4 Hours,
  • Supreme Court Panel –UJF- Los Angeles, June 5, 2008, 2 Hours
  • PUBLICATION: “As Mediation Evolves, Neutrals Must Constantly Reinvent Themselves,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (Vol. 121, No 101, Forum, p. 6), Author, Article: May 28, 2008
  • SPEAKER: “Personal Injury and Insurance,” Los Angeles Superior Court ADR (SCMA) –Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution –Legal Ease for Mediators, Los Angeles, CA, May 27, 2008, 3.75 Hours
  • “The Impact of Culture and Gender on Communication and Negotiation,” US District Court –Advanced Mediation ADR Training, Los Angeles, May 14, 2008, 6 Hours
  • “The Impact of Culture and Gender on Communication and Negotiation,” US District Court –Advanced Mediation ADR Training, Los Angeles, May 13, 2008, 7 Hours
  • SCMA Employment Conference, Marina Del Rey (6 hours), May 10,2008
  • Arbitrators/Mediators Evaluation—CAALA, February 28, 2008, 2.5 Hours
  • “Cross Cultural Skills Training,” Los Angeles Superior Court—Alternative Dispute Resolution – Part 1—February 13; Part 2—February 20, 2008, 4 Hours
  • SPEAKER: “Insurance Claims and Coverage” Southern California Mediation Association—Legal Ease for Mediators. Western Justice Center Foundation, -- Pasadena, February 2, 2008, 3 Hours
  • Neutral Orientation” Los Angeles Superior Court—Alternative Dispute Resolution, January 31, 2008, 3 Hours
  • USDC – Central District Court—Electronic Filing—Attorney Training – December 7 & 12, 2007, 6 Hours
  • California Wage & Hour Litigation, Bridgeport Seminar- LA Sheraton, December 6 & 7, 2007, 9.5 Hours
  • CAALA Annual Judges Evaluation, November 15, 2007, 3.5 Hours
  • Federal Settlement Officer Panel, USDC – October 24, 2007, 3.5 Hours
  • CAOC Las Vegas Seminar—September 6-9, 2007, 6 Hours
  • 15th Annual Supreme Court Panel—UJF—June 26, 2007, 1.5 Hours
  • SPEAKER: “Personal Injury and Torts: Basic Understanding of Elements of the Case” SCMA Employment Conference – Marina Del Rey – May 19, 2007, 8 Hours
  • “Employment Law” – CAALA—Omni Hotel—LASCMA – Legal – Ease for Mediators, February 3, 2007, 4 Hours
  • SPEAKER: “Insurance & Reinsurance – Claims and CoverageWestern Justice Center Foundation, Pasadena, CA, January 20, 2007, 4 Hours
  • “What’s New in Tort & Trial: 2006 in Review” CAALA/CAOC: 24th Annual Beverly Wilshire Hotel – January 11, 2007, 3 Hours
  • “Early Neutral Evaluation” Alternative Dispute Resolution—Los Angeles Superior Court—December 15, 2006, 2 Hours
  • CAALA Judges Evaluation – Beverly Wilshire—November 16, 2006, 3 Hours
  • “Conflict Resolution:Managing Differences when the Heat is on.” UJC General Assembly, Los Angeles, November 14, 2006, 1 Hour
  • 14th Annual Supreme Court Panel – UJF, November 8, 2006, 2 Hours
  • SPEAKER: “Follow the Money: Mediating Insurance Coverage Disputes Panel with Lance LaBelle, Esq.  & David B. Ezra, Esq. SCMA’s Eighteenth Annual Interactive Conference
  • Building Bridges: The Art and The Science of Mediation,Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, November 4, 2006, 10 Hours
  • “The State of Mediation in Southern California” – Sheraton Delfina Hotel – November 3, 2006, 4 Hours
  • SPEAKER: “Resolution Strategies” Claims at the Cross-Roads: Arbitration, Mediation, Trial  W. Harper Group Risk Roundtable, Wyndham Hotel, Costa Mesa – November 3, 2006, 4 Hours
  • Employment Law” CAALA, Las Vegas, NV– September 8, 2006, 3 Hours
  • “Insurance Bad Faith Law” CAALA, Las Vegas, NV – September 7, 2006, 3 Hours
  • “Breaking Down Barriers in Employment Mediation” Southern California Mediation Association – May 20, 2006, 5 Hours
  • “How to Maximize Your Results at Mediation” –CAOC, Lake Tahoe -- March 25, 2006, 1 Hour
  • “Getting to the Heart of the Matter in Mediation” and “Improved Decision Making and Moral Intuition as Themes in Mediation.” Federal District Court, Pepperdine, March 9 & 10, 2006, 13 Hours
  • “Effective Mediation Advocacy” – Los Angeles County Bar Association – February 23, 2006, 2.75 Hours
  • US District Court Meeting re Mediation, February 16, 2006, 1 Hour
  • “Arbitrators and Mediators Evaluation Meeting.”  CAALA—February 9, 2006, 2.5 Hours
  • SPEAKER: “Insiders Guide to Mediating Medical Malpractice Matters.” Panel with Clyde Lockwood, Esq.; Shirley Watkins, Esq.; Nanci McMurray, Esq.; and Allan Jones
  • SPEAKER: “Successfully Mediating Bad Faith and ERISA Claims” Panel with John Quisenberry, Esq.; Sharon J. Arkin, es.; Ray Cotkin, Esq.; Joan Cotkin, Esq.; and Scot Adams. The Southern California Mediation Association, 17th Annual Conference, “The Absolute Mediator,” November 5, 2005, 10 Hours
  • “Insurance Bad Faith” – CAALA, 23rd Annual Las Vegas Convention, September 10, 2005, 3 Hours
  • “Specialized Mediation: Handling Challenging Employment, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice” Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School 18th Annual Professional Skills Program – June 16-18, 2005, 18 Hours
  • “Appellate Mediation” “Orientation to Appellate Mediation”  “Advanced Appellate Mediation” Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District—May 5, 25, & 26, 2005, 16.75 Hours
  • “Hot Points in Employment Mediation” – SCMA 2005 Annual Workplace and Employment Conference – May 14, 2005, 5.5 Hours
  • MEDIATOR: American Bar Association Mediation Competition – ABA Section on Dispute Resolution – Final Two Rounds of National Representation April 13, 2005, 8 Hours
  • “Advanced Skills for Settling the Employment Case” – “Mediating the Complex Case” – “Best Practice to Maximize Potential Gains in mediation”  -- “Mediating Death and Profound Injury Cases” – “Expanding the Mediators’ Tool Box,” ABA, 17th Annual Conference, April 14-16, 2005, 15.5 Hours
  • “Advanced Mediation Strategies” – United States District Court – Attorney Settlement Officer Training – March 23-24, 2005, 13 Hours
  • Federal Court Mediator’s Meeting—United States District Court – February 23, 2005, 1.25 Hours
  • “Arbitrators and Mediators Evaluation” – CAALA – February 10, 2005, 2.5 Hours
  • “The Cutting Edge of Mediation”  -- SCMA 16th Annual Interactive Conference—November 6, 2004, 8 Hours
  • “Fee Arbitrators Training” Los Angeles County Bar Association – July 22, 2004, 2.75 Hours
  • “Advanced Mediation: Skills and Techniques.  A New Look at Evaluation in Mediation.”  “Advanced Mediation in Civil Rights Cases” “Mediating Public Policy Issues with Diverse Stakeholders” “The Influence of the Mediator” Pepperdine University School of Law: The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution – June 17-19, 2004, 18 Hours
  • “Arbitrators and Mediators Evaluation” CAALA – February 12, 2004, 2.5 Hours
  • “Masters in Mediation” – American Board of Trial Advocates – December 5, 2003, 8 Hours
  • “Advanced Business & Commercial Mediation Training” LACBA/LEXIS Nexis Publishing Conference Center, November 6 & 7, 2003, 15 Hours
  • “Introduction to Mediation” “Client Relation Strategies” :Ethics in ADR” CD ROM – October 2003, 3 Hours
  • “Mediation – The Art of Facilitating Settlement” “Mediating the Litigated Case”, Pepperdine University School of Law: The Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, LACBA,  September 5-6, 16-17, October 7-8, 2003, 48 Hours   

 

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