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The Mediation Society is a non-profit organization based in Northern California that is composed of trained and experienced mediators who meet regularly to share information, develop mediation skills and techniques, and enjoy an atmosphere of fellowship among peers. To this end, the Society sponsors dinners, round tables and workshops in San Francisco featuring leading local, national and international speakers and subjects in the field of mediation. Membership in the Society and participation in its activities are intended to further the advancement of the practice of mediation, both locally and nationally, and to foster an appreciation for mediation as a valuable form of alternative dispute resolution.

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Ron Kelly

Protect Mediation Confidentiality by Ron Kelly


Very powerful forces are now pushing to weaken it.

MEDIATORS: Will this be your new opening statement?

“Anything you say may be used as evidence
if the other side complains against their lawyer.”

With the approval of the Mediation Society Board, Ron Kelly urges you to take a few minutes to read this brief announcement - then spread the information and get involved. Major changes to California's mediation confidentiality protections are being proposed, and the Law Revision Commission wants especially to hear from mediation users. (The Board has taken no position on this. Any opinions expressed are solely Ron's.)

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