Welcome to The Mediation Society

Who We Are

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.

Mediator's Corner

Mediator's Corner Archives

Ruth Glick

Sometimes it's more than the money ... by Ruth Glick

As mediators we often find ourselves trying to broker a settlement between disputants that for the most part deals with the transfer of money.  Yet there are many instances when money alone cannot resolve a matter.  Consider the loss of a loved one, a life changing injury, defamation, altered relationships, both business and personal, and you can appreciate that getting the deal done can often take more than just money.

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* Ruth Glick is a San Francisco Bay area based domestic and international mediator and arbitrator. She was President of The Mediation Society 2006-07. For more information see www.ruthvglick.com