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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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Michael Carbone

Resolving It: Being Mindful by Michael Carbone


It really got my attention, this article that I read today in the Wall Street Journal.
  • Law professors, litigators, and judges meditating and pacing trails in silence with the guidance of a Buddhist priest. 
  • Lawyers learning to recognize the "humanity" in opposing counsel.
  • They will suppress the urge to interrupt or to think about a response before the other lawyer has even finished what she was saying.

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* * Michael P. Carbone is a dispute resolution specialist based in Point Richmond who handles all manner of civil cases throughout the Bay Area. He was a founder of The Mediation Society and served as its third president. For more information, go to www.mpcdisputeresolution.com.