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Current Articles

How To Pick a Mediator, 2005, March 2005

Absolute Confidentiality—Is It Wise?, August 2004

When It Comes to Mediators, You Get What You Pay For, June 2004

Insurance Bad Faith and Mediation Confidentiality: Critical Policies on a Collision Course, March 2004

When Mediators Commandeer the Lawyer's Role, January 2004

Apology in Mediation: Sorry To Say, It's Much Overrated, September 2003

When Logic Doesn't Work, June 2003

Mediation Advocacy: The State of the Art, March 2003

Make it Funny: It's a Risk, But Humor Can Ease ADR Tension
CPR Institue for Dispute Resolution, March 2003

Classic Articles

Zealous Advocacy, Mediation, and the Tangled Pursuit of the "Win"
Originally published In California Forms of Pleading and Practice and in California Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice (Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., 1998). Copyright 1998, Matthew Bender & Co., Inc. Reprinted with permission.
Lawsuit or Life? - A wrongful termination case demonstrates how both the utility and the limitations of legal advice operate in the real word of lawyering.
Originally published in the Verdicts & Settlements section of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, February 5, 1999. Copyright 1999, Daily Journal Corporation, reprinted with permission.
An 'Intangible Quality' Makes Lawyers Trust Him
Originally published in the Verdicts & Settlements section of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals on October 9, 1998. Copyright 1998, Daily Journal Corporation. Reprinted with permission.
"Is That All?" Attorneys Need to Prepare Their Clients for Mediated Settlements
Originally published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 8, 2000, Page 7. Copyright 2000, Jeff Kichaven.
Mediation is Not for Sissies
Originally published in the Newsletter of the Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Volume 13, No. 2, Winter, 1996. Copyright 1996, Jeff Kichaven.
Master of Mediation Moves Up
Originally published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, November 5, 2004.
Originally published in the Top 50 Neutrals section of the Daily Journal Extra, December 6, 2004.
The Real Benefit of ADR - If mediation doesn't save time or money, then why use it?
Originally published in Los Angeles Lawyer magazine, September 1997. Copyright 1997. Los Angeles Lawyer. Reprinted with permission.

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