Alec Wisner
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  • Tarzana, CA
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What is your profession and title?
Mediator (non-practicing attorney)
What is your ADR experience? (trainings and education)
2004 – Advanced Mediation Skills Forum – Dispute Resolution Services/Pepperdine University – Los Angeles, CA
2004 – ACR National Conference

“When ‘Sit Down, Shut Up and Behave’ Doesn't Work: Successful Mediation Strategies for Working with Enmeshed, Resistant and Angry Couples in Divorce Mediation”
“Working with Borderlines and Narcissists: Seven Skills for Dispute Resolution Professionals”
“Bringing Grief Out of the Closet in Divorce Mediation: The Art and Practice of Situational Mediation”
“Power Imbalances in Mediation: Ten Stages of Assessment and Twenty Specific Interventions”
“Mediating Imbalances in Financial Issues: Structuring the Process for the Clueless and the Controller”
2004 – Family Mediation Training – Oregon Mediation Center – Eugene, Oregon
2003 – Mediating the Litigated Case – Straus Institute, Pepperdine University – Encino, CA
2002 – Basic Mediation Training – Dispute Resolution Services – Los Angeles
What, if any, ADR organizations or groups do you belong to?
Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)
Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
American Bar Association (ABA)
Los Angeles County Bar Association
San Fernando Valley Bar Association
Los Angeles Superior Court (Pro bono and party pay mediation panels; pro bono arbitration panel)
California Dispute Resolution Council
Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) - Founding Member
Los Angeles Mediators
What are you hoping to get from
Interaction with fellow professionals and others.
Do you/your company have a website?
What other ADR related sites do you visit?
all of the ADR groups to which I belong

Alec Wisner's Blog

Ken, Doug and Other Inspirational Mediators

Posted on November 11, 2011 at 12:38am 0 Comments

I just returned from San Diego, where I spent most of last week at the annual convention of the Association for Dispute Resolution (ACR), a leading international group of arbitrators, mediators (commercial, family, community, etc), and peacemakers of all stripes. During the convention, I attended the Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute (ACMI), which was co-chaired by Jerome Allan Landau and Lee Jay Berman, two nationally renowned mediators who've…


Welcome to the Rest of My Life

Posted on November 11, 2011 at 12:36am 0 Comments

As I enter September, I feel as though a series of enormous weights has finally been lifted from my back; I hope that I've come to the end of my annus horribilus.  

My sorry tale began in late January of this year when I developed my customary winter cough.  I say customary, since, being asthmatic, I seem to contract a bone shaking cough almost every winter.  Past experience had taught me that my doctor would, at best, give me an antibiotic, and, in truth, the cough would just…


Why I Mediate

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 1:00am 0 Comments

{the First in an occasional series of articles)…


Uncertainty Drives Conflict Resolution

Posted on January 8, 2010 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

After many years of mediating litigated cases, I find that several threads continually recur. Among the most pervasive are the following:

· Attorneys believe that their analysis of the case is superior to that of their opponent

· Parties believe that the opposing party is insincere in his/her/its position

· Attorneys believe that the opposing witnesses will be surprised by certain evidence when directly confronted by…

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