Click the links below to read articles authored by Laurie:

Lessons from "Jerry Maguire" & Other Notable Phrases

The New Normal

Resolution in One Day: Guaranteed!

The Game Changer: E-Discovery

Avoiding the Pitfalls of CCP 998 Offers

Tips on how to get the most from your mediation experience.

Real life creative resolutions to difficult problems.

The benefits of knowing when to strategically extend the olive branch.

How an effective mediator gets to the heart of what really matters to the parties.


Chief Justice Ronald M. George authored an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times regarding the closure of California Courts one day per month pursuant to mandatory furlough. This closure will increase the expense and delay of litigation, making mediation an even wiser option.

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A $667 million dollar verdict recently stunned both the defense and plaintiff bars. Perhaps mediation would have been a better alternative.

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A recent survey demonstates that Plaintiffs who reject offers to settle during mediation do far worse at trial. In addition, defendants who refuse to settle during mediation pay, on average, over $1 million more after verdict than they could have paid at mediation.

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