The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast from Susan Guthrie, Esq.

Hybrid Mediations are Coming! Are You Ready? on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #203

February 17, 2021

In this episode, Susan Guthrie, discusses the growing trend toward hybrid mediations and meetings of all types.  As we move forward into a post-Covid world, and in-person meetings become possible again, it is certain that many clients will wish to conduct their dispute resolution sessions in-person.  It is equally true however, that many participants will choose to participate remotely and this can make things complicated!  

It is universally expected that as the lock-down lifts, hybrid meetings will become the norm.  The many benefits of the virtual world, far beyond social distancing, will continue to encourage people to prefer to participate from afar and dispute resolution professionals need to be prepared!  Susan will review the complications that can arise, both psychologically and technologically, when some participants are physically present and some are virtual.  In addition, she reviews the technology available and other solutions that mediators, arbitrators and other dispute resolution professionals can implement in order to stay on top of the trend and make their practice even more attractive to potential clients in the coming years!  Just as so many had to learn and adjust to the virtual practice when Covid hit, hybrid mediations will be the next wave of innovation in the industry so get ahead of the wave and LISTEN TODAY!


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About Our Host: Susan Guthrie, nationally recognized as one of the Top Family Law and Mediation Attorneys in the country, has been helping individuals and families navigate separation and divorce for 30 years. Susan provides online divorce mediation and legal coaching services to select clients around the world.

As a leading dispute resolution professional, Susan is honored to serve on the Executive Council of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section as the Membership Officer and to be a Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee. Susan also is one of the leading experts in online mediation in the country and trains other professionals in the practical and ethical considerations of conducting their mediations online through her business Learn to Mediate Online (


Susan recently partnered with mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten, to form the Mosten Guthrie Academy for Mediation and Collaborative Law Training to provide the gold standard of training for professionals in an online format.  Upcoming Mosten Guthrie trainings include:

Optimize Your Divorce Mediation Practice with Technology April, 2021

Advanced Mediation Training May, 2021

40-Hour Divorce & Family Mediation Training September, 2021

Consulting & Study Practice Groups ongoing

There are even opportunities to customize your own training program or consulting group with Woody and Susan!

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In addition:

The Learn to Mediate Online Training Program is NOW ON-DEMAND!  To date, more than 15,000 dispute resolution professionals have benefited from her online mediation training program which is available as an ON DEMAND COURSE!  The program will help you to transition your in-person mediation process to an online virtual proceeding via Zoom video-conferencing and more.  Go here to find out more:

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Susan also offers 1:1 private coaching and more.  Go to


Susan has been featured in and on media outlets such as CNBC, Market Watch, Forbes, Eye on Chicago, WGN, the ABA’s Just Resolutions Magazine, Thrive Global, The Nook Online among others. She is licensed to practice law in the States of California and Connecticut as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Susan's other Podcasts: After a year and half of co-creating and co-hosting the award winning podcast, Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast which reached over 3 million listeners, Susan current podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. debuted on iTunes “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts and is one of the leading divorce podcasts in the country. Divorce & Beyond is focused on pulling back the curtain on the mysteries of the divorce process and bringing tips and resources to help people to thrive and shine in their new future beyond divorce.


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