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From Fear to Joy-Generator:  One Experienced Mediator’s Journey to Loving Online Mediation with Special Guest, Elliot Herland on the Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #115

From Fear to Joy-Generator: One Experienced Mediator’s Journey to Loving Online Mediation with Special Guest, Elliot Herland on the Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #115

July 7, 2020

On this episode, Host and Online Mediation Expert, Susan Guthrie is joined by veteran Workers' Compensation Mediator, Elliot Herland who describes his journey from online mediation novice to seasoned veteran of ODR and the many ways going online has been a "joy-generator" for him.

For many mediators, arbitrators and advocates, the recent disruption of their established practices, due to the constraints imposed by the COVID quarantine, has brought fear and dismay into their world.  The inability to continue to meet with clients and participants in person to conduct dispute resolution proceedings left many with the feeling that they were forced to consider moving online.  That is not to say that they were excited by the idea.  In fact, most reported being worried they would lose the personal touch, that the tech was too hard and frankly, that they would look less than in charge of their proceeding.

Elliot Herland, a successful mediator and arbitrator since 1997 felt much the same as he faced the need to conduct his mediations online.  There was much to learn and and the timeline was short as people realized that COVID would not be a momentary disruption.  Although Elliot at first was leery of the new platform, he soon realized that there were benefits to the online medium and he was still helping people to resolve their disputes, much as he had in person.  In fact, he now describes online mediation as one of his "joy-generators" and encourages other practitioners and attorneys to consider giving online mediation a try!  Hear some of Elliot's tips and insights from his journe from fear to ODR Adopter in this episode of the Learn to Mediate Online Podcast!

SOCIAL MEDIA MUSTS FOR PROFESSIONALS Downloadable Program GIVEAWAY from ELLIOT & SUSAN!  Elliot and Susan are each giving away one copy of Susan's downloadable Social Media Musts for Professionals Program (normally $57) to TWO listeners.  To enter the drawing, just send an email to Susan at susan@learntomediateonline.com and include the "special number" mentioned in the episode in the subject line.  Deadline for entries is Friday, July 10th at 5pm ET.

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More About This Week's Guest:  

Elliot Herland, Herland Mediation Services

  • William Mitchell College of Law 1984
  • Litigator from 1984 to 1997
  • MN Dept of Labor & Industry, Workers’ Compensation Division, Mediator/Arbitrator 1997 to 2004
  • Union Construction Workers’ Compensation Program, Dispute Resolution Facilitator 2005 to 2019
  • Herland Mediation Services since 2004 conducting mediation sessions in person, online and by phone
  • Assisted in writing a portion of Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Deskbook, Chapter 20, on the topic of collectively bargained workers’ compensation programs
  • Continuing Legal Education speaker on the topic of alternate dispute resolution in Minnesota’s workers’ compensation systems

For more information on Natalie Armstrong Motin's "Will Work For Food" webinars you can visit her website at  https://www.howtomarketmymediationpractice.com/will-work-for-food

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About Our HostSusan 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 (www.learntomediateonline.com.) To date, more than 15,000 dispute resolution professionals have benefited from her online mediation training program which is available through LIVE webinars.  See the website for dates and times.

Susan also offers additional training and webinars in:

Social Media Marketing for Professionals  NOW AVAILABLE AS A DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAM 

DIY Website Basics (DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAM COMING SOON!)

Building an Online Practice 

Starting Your Own Podcast 

Optimize Your Family & Divorce Mediation Practice

and MORE so be sure to check the site for dates and times and to REGISTER!  LEARN TO MEDIATE ONLINE www.learntomediateonline.com 

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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 recently launched her fresh and inspiring new podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. which debuted on iTunes “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts. 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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Follow us on Instagram:  Susan GuthrieThe Divorce & Beyond Podcast and Learn to Mediate Online!

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting the Right Equipment and Setting it Up Properly for Online Mediation Success on the Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #114

The Ultimate Guide to Getting the Right Equipment and Setting it Up Properly for Online Mediation Success on the Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #114

June 30, 2020

Much of what makes an online mediation successful lies in the hands of the mediator but it's not all just about skill. Having the right equipment, and setting it up properly, is of the utmost importance in an online or virtual mediation. In this episode, Susan Guthrie, an expert in online mediation, walks you through the equipment that you need in order to conduct your mediations via video-conferencing and how it should all be set up to set you, and your clients, up for success! It's more than just having a laptop with a camera so be sure to watch this episode and find out all the ins and outs of making sure you, and your clients, are ready to go when the mediation starts!

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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 (www.learntomediateonline.com.) 

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 (www.learntomediateonline.com.) 

Susan also offers additional training and webinars in:

Social Media Marketing for Professionals  NOW AVAILABLE AS A DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAM 

DIY Website Basics (DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAM COMING SOON!)

Building an Online Practice 

Starting Your Own Podcast 

Optimize Your Family & Divorce Mediation Practice

and MORE so be sure to check the site for dates and times and to REGISTER!  LEARN TO MEDIATE ONLINE www.learntomediateonline.com 

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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 recently launched her fresh and inspiring new podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. which debuted on iTunes “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts. 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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Follow us on Instagram:  Susan GuthrieThe Divorce & Beyond Podcast and Learn to Mediate Online!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform so that you don't miss an episode and if you enjoyed this episode, please give us a 5 Star Rating on iTunes and tell us what you liked in a REVIEW!

 

 

The #1 Mistake Many Mediators are Making When Going Online on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #113

The #1 Mistake Many Mediators are Making When Going Online on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #113

June 23, 2020

In this episode of the Learn to Mediate Online Podcast, Online Mediation Expert, Susan Guthrie, shares what the #1 mistake is that many mediators are making as they move their mediations online and most importantly, how you can avoid making the same mistake yourself!

These days it is hard to find a mediator who hasn't at least considered conducting their mediations online and in fact, many have pivoted successfully to virtual mediation and love it. However, there are some practioners out there who are making a BIG mistake when they get online and that mistake is leading to dissatisfaction with the online process for both the mediator and their clients! This is a very avoidable mistake and one that a dispute resolution professional would not be making with the proper preparation. As professionals we owe a duty of competency to our clients and that includes proficiency in the online platform as well as proper education and process even online. Listen to this episode and avoid making the #1 mistake being made by mediators as you get online too!

Online Mediation Hands-On Training:  To find out more about the Zoom online mediation training Susan mentioned in this episode put on by her ABA friend and colleague, Walid Abdul-Jawad of Aether Mediation go to https://www.aethermediation.com/odr-zoom-training

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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 (www.learntomediateonline.com.) 

Susan also offers additional training and webinars in:

Social Media Marketing for Professionals  NOW AVAILABLE AS A DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAM 

DIY Website Basics (DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAM COMING SOON!)

Building an Online Practice 

Starting Your Own Podcast 

Optimize Your Family & Divorce Mediation Practice

and MORE so be sure to check the site for dates and times and to REGISTER!  LEARN TO MEDIATE ONLINE www.learntomediateonline.com 

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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 recently launched her fresh and inspiring new podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. which debuted on iTunes “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts. 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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Follow us on Instagram:  Susan GuthrieThe Divorce & Beyond Podcast and Learn to Mediate Online!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform so that you don't miss an episode and if you enjoyed this episode, please give us a 5 Star Rating on iTunes and tell us what you liked in a REVIEW!

 

One of the Best Features of Zoom That You Are Probably Not Using But Should Be on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #112

One of the Best Features of Zoom That You Are Probably Not Using But Should Be on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #112

June 16, 2020

So many mediation and dispute resolution professionals have pivoted to using Zoom or other video-conference programs to conduct their proceedings online that it seems everyone these days is "Zooming!"  However, there is one feature of Zoom (and many of the other programs) that is harldy used by dispute resolution professionals and that is the ability to RECORD!  Believe it or not, the ability to record a Zoom meeting can be an incredibly easy and inexpensive way to create useful videos that have a multitude of uses in your practice! You'll probably never hit "Record" in a mediation, but there are many reasons why it just might become one of your favorite features too!  Check out this episode to learn one more way you can benefit from your Zoom membership!

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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 (www.learntomediateonline.com.) 

Susan also offers additional training and webinars in:

Social Media Marketing for Professionals  NOW AVAILABLE AS A DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAM 

DIY Website Basics DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAM COMING SOON!

Building an Online Practice 

Starting Your Own Podcast 

A Family and Divorce Mediation Primer

and MORE so be sure to check the site for dates and times and to REGISTER!  LEARN TO MEDIATE ONLINE www.learntomediateonline.com 

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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 recently launched her fresh and inspiring new podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. which debuted on iTunes “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts. 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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Follow us on Instagram:  Susan GuthrieThe Divorce & Beyond Podcast and Learn to Mediate Online!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform so that you don't miss an episode and if you enjoyed this episode, please give us a 5 Star Rating on iTunes and tell us what you liked in a REVIEW!

 

 
 
Insider Tips from an Experienced ODR Professional:  What Works and What Doesn’t with Doug Witten, Esq. on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie #111

Insider Tips from an Experienced ODR Professional: What Works and What Doesn’t with Doug Witten, Esq. on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie #111

June 9, 2020

On this episode of The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast, Host Susan Guthrie speaks with her friend and colleague, Doug Witten, who is an experienced mediator and arbitrator who has handled more than 1,200 cases mainly in workplace, healthcare and contract matters, and who has been conducting online virtual proceedings for years.  Susan and Doug explore their personal insights into what works well in the online format and what sometimes goes wrong and why.  For so many mediators and dispute resolution professionals who have practices similar to Doug's, who work mainly in separate caucus, will find his experienced insights invaluable in preparing for their own online cases. There is a lot here for advocates too - find out what an experienced online mediator thinks is most important for a successful virtual mediation!

Some Highlights from this Episode:

  • How the pre-mediation conferences can be one of the most important parts of an online mediation process and why.
  • How presentations from our ABA colleagues, David Larson and Noam Ebner about 10 years ago and a computer on Jeopardy got Doug interested in ODR.
  • Why Doug says that COVID has done in a few months what innovators like Colin Rule and others have been trying to do for 20 years.
  • What is the anectodal feedback about online mediation that Susan has received from the 15,000+ professionals who have taken her course?
  • Because virtual mediation is so visual, what positive effect does this have on communication between participants?
  • Why adaptability is so important to success with online mediation.
  • What is one of the most important things to do BEFORE the mediation starts?
  • The impact of multilingual participants in an online mediation.

More About This Week's Special Guest:

Douglas J. Witten, Esq., principal of Innovative ADR International LLC, is a mediator and arbitrator who has 24 years of legal experience and has mediated 1200+ cases since becoming a registered neutral in 2003. Doug offers dispute resolution services across a range of areas including healthcare, workplace injuries, and contract matters. He previously practiced healthcare and corporate law, and he also served Georgia’s workers’ compensation agency in management roles including Chief Mediator and Deputy Director of the ADR Division.

Doug is a panel neutral for the American Health Lawyers Association Dispute Resolution Service and for BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a member of ODR Latinoamérica and the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR), and he currently serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, Mediation Committee’s Just Resolutions subcommittee, and on the Board of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section.

You can reach out to Doug at dwitten@innovativeadr.com

You can read Doug's fantastic ODR Blog here:  https://www.innovativeadr.com/blog/

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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 (www.learntomediateonline.com.) 

Susan also offers additional training and webinars in:

Social Media Marketing for Professionals  NOW AVAILABLE AS A DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAM 

DIY Website Basics DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAM COMING SOON!

Building an Online Practice 

Starting Your Own Podcast 

A Family and Divorce Mediation Primer

and MORE so be sure to check the site for dates and times and to REGISTER!  LEARN TO MEDIATE ONLINE www.learntomediateonline.com 

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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 recently launched her fresh and inspiring new podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. which debuted on iTunes “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts. 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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Follow us on Instagram:  Susan GuthrieThe Divorce & Beyond Podcast and Learn to Mediate Online!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform so that you don't miss an episode and if you enjoyed this episode, please give us a 5 Star Rating on iTunes and tell us what you liked in a REVIEW!

 

Creating the “Personal Touch” Online: Building Rapport and Managing Emotions in Online Dispute Resolution with Dr. Debra Dupree on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq.  #110

Creating the “Personal Touch” Online: Building Rapport and Managing Emotions in Online Dispute Resolution with Dr. Debra Dupree on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #110

June 8, 2020

As a leading online dispute resolution professional, by far one of the most common questions that I hear is how do you establish rapport with participants or manage difficult emotions in an online proceeding when everyone is remote from each other?  There is great concern that you lose "the personal touch" in a virtual mediation but the good news is that there are ways to adjust your approach to continue to connect with your participants naturally with easily implemented tips from this week's guest, Dr. Debra Dupree, The Mindset Doc!  Dr. Debra is a psychologist and leading mediator and trainer who shares her insights for transitioning the emotional content of your mediations and online dispute resolution proceedings to the online platform to help you help your clients to resolve their disputes and move forward as you have always done.  

Some highlights from this episode:

  • Find out why the pre-mediation conference(s) with the parties is more important than ever in a virtual mediation.
  • What is the question that most mediators miss asking?  
  • How does the acronym BEACH help you to find out what is important to your participants?
  • What percentage of our communication is through our expression, intonation vs. the words we say?
  • What happens to emotional intensity when participants are not in the same room?
  • Why are the attorneys in mediation often more challenging emotionally to work with than the clients?

Dr. Debra is a veteran of hundreds of workplace and family mediations herself, both in person and online, so she is the perfect person to help us all to create that "personal touch" online - be sure to listen before your next online dispute resolution proceeding!

More information on this week's guest, Dr. Debra Dupree:  Dr. D represents the best of the best as an extraordinaire Business Mediator/Trainer and phenomenal transformational Keynote Speaker and Workshop Facilitator.  As the MINDSET Doc, her program, The AGILE Lawyer:  Leveraging Your Mindset, decodes the formula for moving litigators into peacemakers for client preservation and how to monetize the mediation mindset to pivot successfully.

Debra has extensive training and experience in the psychology of human behavior and dispute resolution.  As the Director of Training for Mediation Training Institute (MTI), she worked directly with MTI’s founder, Dr. Dan Dana, a forerunner in the field of dispute resolution, training attorneys and human resource professionals as Workplace Mediators throughout North America.

While not an attorney, she thought often about pursuing law school and even taught at law school in ADR for several years.  But, ultimately decided to stick to her passion for dealing with human behavior in conflict, seeking resolution.  Afterall, she was married to two attorneys and learned a lot along the way.

Needless to say, she is attracted to the legal mind, its intellect, and ability to solve legal problems...she just wants to see advancement in their ability to deal with people problems!

For more information on Dr. Debra's upcoming FREE Webinar on using ZOOM to gain, retain and sustain clients when social distancing and working virtually are the new way of doing business visit the landing page:  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=quhbr9cab&oeidk=a07eh4ghl8h151d362a

For more information on Dr. Debra's upcoming programs visit www.theagilelawyerlife.com.

 

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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 (www.learntomediateonline.com.) 

Susan also offers additional training and webinars in:

Social Media Marketing for Professionals

DIY Website Basics

Building an Online Practice 

Starting Your Own Podcast 

and MORE so be sure to check the site for dates and times and to REGISTER!  LEARN TO MEDIATE ONLINE

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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 recently launched her fresh and inspiring new podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. which debuted on iTunes “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts. 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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Follow us on Instagram:  Susan GuthrieThe Divorce & Beyond Podcast and Learn to Mediate Online!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform so that you don't miss an episode and if you enjoyed this episode, please give us a 5 Star Rating on iTunes and tell us what you liked in a REVIEW!

 

Preparation is Everything: How to Properly Get Clients Ready for Virtual Dispute Resolution on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #109

Preparation is Everything: How to Properly Get Clients Ready for Virtual Dispute Resolution on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #109

May 26, 2020

They say that when you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail and in the world of virtual mediation and online dispute resolution this is especially true! In this episode, online mediation expert, Susan Guthrie, walks mediators and attorneys through the important steps that should be taken to prepare clients for a virtual mediation. The true path to a successful resolution starts long before the first mediation session actually begins and the attorney bears much of the responsibility for making sure the client is ready to go when they click the link to join the meeting. The client needs to know what practical information they need in advance, such as the programs being used and the equipment and set up that they will need to participate. Then there are all the process factors and issues of privacy and confidentiality to be communicated and understood. Finally, advocates should be aware of the potential for unconscious bias against an unprepared client.

There is a famous quote that says "give me 6 hours to cut down a tree, and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe." Preparing your client for mediation is the same and much of an attorney's effort should properly be focused on the process before the mediation begins. Don't get caught with a dull axe - LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE 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 (www.learntomediateonline.com.) 

Susan also offers additional training and webinars in:

Social Media Marketing for Professionals

DIY Website Basics

Building an Online Practice 

Starting Your Own Podcast 

and MORE so be sure to check the site for dates and times and to REGISTER!  LEARN TO MEDIATE ONLINE

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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 recently launched her fresh and inspiring new podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. which debuted on iTunes “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts. 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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Follow us on Instagram:  Susan GuthrieThe Divorce & Beyond Podcast and Learn to Mediate Online!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform so that you don't miss an episode and if you enjoyed this episode, please give us a 5 Star Rating on iTunes and tell us what you liked in a REVIEW!

The 8 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Online Mediation and Dispute Resolution ANSWERED on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #108

The 8 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Online Mediation and Dispute Resolution ANSWERED on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #108

May 19, 2020

As the new normal settles in of life during quarantine (and likely after), online dispute resolution continues to draw the attention of professionals and their clients alike.  With all that attention however, comes questions and Susan Guthrie, the Founder of Learn to Mediate Online is receiving hundreds every week.  In this episode Susan will name the top 8 questions that she receives and give you up to date answers to all of them!  There's even a bonus questions thrown in and she shares her expertise and the anecdotal feedback that she has received from her over 15,000 program attendees, so if you have questions about online dispute resolution, the answers are here!  Take a listen now!

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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 (www.learntomediateonline.com.)  Susan offers additional training and webinars in Social Media Marketing for Professionals, DIY Website Basics, Building an Online PracticeStarting a Podcast and more so be sure to check the site for dates and times!

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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 recently launched her fresh and inspiring new podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. (www.divorceandbeyondpod.com) which debuted on iTunes “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts. 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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Follow us on Instagram:  Susan GuthrieThe Divorce & Beyond Podcast and Learn to Mediate Online!

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Trial by Zoom:  A Look at Online Adjudications with Renowned Family Law Attorney, Randy Kessler on the Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #107

Trial by Zoom: A Look at Online Adjudications with Renowned Family Law Attorney, Randy Kessler on the Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #107

May 12, 2020

With our entire world moving online, is it any wonder that the courts are moving there too?  On this week's episode of The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast, Susan Guthrie speaks with leading family law attorney and litigator, Randy Kessler, a veteran of inumerable courtroom proceedings who recently had his first opportunity to experience a virtual courtroom and the results surprised even a seasoned attorney like him!  Randy shares his insights and thoughts about what worked about the online platform (and in some ways was even better than in person matters) and where it still may fall short.  This is a fascinating peek into what is sure to become a staple of our judicial system as we move through COVID and beyond!  

Some Highlights from this Episode:

  • How are objections handled in a virtual trial and why is it better than in-person?
  • What effect did the fact that all the participants could see themselves play in the proceeding?
  • Why is witness sequestration so much easier online?
  • What are the environmental benefits of holding trials virtually?
  • Why is a virtual trial especially effective for family law trials?

Randy covers all this and more in the episode so be sure to LISTEN NOW!

Here is a link to Randy's article for Law.com on the Zoom trial experience.  Trial by Zoom

More about this week's guest:  

In 1991, Randall M. Kessler founded the law firm now known as Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, a 30 person family law firm in Atlanta. He is the author of many family law books including Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids and Your FutureThe GA Library of Family Law Forms, and How to Mediate a Divorce. He is an adjunct professor of Family Law Litigation at Emory Law SchoolMr. Kessler has served as the Chair of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association.

Born in Gainesville, Florida, raised in New Orleans and having attended college at Brandeis University near Boston, MA, Randall M. Kessler came to Georgia in 1985 to attend Emory Law School. He has over 30 years of experience in Domestic Relations and Family Law matters including divorce, custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements and child support. He Founded KS Family Law in 1991 after practicing for years at other family law boutique firms. Mr. Kessler teaches family law jury trials at Emory Law School and taught Family Law at John Marshall Law School from 2005 – 2019. He has lectured for the ABA, AAML, AICPA, NACVA, IAAR, NFLPA, NBPA, the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA), the Georgia Society of CPAs, the Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Atlanta Bar Associations and others all over the country and in fact, all over the world. Mr. Kessler is the Editor Emeritus of the Family Law Review for the State Bar of Georgia and is the former Chair of the Family Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Association. He is author of many Family Law Books including Divorce, Protect Yourself, Your Kids and Your Future, The Georgia Library of Family Law Forms and How to Mediate a Divorce. He is proficient in both Spanish and Hebrew.

You can find out more about Randy's passion project Starsona, and get your own personalized star shout out at www.starsona.com!

You can reach Randy at rkessler@ksfamilylaw.com and find out more about his firm, Kessler & Solomiany at https://www.ksfamilylaw.com/

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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 (www.learntomediateonline.com.)  Susan offers additional training and webinars in Social Media Marketing for Professionals, DIY Website Basics, Building an Online PracticeStarting a Podcast and more so be sure to check the site for dates and times!

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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-hosting the award winning podcast, Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast which has reached over 3 million listeners, Susan recently launched her fresh and inspiring new podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. (www.divorceandbeyondpod.com) which debuted on iTunes “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts. 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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Follow us on Instagram:  Susan GuthrieThe Divorce & Beyond Podcast and Learn to Mediate Online!

 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform so that you don't miss an episode and if you enjoyed this episode, please give us a 5 Star Rating on iTunes and tell us what you liked in a REVIEW!

A Conversation with the Founder of MODRON Spaces, Nathan Polito on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #106

A Conversation with the Founder of MODRON Spaces, Nathan Polito on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #106

May 5, 2020

In life, it is good to have options and that is true for online mediation as well!  Susan begins a special series of interviews with the Founders of some of the leading Online Dispute Resolution platforms out there, that offer an alternative to Zoom and the other big video meeting programs, with Nathan Polito, the Founder and CEO of MODRON Spaces.  MODRON has been leading the way in ODR platforms for 7 years and Nathan shares with Susan some of the major benefits of using a platform specifically designed for dispute resolution as well as sharing some exciting new upgrades that are just about to launch!  

Some Highlights from the Episode:

  • What suggestions did Susan make when she spoke with Nathan the first time that they are incorporating into the upgrades?
  • What are Space Talks and why will dispute resolution professionals love them (hint: think easy breakout rooms)?
  • Why is it important that security has been the #1 priority at MODRON since day One?
  • How does MODRON Spaces facilitate the secure exchange and storage of documents?
  • What are the amazing new LOW PRICE POINTS that MODRON is introducing?
  • How does MODRON's integrated systems help with scheduling and billing?

Susan and Nathan cover all the above and MUCH MORE in this episode so TAKE TIME TO LISTEN TODAY!

More about this weeks' guest NATHAN POLITO:  Nathan is the founder of MODRON and creator of its innovative technology products. Nathan has over 19 years’ experience in technology development and has developed several successful projects across the finance, real estate, government and legal sectors, both nationally and internationally.  

About MODRON:  MODRON Spaces, is an all-in-one software platform to bring parties together to resolve a dispute online. Spaces encompasses a suite of tools such as integrated video conferencing, secure file sharing, messaging, agreements, scheduling and billing as well as secure on-boarding of all users and case management.

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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 (www.learntomediateonline.com.)  Susan offers additional training and webinars in Social Media Marketing for Professionals, DIY Website Basics, Building an Online PracticeStarting a Podcast and more so be sure to check the site for dates and times!

LOGO_400_x_400.png

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-hosting the award winning podcast, Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast which has reached over 3 million listeners, Susan recently launched her fresh and inspiring new podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. (www.divorceandbeyondpod.com) which debuted on iTunes “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts. 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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Follow us on Instagram:  Susan GuthrieThe Divorce & Beyond Podcast and Learn to Mediate Online!

 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform so that you don't miss an episode and if you enjoyed this episode, please give us a 5 Star Rating on iTunes and tell us what you liked in a REVIEW!

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