Victoria Pynchon, an attorney-mediator whose impressive credentials include 25 years of experience in commercial litigation coupled with an LL.M. in dispute resolution from the Straus Institute, Pepperdine Law School, has just launched a negotiation blog, Settle It Now Blog Spot.
Vickie describes her blog this way:
My blog is a negotiation blog, covering distributive and integrative negotiation techniques, interspersed with short articles about the social psychology of conflict, transformational mediation and mindfulness in commercial mediation and litigation…I find that most litigators and trial attorneys HATE to negotiate because they have never been educated or trained to do so. The blog is meant to convey the nuts and bolts essentials of mediation and to do so in a lively and entertaining manner. I hope attorneys will be able to skim my entries in the 5 minutes they have every other day to take a breath and relax.
Vickie also publishes Settle It Now, a web-based dispute resolution journal.