Rande Sotomayor is an acclaimed commercial mediator, recognized for the determination and optimism she brings to every mediation. Her down-to-earth, common sense approach distills the issues as she engages deeply with litigants and counsel. Rande approaches life – and dispute resolution – with curiosity and kindness, highly effective in the flexible process of finding durable solutions.
“Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.” ― Jane Goodall
CAN WE TALK?
People around the world lament the growing inability to discuss disputed matters. Most of us, especially in the litigation world, tend to seek evidence (“facts” and authority) that confirms our positions and beliefs. Most also claim we know more than we really do, and when threatened, hold more firmly to prior beliefs (and also become agitated, defensive, and rigid).
MY CASE DIDN’T SETTLE AT MEDIATION – NOW WHAT?
Despite a full day of mediation, your case did not settle. Now that the mediation is over, what can you do to get the case settled?