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

THE BUSINESS OF KINDNESS

Last year, someone did the kindest thing for me. I was visiting some friends at their mountain home. We embarked on what was to be a 15-minute walk. Always up for exploring and a challenge, I scrambled up a huge chute of boulders. When I decided it was time to go back, I thought I saw another way out. Before I knew it, I was stuck. Stuck on the side of a mountain on earth that felt like sand slipping hundreds of feet below.

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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?

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