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Please Take Our Justice Survey

by Victoria Pynchon
May 2007

From Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Victoria Pynchon

by clicking on THIS LINK HERE, NOT ON THE TITLE LINK.

MY GREAT GOOD BLOGGING FRIEND DINA LYNCH AT MEDIATION MENSCH AND ADR PRACTICE BUILDER ASKS OF THIS SURVEY: 

 

 "SHOULD I TAKE THE SURVEY AS A MEDIATOR OR A CLIENT/LAWYER?"

THANKS FOR HELPING ME SEE THE CONFUSION DINA!

HERE ARE THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS UNDERLYING THE SURVEY:

Are we as mediators in the business of delivering justice or simply final resolution?  

Do the attorneys and/or clients who use our services WANT US to be in the business of delivering justice (or enabling it?) when we help them resolve a dispute?

HERE'S THE ANSWER TO DINA'S QUESTION:

You can't really take the survey as a mediator.  You need to take it as a lawyer serving clients or as the client itself.

THE QUESTIONS ARE NOT ASPIRATIONAL, i.e., would you REALLY rather WIN at any cost or LOSE fairly?

That's a genuine question.

The answers can be anonymous.

It's not an easy question to answer truthfully. 

Try your best to put yourself back into a situation where you really wanted to prevail. 

Now answer the survey!  Here's the link to the survey again. 

We'll post the results here next week. 

Biography


Attorney-mediator Victoria Pynchon is a panelist with ADR Services, Inc. Ms. Pynchon was awarded her LL.M Degree in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute in May of 2006, after 25 years of complex commercial litigation practice, with sub-specialties in intellectual property, securities fraud, antitrust, insurance coverage, consumer class actions and all types of business torts and contract disputes.  During her two years of full-time neutral practice, she has co-mediated both mandatory and voluntary settlement conferences with Los Angeles Superior Court Judges Alexander Williams, III and Victoria Chaney.  As a result of her work with Judge Chaney in the Complex Court at Central Civil West, Ms. Pynchon has gained significant experience mediating construction defect litigation.  Ms. Pynchon received her J.D., Order of the Coif, from the U.C. Davis School of Law. 



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