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Abramson, Harold I. Mediation Representation: Advocating as a Problem Solver (In Any Culture or Country). 2nd ed. Louisville, Colo.: National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2010.
Aguilar, Francesco, and Mauro Galluccio. Psychological Processes in International Negotiations: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives. New York: Springer, 2008.
Alexander, Nadja. International Comparative Mediation: Legal Perspectives. Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 2009.
Ali, Shahla F. Resolving Disputes in the Asia Pacific Region: International Arbitration and Mediation in East Asia and the West. New York: Routledge, 2010.
Bagshaw, Dale, and Elisabeth Porter, eds. Mediation in the Asia-Pacific Region: Transforming Conflicts and Building Peace. New York: Routledge, 2009.
Baird, Peter D., et al. Strategies for Successful Mediation: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Client Goals, Communicating Effectively, and Facilitating an Agreement. Boston: Aspatore Books, 2008.
Baytalskaya, Nataliya. Individual Difference Effects on Negotiation Strategies and Outcomes: The Role of Machiavellianism, Perspective Taking, and Emotional Intelligence Components in Negotiations. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag, 2009.
Bercovitch, Jacob, and Scott Sigmund Gartner, eds. International Conflict Mediation: New Approaches and Findings. New York: Routledge, 2009.
Bercovitch, Jacob, Viktor Aleksandrovich Kremeniuk, and I. William Zartman, eds. The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Resolution. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications, 2008.
Berger, Klaus Peter. Private Dispute Resolution in International Business: Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration. 2nd ed. Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2009.
Bertschler, John, and Patricia Bertschler. Elder Mediation: A New Solution to Age-Old Problems. Independence, Ohio: NCS Publishing, 2009.
Blackshaw, Ian S. Sport, Mediation and Arbitration. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Boulle, Laurence, and Miryana Nesic. Mediator Skills and Techniques: Triangle of Influence. West Sussex, England: Bloomsbury Professional, 2010.
Brooker, Penny, and Suzanne Wilkinson, eds. Mediation in the Construction Industry: An International Review. New York: Spon Press, 2010.
Carbonneau, Thomas E., and Kimberly A. Bowers, eds. Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation, (Vol 1) - 2009. Lake Mary, Fla.: Vandeplas Publishing, 2009.
Carter, Candice C., ed. Conflict Resolution and Peace Education: Transformations Across Disciplines. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Coltri, Laurie S. Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Conflict Diagnosis Approach. 2nd ed. Boston: Prentice Hall, 2010.
Craver, Charles B. Effective Legal Negotiation and Settlement. 6th ed. Newark, N.J.: LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, 2009.
Dressler, Larry. Standing in the Fire: Leading High-Heat Meetings with Clarity, Calm, and Courage. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2010.
Fast, Eric. The Role of Value Based Identity Conflict in Mediation: Understanding and Identifying Value and Identity Issues in Conflict. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag, 2010.
Fells, Ray E. Effective Negotiation: From Research to Results. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Folberg, Jay, et al. Resolving Disputes: Theory, Practice, and Law. 2nd ed. New York: Aspen Publishers, 2010.
Folger, Joseph P., Marshall Scott Poole, and Randall K. Stutman. Working Through Conflict: Strategies for Relationships, Groups, and Organizations. 6th ed. Boston: Pearson Education, 2009.
Forester, John. Dealing with Differences: Dramas of Mediating Public Disputes. New York: Oxford University. Press, 2009.
Frenkel, Douglas N., and James H. Stark. The Practice of Mediation: A Video-Integrated Text. New York: Aspen Publishers, 2008.
Garcia, Adolfo. The Effect of Mediator Power and Facework on Face Negotiation: An Analysis of the Influences of Mediator Power and Disputant Facework on Face Concerns and Facework in Mediation Sessions. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag, 2009.
Golann, Dwight. Mediating Legal Disputes: Effective Strategies for Neutrals and Advocates. Chicago: American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, 2009.
Goransson, Mattias, et al. ADR Client Strategies in the EU: Leading Lawyers On Advising Multinational Clients, Navigating Recent Trends, and Understanding the Key Laws Governing ADR in the EU . Boston: Aspatore Books, 2009.
Hibbert, Lawrence E. Thirty Reasons Why Mediation Should Be Considered in Resolving Conflicts: A Mediation Resource Book. Bloomington, Ind: IUniverse, 2008.
Hilmer, Sarah E. Mediation in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong (SAR). Portland, Oreg: International Specialized Book Services, 2009.
Honeyman, Christopher, James Coben, and Giuseppe De Palo, eds. Rethinking Negotiation Teaching: Innovations for Context and Culture. Saint Paul, Minn: DRI Press, 2009.
Hope, Mary Kendall. A Guided Method of Mediation: A Return to the Original Ideas of ADR. New York: Eloquent Books, 2010.
Hornle, Julia. Cross-border Internet Dispute Resolution. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Iarocci, Matthew. The Art of Negotiation: A Practical Guide for Success. New York: Eloquent Books, 2009.
Kirchhoff, Lars. Constructive Interventions: Paradigms, Process and Practice of International Mediation. Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 2008.
Kiser, Randall. Beyond Right and Wrong: The Power of Effective Decision Making for Attorneys and Clients. New York: Springer, 2009.
Kovach, Kimberlee K. Mediation in a Nutshell. 2nd ed. St. Paul. Minn.: Thomson/West, 2010.
Lempereur, Alain, and Aurelien Colson. First Things First: A Negotiator’s Companion. New York: Wiley, 2010.
Leutenberg, Ester A., and John J. Liptak. The Conflict Management Skills Workbook. Duluth, Minn.: Whole Person Associates, 2010.
Levine, Stewart. Getting to Resolution: Turning Conflict into Collaboration. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2009.
Lewicki, Roy J., Bruce Barry, and David M. Saunders. Essentials of Negotiation. 5th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2011.
Lewicki, Roy J., Bruce Barry and David M. Saunders. Negotiation. 6th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2010.
Lewicki, Roy J., Bruce Barry, and David M. Saunders. eds. Negotiation: Readings, Exercises, and Cases. 6th ed. New York: McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2009.
Lloyd-Jones, Jonathan, et al. ADR Client Strategies in the UK: Leading Lawyers on Preparing Clients, Navigating the Negotiation Process, and Overcoming Obstacles. Boston: Aspatore Books, 2008.
Lodder, Arno R. Enhanced Dispute Resolution Through the Use of Information Technology. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Lum, Grande. The Negotiation Fieldbook: Simple Strategies to Help You Negotiate Everything. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010.
MacBeth, Lynn E. The Art of Family Mediation: Theory and Practice. Lake Mary, Fla.: Vandeplas Publishing, 2010.
MacPherson, Robert J., et al. Emerging Applications for ADR: Leading Lawyers on Utilizing Alternative Dispute Resolution in New Ways and Testing Innovative Approaches. Boston: Aspatore Books, 2010.
Marghany, Amir, et al. ADR Client Strategies in the Middle East and Africa: Leading Lawyers on Assisting Multinational Companies in ADR Proceedings, Understanding Cultural Differences, and Developing Negotiation Tactics. Boston: Aspatore Books, 2009.
Mayer, Bernard. Staying with Conflict: A Strategic Approach to Ongoing Disputes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009.
McIlwrath, Michael, and John Savage. International Arbitration and Mediation: A Practical Guide. Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 2010.
Mehta, Steven G. 112 Ways to Succeeed in Any Negotiation or Mediation: Secrets from a Professional Mediator. Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse, 2009.
Melchin, Kenneth R., and Cheryl A. Picard. Transforming Conflict through Insight. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2008.
Mercer, Diana, and Katie Jane Wennechuk. Making Divorce Work: 8 Essential Keys to Resolving Conflict and Rebuilding Your Life. New York: Perigee, 2010.
Mercer, Diana. Peace Talks Basic Family Mediation Course: Training Manual. Playa del Rey, Calif.: Peace Talks Press, 2009.
Mnookin, Robert. Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Moffitt, Michael L., and Andrea Kupfer Schneider. Examples & Explanations: Dispute Resolution. New York: Aspen Publishers, 2008.
Moore, Christopher W., and Peter J. Woodrow. Handbook of Global and Multicultural Negotiation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.
Morote, Hugo, et al. ADR Client Strategies in Central and South America: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Latin American ADR Guidelines, Navigating the Negotiation Process, and Developing Resolution Strategies. Boston: Aspatore Books, 2009.
Mosten, Forrest S. Collaborative Divorce Handbook: Helping Families Without Going To Court. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009.
Murphy, Jane C., and Robert Rubinson. Family Mediation: Theory and Practice. Newark, N.J.: Lexis Nexis, 2009.
Nunn, Philip, et al. ADR Client Strategies in Asia: Leading Lawyers on Navigating the Negotiation Process, Advising Multinational Clients, and Understanding the Key Laws Governing ADR in this Region. Boston: Aspatore Books, 2009.
Partridge, Mark V.B. Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Essential Competency for Lawyers. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Pel, Machteld. Referral To Mediation: A Practical Guide For An Effective Mediation Proposal. The Hague, The Netherlands: Sdu Uitgevers, 2008.
Phillips, F. Peter, ed. Managing Franchise Relationships Through Mediation. New York: International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, 2008.
Plant, David W. We Must Talk Because We Can: Mediating International Intellectual Property Disputes. Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 2008.
Poon, Gary P. The Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Mediation. Chicago: American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, 2010.
Pynchon, Victoria. A is for Asshole: The ABC’s of Conflict Resolution. Calgary: Janis Publications, 2010.
Relis, Tamara. Perceptions in Litigation and Mediation: Lawyers, Defendants, Plaintiffs, and Gendered Parties. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Rhoades, Rufus von Thulen, Daniel M. Kolkey, and Richard Chernick, eds. Practitioner's Handbook On International Arbitration And Mediation. 2nd ed. Huntington, N.Y.: Juris Publishing, 2007.
Richbell, David. Mediation of Construction Disputes. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing, 2008.
Riskin, Leonard.L., et al. Dispute Resolution and Lawyers. 4th ed. St Paul: Minn.: Thomson/West, 2009.
Roffers, Tony. Reciprocal Sovereignty: Resolving Conflict Respectfully. BookSurge Publishing, 2010.
Rovine, Arthur W., ed. Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers (2008). Leiden, The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009.
Rovine, Arthur W., ed. Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers (2009). Leiden, The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010.
Sabee, Christina M., Thom Massey, and Bea Herrick. Mediation: Transforming Conflict Through Communication. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2008.
Schonewille, Manon. Toolkit Generating Outcomes. The Hague, The Netherlands: Sdu Uitgevers, 2009.
Siegel, Max, and G. F. Lichtenberg. Know What Makes Them Tick: How to Successfully Negotiate Almost Any Situation. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2010.
Silkenat, James R., Jeffrey M. Aresty, and Jacqueline Klosek. The ABA Guide to International Business Negotiations: A Comparison of Cross Cultural Issues and Successful Approaches. 3rd ed. Chicago: American Bar Association, 2009.
Stewart, Katherine A., and Madeline M. Maxwell. Storied Conflict Talk: Narrative Construction in Mediation. Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing, 2010.
Stulberg, Joseph B., and Lela Porter Love. The Middle Voice: Mediating Conflict Successfully. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2009.
Sullivan, Dennis, and Larry Tifft. Restorative Justice: Healing the Foundations of Our Everyday Lives. 2nd ed. Boulder, Colo: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010.
Thaler, Richard H., and Cass Sunstein. Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness. rev. and expanded ed. New York: Penguin Books, 2009.
Tillett, Gregory. Resolving Conflict. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Vandermyde, Ronald C. Negotiating With Integrity: Get What You Want Without Selling Your Soul. West Jordan, Utah: Premiere Management Associates, 2010.
Venteres, J. Resolving Disputes Through Family Mediation. Bristol, England: Jordan Publishing, 2010.
Wilmot, William, and Joyce L. Hocker. 8th ed. Interpersonal Conflict. San Francisco: McGraw Hill, 2011.
Woolford, Andrew, and R. S. Ratner. Informal Reckonings: Conflict Resolution in Mediation, Restorative Justice, and Reparations. New York: Routledge Cavendish, 2008.
Wright, J. Kim. Lawyers as Peacemakers: Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law. Chicago: American Bar Association, 2010.
Barbara Brown is a private mediator in Los Angeles with her own firm, Brown Mediation, focusing on business, commercial, real estate, and employment matters. Since 2006 she has been devoting full time to her mediation practice.
During her 28 years as a litigator she represented both plaintiffs and defendants. She had her own firm, The Brown Law Firm, for over 10 years. Before that she spent five years as Senior Counsel at First Interstate Bank and 12 years in private practice. She is a graduate of UCLA School of Law (JD, 1978), Michigan State University (MA, 1970), and Ohio Wesleyan University (BA, 1966).
Barbara was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand (1966 - 1968) where she taught English as a Second Language. She spent eight more years teaching before going to law school. She was a member of the Planning Commission for the City of Santa Monica from 2000 to 2007 and served as chair in 2004 - 2005. She has also served on the Advisory Board of Sojourn, a shelter for battered women and children (1996 - 2004).
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