Jennifer Winestone

Jennifer Winestone

Jennifer Winestone is a mediator in Los Angeles, California, with a practice focussing on family legal issues.  Jennifer is licensed to practice law in both Ontario (Canada) and California.  A former family law and estates litigator, Jennifer now devotes her practice entirely to conflict resolution, helping families in transition and/or crisis to resolve their legal conflicts and move forward with their lives.  Jennifer obtained her law degree from the University of Ottawa and Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Dispute Resolution from the highly acclaimed Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law School.  Jennifer believes in evolving litigation and dispute resolution processes and strives to be part of positive changes in the future of family dispute resolution.  She is a frequent trainer of mediation techniques and processes and active participant in Los Angeles’ dispute resolution community.




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Website: www.winestonemediation.com

Articles and Video:

An Australian and a Canadian Walk into a California Law Revision Commission Meeting… And Listen. (01/15/16)
This article provides a summary of the authors’ observations at the Commission Meeting of December 10, 2015 and of the issues surrounding the proposed legislative amendments to mediation confidentiality.

Litigation vs. Mediation - “Child’s Play” for Understanding Your Options (07/30/15)
This article applies the litigation and mediation processes to a common parenting scenario in order to illustrate the differences between the processes and the advantages of resolving family conflict through mediation.

Mandatory Mediation: A Comparative Review of How Legislatures in California and Ontario are Mandating the Peacemaking Process In Their Adversarial Systems (02/13/15)
This article examines the evolution of two mandatory mediation programs in the state of California and the province of Ontario, how they differ, and the lessons we can take from each program's successes and failures.

Best Interests and Little Voices: Child Participation in the Family Mediation Dialogue (01/17/15)
This article examines the circumstances in which the child's perspective and inclusion is appropriate in divorce mediation and provides guidelines for achieving a safe inclusion process.

The Art and Science of Mediation: How the Principles of Commitment/Consistency and Expectation May be Applied to Mediation to Help Break Party Impasse - Part Two (11/21/14)
This article provides a review of two psychological concepts derived from Robert Cialdini's "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion" and Dan Ariely's "Predictably Irrational" and considers their practical and ethical implications as applied to mediation.

The Art and Science of Mediation: How the Principles of Commitment/Consistency and Expectation May be Applied to Mediation to Help Break Party Impasse - Part One (11/14/14)
This article provides a review of two psychological concepts derived from Robert Cialdini's "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion" and Dan Ariely's "Predictably Irrational" and considers their practical and ethical implications as applied to mediation.