Mediation News

brought to you by:
Huerta Mediation

Huerta Mediation provides mediation and arbitration services for the legal,  human resources, and business communities.  The firm's principal mediator, Lawrence A. Huerta, graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Economics in 1980, and from the University of Michigan Law School in 1983.  He was admitted to the California Bar in 1983, and has since been admitted to all federal courts in California.   Mr. Huerta worked as a business and commercial litigator at major law firms in Southern California before forming his own business and civil litigation firm in San Diego.  The firm subsequently evolved to a full time mediation and arbitration practice.  

For the past twenty-four years, Huerta Mediation has been empowering lawyers and their clients to achieve interest based, efficient resolutions of their employment, commercial, financial services, healthcare, insurance, intellectual property,  and tort cases.  This is achieved through a mediation process which provides parties with an opportunity to be heard and understood, identifies and define risks of litigation, and develops creative, interest based solutions for each case.



Featured Articles 

How to Have a Difficult Conversation with Your Boss
with Bob Bordone
Have you wondered how to have a difficult conversation with your boss? If you'd like to know how to start a difficult conversation at work, whether it's difficult conversations with employees or bosses, this video is for you.

Using Questions for Enlightenment 
by Andre Oosthuizen
It has frequently been said that negotiation is not an act of war, but a journey of discovery.

Mediator Mugs Breaking Out!
by Jim Melamed
Progress in the mediation field is often a bit abstract, if not illusory. Related, humor in mediation has historically often been frowned upon as risky, if not insensitive. These spells have, however, now seemingly been broken by, of all things, readily available mediator mugs!

Mediation in Art Law: A New Era with the CAfA?
by Hetty de roji, Sima Ghaffari, Amin Motamedi
This article examines the new process for Mediation before the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA).

Mediation: The Human Face of Conflict
Jacques Joubert
The therapeutic value of a private one-on-one session means that participants are more likely to confide in the mediator.

Mediation in the News

How to Pop the (mediation) Question - A Mediator’s Perspective
You are litigating a case and you want to raise the topic of settlement with the other side. You are afraid, however, to prejudice your position by making the other side think that you are desperate to settle. How best to get the other side to the table?

Revealing Statistics About Divorce Mediation compiled information and statistics from a variety of sources to illustrate the effectiveness of divorce mediation. Here are some of the most notable pieces of information they highlighted.

Davenport Schools Say Mediation Program has Reduced Suspensions.
Davenport school officials say a new approach for addressing fights among students has led to fewer repeat incidents, fewer suspensions and better outcomes.

Alzheimers Q&A: What Does Elder Mediation Mean?
Elder mediation aims to address conflicting issues in families and in institutions and provides a forum for family decision-making. Elder mediators assist with difficult conversations among family members, and they help make plans and reach acceptable outcomes to disagreements.

A Marin Lawyer Became the "Godfather of Conflict Mediation" - Then He Ran For Office
In these polarizing times, is any community safe from bitter battles?

Read All News 

Lawrence Huerta


600 West Broadway, Suite 900
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: 619-236-7944  Fax: 619-236-7986


Huerta Mediation Intoductory Video

Lawrence Huerta presents What Works Well in Mediation webinar to San Diego County Bar 

Huerta Mediation
Featured in S.D.
Transcript Article

Featured Blog Posts

To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case
by Ben Coltrin

How To Have an Unsuccessful Mediation.
by Phyllis Pollack

The Top Five Issues in Startup Co-Founder Separations
by Shirish Gupta

The Challenges Women Face at Work and How Mediation Can Help
by Kate Sheppard

Tips to Navigate Conflict in the World of Social Media
by N. Damali Peterman


If they try to rush me, I always say, "I've only got one other speed--and it's slower."

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which is least known.

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.

Newsletter service provided by  Copyright 2020 Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc.

This service takes care to ensure that recipients will not receive more than one copy of each newsletter.  If you receive more than one copy, please forward them to

Edited by Dr. Clare Fowler and Jim Melamed. Feedback and news for potential inclusion in future newsletters may be sent to If you wish to stop receiving this newsletter, you can remove yourself from this email list by clicking here.