Janet Chance
Janet Chance

Senior Mediator

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Janet Chance

ADR Experience

Janet’s experience began in Santa Clara County Court house with small claims cases.  She quickly moved on to the more emotionally driven Civil Harassment court cases, Elder Care/Conservatorship, and Victim Offender cases along with many community mediations.  Janet opened her own practice where she has helped families in conflict with cases such as in reallocation of parental assets between siblings and in creating new or updating parenting plans.  Janet facilitates with the LA City Institute for Non-Violence in their Days of Dialogue program and with Candidly Speaking which provides a way for organizations to allow their employees to speak openly about difficult topics. Janet became involved in the LA City Attorney’s Office helping with their community cases but her heart is with the Community Police Unification Program where she conducts dialogues between police officers and the community member that filed a complaint against them.


Conflict is inevitable when people live and work with each other, however, how that conflict is managed can make all the difference.  In the court system the judge makes a decision, but mediation allows those involved in the conflict to make the decisions on how to resolve it.   This is particularly important in the workplace and in families where you will need to interact in the future.  Janet in her kind yet firm way can assist you in getting to the root of the problem and in finding a resolution that works for everyone.  Janet has the degree, the training, and the experience to manage the emotions in the room.  Janet is conducting mediations, facilitations and coaching online.


  • Masters Degree Dispute Resolution Pepperdine University School of Law 2020 4.022 

  • Masters in Management Pennsylvania State University 3.97

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Widener University Cum Laude

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Autism
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Bullying
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Workplace
  • Police
  • Probate
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Conflict Coach



Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • CINERGY Conflict Management Coaching Update 2022 10hrs
  • Advanced Mediation training by LA City Attorney's Office Community Police Unification Program 2021
  • Restorative Circles by MBBI* Dianne Williams 2021
  • Conflict Management Coaching - The CINERGY Model 2021
  • The Power of Reconciliation and Apology from Global Perspectives 2021
  • Mediating Divorce and Family Agreement Online 20-hour training by Mediate.com
  • Reflective Structured Dialog by MBBI* 2020
  • Elder Abuse Mediations training by Santa Clara County OMOS 2019
  • Enhancing Cultural Responsiveness in the Courts 2018
  • Facilitations Skills with Martin Eicher 2018
  • Domestic Violence Update by Santa Clara County Superior Court 2016, 2018
  • Forgiveness in Families by K. Dress 2017
  • Mediation and Organizational Development by Community Boards 2015
  • Dealing with Difficult People by Santa Clara County Superior Court 2016
  • Probate and Elder mediation training by Santa Clara County OMOS 2015 2017, 2018
  • 40-hour basic mediation training by Santa Clara County OMOS 2015

Professional Associations

  • IOA
  • ARCNet
  • Mediators Beyond Borders International


  • Allyn Kula 408-993-4123. Santa Clara Office of Mediation and Ombus Services
  • Professor Singh Pepperdine University 310.506.4781
  • Pam Wells 408-315-2315. Training/Mediation

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