Randy Drew

Randy Drew

Randy Drew is a mediator in Southern California.  Pepperdine School of Law’s Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution found L Randy certifiable, in 2008.  He earned his Master’s degree from Pepperdine’s Graziadio School.  His undergraduate degree is in Economics.  Randy has been working with community and consumer issues, for more than 20 years.  He has personally engaged with people in their homes on 10,000 occasions, and remotely (by email, phone, or other means) 15,000 times, regarding 25,000 distinct issues in dispute.  In 2014, Randy became a Co-Founder and Program Director for the So Cal Family Mediation, model mediation program, including training and supervising law school students, in partnership with the Los Angeles County, Superior Court, Edelman Children’s Court.

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Website: www.SoCalFamilyMediation.org

Articles and Video:

Mediating With Sharks Is No Walk In The Park (02/08/18)
It is important to Praise Publicly & Quadrate Privately.

Mediatees Have The Right To Make ‘Bad’ Decisions (05/21/16)
Self-determination (volition), sometimes, means mediation participants get to make ‘bad’ decisions.

Defining Mediation: Voluntary Assisted Negotiation (09/26/14)
Mediators have historically resisted defining mediation, because mediation can be necessarily amorphic and definitions can be dangerous. However, the world is defining mediation with or without us. Therefore, it is time for us to weigh in on the question: What is mediation?

Mediation and the Meta-Metaphor Too (10/04/13)
You – like me – are probably not unique in any particular significant way, but you – like I – are significantly unique when all things are considered. So that makes us the same, in a very particular way, on any given day; absurd? I long to be irresistible, consistent, and correct. What ends-up being consistent is my inability to meet those three objectives, simultaneously.

Mediation Marketing (09/13/13)
Someone said, perfection is the enemy of good and great. What I don’t like about perfection is that it can hold-up progress when it comes to mediation marketing. How many times have you asked a client to look inside and find the best person they can be? Perhaps it is time to do the same with your mediation marketing.

Los Angeles Superior Court Shutters ADR Program (05/06/13)
After more than 20 years, the largest program of its kind in the United States is calling it quits. We’re discussing the ending of possibly the largest single ADR practical training ground in the world. Could this be a "make lemonade" moment for mediators? Will this megalithic event impact mediators homogeneously, or will there be a stratification of consequences?