Bruce Edwards was one of the pioneers in developing mediation as a tool for resolving commercial disputes. A professional mediator since 1985, Bruce has helped mediation gain widespread acceptance in the United States legal system as an alternative to often costly and time-consuming litigation.
A graduate of UC Hastings College of the Law in 1981, Bruce became a partner in the international San Francisco litigation firm then known as Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, LLP. After being introduced to the power of mediation in 1985, it soon became the focus of his practice. Through mediation, he has brought the principles of psychology and therapeutic science to a world of traditional dispute resolution, judicial settlement conferences and trials.
Building a Golden Bridge and Other Lessons from Dr. William Ury(06/22/18)
Dr. Ury says that in modern day conflict, where we seek to win at the expense of our adversary. In doing so, we invariably ensure mutual loss. “Instead,” he said, “The aim of modern day conflict resolution must focus on finding mutual gains.”
Making Peace Our Business(01/19/18)
How can we as uniquely qualified and successful commercial mediators find ways to apply our mediation skills to address broader societal conflicts?
Champions of Peace(01/12/18)
Remember, we are not just developing an individual practice. We are reshaping a legal culture, while building an industry.
The ADR Imperative to Ensure Access to Justice (07/07/17)
On July 6, 2017 a diverse group from the dispute resolution community—lawyers, judges, academics, arbitrators, mediators, policy makers, among others—gathered in London for the latest event in the Global Pound Conferences Series.
When I first began a career in mediation, almost thirty years ago, we often needed to convince others of the benefits of mediation.