Myer J. Sankary

Myer J. Sankary Myer J. Sankary is a leading authority in the application and use of the principles of persuasion in legal advocacy and mediating disputes. Myer received his law degree at Harvard Law School in 1965 and his BA in Philosophy (summa cum laude) at Texas Christian University in 1962. In 2004, he was the only attorney and mediator trained by Dr. Cialdini to present the Principles of Persuasion Workshop and earned the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer Certificate after presenting the two day workshop under the supervision of Dr. Gregory Neidert, professor of social science and colleague of Dr. Cialdini at Arizona State.

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From Myer Sankary (10/14/13) has been an important resource for my mediation practice for more than 10 years. The articles, the sharing of ideas has been invaluable. Thanks for providing this valuable service. I appreciate having my website serviced by since I started my practice. Congratulations on 500! Myer Sankary

From Myer Sankary (10/11/11) has been a valuable community resource for mediation around the world where mediators can learn valuable information, and the public can find mediators suitable for their needs. Congratulations to Jim and his team for their continued valuable service to the ADR community. I was one of the early users of and have appreciated the opportunity to have my website on maintained with the help of your staff.

From Myer Sankary (09/04/07) has been an invaluable resource to the mediation community around the world. As a result of the publication of two of my articles online with, I have now had articles published in the Icfai Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Hyderabadm India, and in the National Mediation Journal of Australia. Thanks for the outstanding work that you and your team are providing to the mediation world. I look forward to your continued contribution to this developing profession.

Keeping Your Cool: The Power of Persuasion in Mediation (05/09/05)
Can professionals who litigate and mediate employment cases become more effective helping the parties reach a settlement in such a highly charged atmosphere? The cultural bias of most attorneys is the belief that the more adversarial and competitive they are, the more effective they will be in satisfying their clients’ interests. Social science has found that this perception is incorrect. Professionals can be more effective advocates for their clients by skillful application of cooperation and persuasion.

Critical Cross-Roads: Good Decision Making Is Key To Successful Negotiations (10/27/03)
The process of making a decision whether to accept a settlement proposal or reject it and go to trial deserves the lawyer’s best efforts, skill, knowledge and judgment. Too often, the decision is made without careful thought, but rather is the result of undue optimism or pessimism, and is clouded with emotional frustration. Lawyers are often unaware of the different stages of negotiating a legal dispute and sometimes press for a resolution before the case is ripe for settlement. This article will review the four stages of a legal dispute with emphasis on the fourth and critical stage – making a decision to reach agreement or accept an impasse.