Erica Wood

Erica Wood is an Associate Staff Director of the American Bar Association Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly, and has been working with the Commission since 1980 on issues of guardianship, disability, long term care, health care, dispute resolution, and legal services delivery. She is a member of the Virginia Commonwealth Council on Aging. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association; and a member of the Board of the Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from the George Washington University.

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Addressing Capacity: What Is the Role of the Mediator? (07/08/03)
Since we want people to mediate their disputes, mediators should begin by assuming capacity and should be loathe to exclude a party based on lack of capacity – should set the bar low. Yet mediators also must ensure that if a conflict is mediated a party in fact can understand the process and abide by the outcome.