Kimberlee K. Kovach has nearly thirty years experience in mediation as a leading teacher, trainer, scholar and practitioner.
She is a Past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, as well as a former Chair of the State Bar of Texas ADR Section.
Professor Kovach has taught a variety of ADR courses in legal education for over fifteen years, and is the author of a text book for law school use, Mediation: Principles And Practice (3rd ed. 2004). She is also the author of Mediation In A Nutshell (2003).
Kovach has published numerous law review articles, book chapters as well as short articles on a variety of ADR and related topics. She has lectured extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and serves as a mediator, arbitrator, and trainer.
She currently serves as the Distinguished Lecturer in Dispute Resolution at South Texas College of Law.
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Articles and Video:
Kimberly Kovach: Hopes for the Future - Video
Kimberly Kovach shares her hopes for the future. These include having ADR taught in schools so people can build a skillset, shifting the resistance to mediation into have people collaborate more.
Kimberly Kovach: Evaluative Mediation to Marginilize Clients - Video
Kimberly Kovach discusses the process of evaluative mediation and how it can marginilize clients.
Kim Kovach: Mediation Growing in Popularity - Video
Kim Kovach talks about how mediation as become more popular and accepted, but how many people see it as part of the legal system - not a stand-alone process.
Kimberly Kovach: Goals When First Starting Out in Field - Video
Kimberly Kovach shares her two main objectives when she began mediating - provide people with a process in which they could participate in decision-making and have control over the outcome & teaching parties new skills to enable them to resolve conflict on their own.
Kimberly Kovach: Mediation Movement from the 1970s to 2010 - Video
Kovach describes the development of mediation from experimental programs to research to implementation and now to regulation.
Kimberly Kovach: Downside to Growth of Court Mediation - Video
Kimberly Kovach shares her concern with the growth of court-connected mediations. She believes that there are many more disputes outside the courts that could benefit from mediation.
Kimberly Kovach: Culture of Right and Wrong - Video
Kimberly Kovach describes society's culture of right and wrong and how we don't have to think in those terms. We can resolve a conflict without determining who is right and who is wrong.