Kimberlee Kovach

Kimberlee Kovach

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 (04/04/10)
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 (11/03/09)
Kimberly Kovach discusses the process of evaluative mediation and how it can marginilize clients.

Kim Kovach: Mediation Growing in Popularity - Video (07/02/09)
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 (07/02/09)
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 (06/02/09)
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 (04/22/09)
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 (01/02/09)
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.