Meetups with Mediators
Episode 12:  Do’s and Don’ts for Attorneys in Mediation

Episode 12: Do’s and Don’ts for Attorneys in Mediation

May 13, 2021

In this episode, Christopher Ernst, arbitrator, mediator, & neutral at Ohio ADR, shares his tips for how attorneys can effectively use mediation in the course of client representation.  

Episode 11: Eviction Mediation

Episode 11: Eviction Mediation

March 15, 2021

In this episode, Shelley Whalen, executive director of Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio discusses the agency’s eviction mediation program during COVID-19 in Columbus, Ohio

Episode 10: Co-Resolution

Episode 10: Co-Resolution

February 5, 2021

In this episode, attorney and mediator Nathan Witkin, of the Outside Innovation Institute, discusses co-resolution and its implications for dispute resolution practitioners. Co-resolution is a new negotiation-coaching process, applying mediation methods within a framework for reliable cooperation across the table.

Episode 9:  Co-Mediation

Episode 9: Co-Mediation

September 23, 2020

In this episode recorded pre-COVID-19, mediators Sandra Mendel Furman and Mike Moran discuss their own experience in co-mediating together as well as the benefits and challenges of co-mediation. 

Episode 8: What Is It Like to Be a New Mediator?

Episode 8: What Is It Like to Be a New Mediator?

May 4, 2020

In this episode, Katherine Knapke, Chief Operating Officer of the American Negotiation Institute, joins us as both a guest and a co-host.  Katherine shares her perspective as a new mediator and Veronica, host of Meetups with Mediators, shares her perspective as an experienced mediator.

Episode 7: Court-Connected Mediation in Ohio

Episode 7: Court-Connected Mediation in Ohio

December 3, 2019

In this episode, Cathy Geyer, Esq.,  Manager of the Dispute Resolution Section at the Supreme Court of Ohio, joins us to discuss the history of court-connected mediation in Ohio, what makes an effective court-connected mediator, and mediation styles common in court-connected mediation.

Episode 6: Mediating Homelessness

Episode 6: Mediating Homelessness

September 16, 2019

In this episode, Derek Pratt of 4Ward With Purpose Inc. discusses how mediation can create a positive social impact by removing the barriers to housing stability and self-sufficiency.

Episode 5:  Reading Between the Lines in Mediation

Episode 5: Reading Between the Lines in Mediation

October 16, 2018

In this episode, mediator Charlotte Parsons discusses how she focuses on what is being communicated as a whole in mediation—rather than just the words that are being said— in order to help parties have a productive and empowering mediation.

Episode 4:  To Caucus or Not to Caucus?

Episode 4: To Caucus or Not to Caucus?

July 13, 2018

In this episode, attorney and mediator Dave Cohen discusses the benefits, challenges, and how he makes use of a caucus in a mediation.

Episode 3: Back to the Future: A Solutions-Focused Approach to Mediation

Episode 3: Back to the Future: A Solutions-Focused Approach to Mediation

June 11, 2018

In this episode, attorney and mediator Alex Sanchez discusses why he’s adopted a more flexible, solutions-focused approach to mediation and how he encourages productive conversations rather than bitter communications between parties.

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