Phoenix, Arizona – Shareholder Paula A. Williams, an accomplished mediator, recently attended Mediator Boot Camp at the internationally acclaimed Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. Ms. Williams honed her mediation skills through discussions of best practices, role playing, and participation in seminars on cutting-edge mediation tools that are based on real world experiences.
“One of the difficult parts of a mediation is handling the emotions and behaviors of the parties,” said Ms. Williams. “At the end of the day, my role as a mediator is to help the disputing parties focus on the issues that will make resolution happen and deal with the landmines that could derail the process. Although there is no guarantee that mediation will be successful, the training I received gave me additional tools and techniques to handle the unexpected mischief of conflict.”
The Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law is the leading institute for dispute resolution in the United States. The institute opened in 1986 and since U.S. News and World Report began ranking dispute resolution programs sixteen years ago, the program has been ranked Number One eleven times and in the top three all other years.
Ms. Williams is an accomplished neutral and highly sought-after mediator for commercial, probate, and general civil litigation disputes. She currently serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County. If you would like Ms. Williams to mediate, speak, or provide a CLE presentation, please contact her at 602-252-1900 or PWilliams@maypotenza.com.
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