Our colleague and friend, David Hoffman, has recently written a brilliant blog for Boston Law Collaborative in which he urges all mediators and peacemaking professionals to do our part in combatting climate change: New Year’s Resolution: Combatting Climate Change – Boston Law Collaborative (blc.law)
Season Three of Learn to Mediate Online Podcast Launches
New Year, New Practice! As we enter 2022, many dispute resolution and legal professionals are resolving to grow their business and elevate their practice and in Season Three opening episode of Learn to Mediate Online® Podcast, we have the information that you need to get started!
In a special two-part episode, online mediation expert, Susan Guthrie is joined by Ronnie Deaver, founder of NoBull Marketing, to discuss the critical role that Google plays in marketing your practice. In fact, Ronnie says if you do only one thing this year in marketing, make your presence on Google the focus!
This is such a big topic that we have broken it down into two parts. Part One is focused on Google My Business (GMB) Instant Verification & Ranking which helps you establish your online presence and create trust in your potential clients. Ronnie touches on everything that you need to know to make your mark, get those reviews and start moving up to the top of the search engine.
Unlike many marketing experts, Ronnie is fully transparent and tells you what it takes for you do manage your Google yourself. He shares insider tips and bottom line numbers and insights for outsourcing this important role.
Be sure to tune in on Thursday, January 6th for Part Two where the focus shifts to Google Ads – don’t spend a penny on advertising until you hear this episode!
Tribute to Our Friend, Dr. Connie Ahrons
It is with deep sadness that we write to share the passing this week of our beloved friend and colleague, Connie Ahrons.
Connie was an icon of our family law community. Her seminal books, The Good Divorce and We’re Still Family are used in practice and the training room. She was our teacher of family systems practice, therapist for our clients, and a shoulder to lean on. We will miss her deeply.
For over 30 years, the late Connie Ahrons was a friend and colleague with our Co-Founder, Woody Mosten. They lived near each other first in Los Angeles and then in La Jolla. Connie and Woody were co-mediators, co-presenters, were colleagues in the same Collaborative Practice Group and most recently in 2019, they put on a 2-day workshop on Effective Interdisciplinary Teamwork in which they presented a Lawyer-Therapist model of mediation that they had co-created (link to materials)
The Mosten Guthrie Family mourns the passing of Connie Ahrons and will remember her and our faculty teach from her seminal writings for years to come.
Innovative Approach to Using Collaborative Professionals in Mediation from Forrest “Woody” Mosten
Woody will be conducting a training with the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Orange County on October 21, 2021. This training will be Live via Zoom and is open to all!
Cost: CDSOC Members: $0.00 Nonmembers: $25.00 SPECIAL OFFER: Join CDSOC & receive the Member Price! Contact Patricia Van Haren about membership – email@example.com
Mosten Guthrie Congratulates Bill Howe on His Receiving the Wallace P. Carson Outstanding Achievement Award
Bill Howe of Portland Oregon has been honored by the Oregon Supreme Court with its more prestigious award, Wallace P. Carson Outstanding Achievement Award. You can see the presentation by the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court and Bill’s acceptance at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edk-8jHYSoI
Bill and Woody Mosten have been friends and colleagues for over 30 years. Bill organized the country’s first state conference on unbundling in 1997 which Woody keynoted. Bill has singlehandedly led a full reform of family law in Oregon and has led nearly every development in mediation and Dispute Resolution in Oregon.
Mediation needs friends and supporters from the legal profession—from all professions. We bow in our respect to Bill and celebrate his recognition by this award
We Are Doing It Again
Woody and Susan love to answer questions and encourage conversations so join us on September 14th for a FREE hour long discussion on The Future of Online Mediation!
We will focus on the recently released Online Mediation Training Task Force Final Report, Co-Authored by Woody and the Family & Elder Committee and Marketing Committee Reports authored by Susan.
COME JOIN US!
Forrest “Woody” Mosten Featured on the Evolving With The Times Podcast
Ever wondered where our own Woody Mosten’s passion for Mediation and Collaborative Law began? Find out in this interview!
Woody had a great time discussing his origin story, industry trends he’s keeping track of, and sharing reflections from lessons learned throughout his career during his interview podcast episode hosted by Ronnie Deaver of Evolving With The Times (Family Lawyer Edition) podcast.
Susan Guthrie Featured in the Annual Magazine of Gitarattan International Business School in Delhi, India
One of the best parts of being an educator and trainer in the field of mediation and family law is the opportunity to work with students and professionals not only in the United States, but also from countries far and wide.
Susan recently enjoyed the opportunity to sit down with Param Bhamra for this interview with “GIBS Digest”, the Annual Magazine of Gitarattan International Business School in Delhi, India!