Why Conflict Resolution?

Conflict has a way of taking over your life. You wake at 3am in a panic, worried about that co-worker who's been harassing you or reeling from an argument with your spouse or family member.

I started Fisher Law Practice to help people like you. We provide the space and support to help folks deal with these hostilities and figure out a way to move forward. We're hired by individuals, couples and families who want to get to the root of the conflict so they can find solutions that fit their needs. Try mediation or one-on-one coaching. It works!



What is Mediation?

Mediation is a confidential process where peoples come together with a facilitator to discuss their differences. The result could be an agreement (written or oral), an apology or just a deeper understanding about the conflict and what happened.

Fisher Law Practice focuses on "transformative" mediation which places an emphasis on individual empowerment, recognition and empathy for the other’s point of view, and self-determination about the terms of any agreement.

The process enables people to address issues quickly and at a fraction of the cost of the traditional legal process. More than monetary savings, mediation is a valuable tool to help people feel heard and find a common ground.

Want to learn more? Check out these blog entries:

Family Mediation: Cinderella and Her Sisters     |     Neighbor Dispute: Gepetto's Workshop

What is Conflict Coaching?

Conflict Coaching is a one-on-one process to help you express your story, analyze your situation from multiple perspectives, understand why the conflict has such a deep, personal impact, identify how you want to move forward, and develop specific skills to get there.

Conflict Coaching is also a great pre-mediation tool as it helps the you explore and  crystallize what behaviors they find troubling, why, and what they want to happen. Coaching is available via Skype for those outside of the New York City area.

Want to learn more? Check out these blog entries: 

A Deeper Dive: Conflict Coaching   |   Workplace Stress: Conflict Coaching



Domestic Worker Employment Agreements

Domestic workers and their clients employers have a workplace relationship that requires professionalism, respect, and some degree of emotional connection. The cornerstone is trust. For these reasons, misunderstandings and conflicts may feel more personal for both parties.

In forging an agreement, the workers, employers and mediator get together and thoroughly discuss issues around work style, scheduling, hours, communication, pay and benefits. Once the general terms are agreed upon, we'll do some reality testing. That is, we'll talk through some common real-world misunderstandings to tease out and fix ambiguous terms.


Domestic Worker Mediation

At times, employers and domestic workers need a facilitator to help break through an impasse, discuss an incident, or to write a severance arrangement. Some employers pay their workers in cash and therefor prefer the confidential and collaborative mediation process over a more litigious route.