Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services

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. Fisher Law Practice provides 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, families, and companies 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!

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.

Mediation is a confidential process where people 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.

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

 

 

Conflict Resolution Training

Conflict Resolution Training teaches people to build empathy and better communicate with their peers. Fisher Law Practice provides Conflict Resolution Training sessions to schools and businesses.

In schools, Fisher Law Practices's Conflict Resolution Training teaches students to build empathy and better communicate with their peers, and empowers staff to better understand and manage conflict with their colleagues and students. We also facilitate campus dialogues after troubling campus events like harassment and hate crimes.

Training sessions include:

  • Understanding and Managing Conflict I (3.5 hours):
    Discussions include contextualizing conflict, identifying and addressing a person's true "interest" or motivation, understanding different approaches to conflict, basic conflict de-escalation tools, and customized small group role plays.

  • Understanding + Managing Conflict II

  • Moving Up and Looking Forward:
    A 3-day training for New Managers to Be Their Best (with Black/White/Gray Consulting)

  • 3, 2, 1, Context:
    How Identity and History Impact What We See In A Conflict.

  • Check (in with) Yourself:
    A Diagnostic Tool to Be Your Best for Service Providers and Mediators

  • Team-Building:
    1/2 day or full day

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Mediation Services

Workplace Disputes: Fisher Law Practice provides a la carte conflict resolution services, like  one-on-one conflict coaching, mediation, and conflict de-escalation training. We can even be a  regular presence in your office, coming in once a month to provide your staff with reliable support.  We help employees to clear the air, listen to one another, and develop satisfying solutions that  fit their needs. We help businesses avoid costly, disruptive and embarrassing lawsuits.

Custody and Visitation: Some parents try to work out custody and visitation on their own. But agreements that are not specific and written, lead to uncertainty and communication that turns toxic. We help parents develop thorough custody and visitation agreements to set expectations and provide stability for the children.

We Can Help With These Common Issues: 

  • Workplace Bullying or Harassment

  • Team Dysfunction

  • Poor Conflict Communication Skills

  • Allegations of Racial, Gender, Disability or LGBT Bias at Work

  • Child Custody and Visitation

  • Elder/Estate Issues, Such as the Division of an Inherited Family Home


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A New Spin on Diversity: Trivia Events

Put a new spin on diversity training with trivia! Trivia events can be offered during lunch, after work, even as lighthearted competitions at conferences! Your staff will learn about history, explore fun facts, and talk about issues of diversity in a low stress, friendly atmosphere.

Trivia is fun, interactive, and not at all preachy. We currently offer Black History Month and Women's History Month trivia. We can also create a custom trivia event for a specific identity or cultural group, even one for your business' history!