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Mediators Austin TX

Mediators provide mediation services for disagreements concerning such issues as premarital agreements, financial disagreements, separation, divorce, parenting plans, wrongful termination, labor management, victim-offender mediation and more. See below for local businesses in Austin that give access to qualified mediators and for more advice and content on facilitative mediation and evaluative mediation.

Karin Crump
(512) 477-9300
Ms. Karin R. Crump
Austin, TX
Specialties
Mediator
Education
Admitted To Bar : 1997
Professional Memberships
State Bar of Texas, Texas Young Lawyers Association, Austin Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers / Dallas Bar Association, American Bar Association/Young Lawyer Division

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Patricia Heil
(512) 343-8175
P. O. Box 5601
Austin, TX
Specialties
Mediator

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John Robert Hays Jr.
807 BRAZOS ST STE 500
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Oil & Gas, Energy, Environmental, Mediation
Education
Rice University,University of Texas System, Austin
State Licensing
Texas

Christopher W. Martin
(713) 632-1701
111 CONGRESS AVE STE 1070
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Insurance, Mediation
Education
Baylor University,Baylor University
State Licensing
Texas

John Thomas Sears
816 CONGRESS AVE STE 800
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Litigation, Education, Mediation
Education
Texas A&M University, West Texas A&M University,Texas Tech University
State Licensing
Texas

Ben Cunningham
(512) 477-9300
3825 Lake Austin Blvd. Ste. 403
Austin, TX
Specialties
Mediator
Education
Law School : South Texas


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Tom Collins
(512) 474-2744
1301 W. 25th Street, Suite 530
Austin, TX
Specialties
Mediator
Education
Admitted To Bar : 1975

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Thomas J. Mitchell III
221 W 6TH ST STE 1800
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Mediation, Arbitration, Insurance, Ethics, Personal Injury
Education
Princeton University,University of Texas System, Austin
State Licensing
Texas

Todd Wong
(512) 474-2700
500 W 6th St Ste 402
Austin, TX
Specialties
Personal Injury, Litigation, Contracts, Mediation
Education
University of Texas School of Law,Baylor University
State Licensing
Texas

Jeffrey Robert Lilly
(713) 621-1017
P.O. Box 1148
Austin, TX
Specialties
Commercial, Defective & Dangerous Products, Mediation
Education
University of Miami
State Licensing
Texas

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Conflict: A New Perspective

by Julie Fuimano

I was recently asked to address the issue of conflict resolution at the hospital of one of our clients. In today's fast-paced and stressed-out society, conflict resolution is a critical issue. People don't always have the time or the tools to handle conflict.

The word ‘conflict' connotes something bad. People think of conflict and they think of two people in a heated argument. But as the workplace shapes itself to recognize and be more accepting of diversity and differing opinions and as companies write their diversity policies, why not change the way we view conflict and embrace it as something to be valued instead of dispelled?

Conflict Defined

Conflict is defined as a disagreement, a battle or to be at odds. In essence, conflict is a differing of opinions, point of views or ideas. Conflict occurs when two or more people see things from different perspectives, given their education, background, upbringing, knowledge of the issue, beliefs, time of day, mood, etc. Is this not the definition of diversity? Diversity is a variety, an assortment or a mixture. And accepting diversity means accepting that people have inherently different views on how they see the world and how to get things done.

The Source Of Conflict

So why then do people get so uptight and agitated when disagreements occur? There are two main reasons: one, when the idea is presented and then rejected, the person may take it as a personal attack. The second reason is that the person might be attached to it being done their way.

As a leader and a role model, recognize there is always another way to accomplish something, not just your way or the way it's always been done. Be open to receiving input from others, recognizing that their perspective offers you the opportunity to see the issue or problem in a way that you might not have considered. When you present your suggestions and opinions, detach yourself from whether your suggestion is implemented. While it may seem like the best choice from your vantage point, realize there may be many other factors that go into making the decision and that it's not about you as a person.

Acknowledge The Conflict

When faced with conflict, don't run from it; acknowledge it for what it is - diversity of thought. Ask each person to share his or her ideas. Compliment each of them on their innovative and unique perspectives. Praise each of those on your team so they understand how important their differing opinions are. By doing so, you are demonstrating leadership and showing respect for their diverse perspectives. Seek to understand where each person is coming from and help each of the participants understand the other's point of view. Once you understand the framework behind their perspective, you can help to dissolve the conflict and refocus their energies on finding solutions.

Focus On The Outcome

When its time to focus on selecting the most appropriate course of action, focus on ac...

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