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Mediators Baton Rouge LA

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 Baton Rouge that give access to qualified mediators and for more advice and content on facilitative mediation and evaluative mediation.

Barrye Panepinto Miyagi
(225) 387-0999
1 American Pl Fl 18
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Litigation, Defective & Dangerous Products, Personal Injury, Arbitration, Mediation
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,Louisiana State University
State Licensing
Louisiana

Stephen Layne Lee
(225) 766-1100
6513 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Mediation, Litigation, Appeals, Employment
Education
Louisiana State University
State Licensing
Louisiana, Texas

Douglas P. Moreau
(225) 389-3470
5875 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Insurance, Contracts, Administrative Law, Mediation
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,Louisiana State University
State Licensing
Louisiana

Melanie Newkome Jones
(225) 344-2200
533 Europe St
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Litigation, Mediation, Family, Insurance
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,Louisiana State University
State Licensing
Louisiana

Glen Scott Love
(225) 387-6966
320 Somerulos St
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Personal Injury, Insurance, Ethics, Corporate, Mediation
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,Louisiana State University
State Licensing
Louisiana

Robert Joseph Burns Jr.
(225) 767-7730
2141 Quail Run Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Mediation, Insurance, Slip and Fall Accident, Transportation, Employment
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,Louisiana State University
State Licensing
Louisiana

John W. Perry Jr.
(225) 767-7730
2141 Quail Run Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Mediation, Health Care, Defective & Dangerous Products, Employment, Ethics
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,Nicholls State University
State Licensing
Louisiana

Myron A. Walker Jr.
(225) 924-1600
8550 United Plaza Blvd Ste 200
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Medical Malpractice, Defective & Dangerous Products, Insurance, Civil Rights, Mediation
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,University of Notre Dame
State Licensing
Louisiana

John L. Dardenne Jr.
(225) 343-8368
356 Somerulos St
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Family, Mediation, Personal Injury
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,Louisiana State University
State Licensing
Louisiana

Paul Marks Jr
(225) 387-6966
320 Somerulos St
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Litigation, Insurance, Car Accident, Mediation
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,Louisiana State University
State Licensing
Louisiana

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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