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

Patrick M. Wartelle
(337) 233-7430
600 Jefferson St Ste 800
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Mediation, Litigation, Discrimination, Maritime, Medical Malpractice
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,Northwestern State University
State Licensing
Louisiana

Katherine M. Loos
(337) 237-4070
413 Travis St
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Personal Injury, Defective & Dangerous Products, Insurance, Slip and Fall Accident, Mediation
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,Louisiana State University
State Licensing
Louisiana

Edward C. Abell Jr.
(337) 237-2660
1200 Camellia Blvd Ste 300
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Business, Oil & Gas, Litigation, Mediation, Appeals
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
State Licensing
Louisiana

Lindsey M. Ladouceur
985-898-2131 ext. 1007
22398 Highway 435
Abita Springs , LA
 
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

David Michael Kaufman
(337) 231-5150
1313 W Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
General Practice, Mediation
State Licensing
Louisiana

Randall C. Songy
(337) 237-2660
1200 Camellia Blvd Ste 300
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Oil & Gas, Energy, Arbitration, Mediation
Education
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center,Nicholls 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

Albert C. Miranda
(504) 828-2277
110 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste 535
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Defective & Dangerous Products, Construction, Mediation, Workers Compensation, Insurance
Education
Loyola University School of Law,Loyola University
State Licensing
Louisiana

Audrey A. McCain
(225) 687-8616
58045 Meriam St
Plaquemine, LA
Specialties
Family, Mediation, Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody
Education
Southern University 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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