Phone: 925 938-2525
My Mediation Experience
A mediator since 1987, I am on the mediation panels for the U.S. Postal Service; the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District; San Mateo, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties Superior Court ADR programs; University of California, San Francisco; National Mediation Centers, Consumer Arbitration Program for Recreation Vehicles and the Conciliation Forums of Oakland. I have worked as a mediator, senior case coordinator and trainer for the Conciliation Forums of Oakland and for the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program. I have mediated a wide variety of cases including more than 150 EEO employment cases. Many have involved parties from different backgrounds and cultures. I have supervised hundreds of mediators, helping them with their cases.
Comments from lawyers present in mediations include:
- It was a case which my client and I had despaired of settling, in spite of our having attempted settlement several times, both before and after the trial court's rulings. Ms. Gordon was well prepared, helpful and instrumental in bringing about a settlement.
- Your mediation allowed the client to express himself and allowed the attorneys to hear his concerns. The attorneys were then allowed to express their opinion of the probate legal system as it applied in this particular case. Your mediation led to the settlement of a case that could have continued in the legal system for some time.
- As an attorney I appreciated the professional manner in which the mediation was conducted but I think the interaction with the parties on a personal level was also an important factor in the eventual successful outcome.
My professional affiliations include:
- Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California, recent Vice President and chair of program committee
- Northern California Human Resources Association
- Institute of Management Consultants
- American Society for Training and Development
- The Bar Association of San Francisco, Mediation Committee
- California Dispute Resolution Council