• Annmarie Baranik

Mediation During the Coronavirus: Putting Things in Perspective

Updated: Sep 14



Mediation Services in Los Angeles California will play an exponentially greater role in every part of our lives due to the broad spectrum of conflict presented by COVID-19.  In a parallel with the evolution of COVID-19 from a direct transmission process to community spread, mediation will jump from specialized areas, such as law, family relations and insurance claims to the community at large.



Public awareness of the benefits of mediation will grow and the usage of mediation will expand.  COVID-19 may be a dangerous pandemic, but, paradoxically, it offers mediators, peacemakers, and other conflict resolution practitioners the opportunity to develop their practice in new and innovative ways.  The only limit is the imagination.


The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widespread court closures and limited operations, promoting ADR suddenly and squarely into the forefront as the primary method of conflict resolution.  We can use digital platforms like Skype or Zoom to have meetings. It is almost better to not have these conflicts in person at times.


So in putting things into perspective in Mediation Services in Los Angeles and the whole world, people can adapt and sometimes the new way is proven to be even more effective.


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