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Name: Karen Joffe
Address: 902 Rose Avenue
  Piedmont, CA 94611

Telephone:(510) 654-9114Fax:(510) 654-0196  
      

Email: karen@joffes.com

Fees: $150 per hour  
Other Costs:  Meeting space cost is extra; no charge for travel time; will do sliding scale & occassional pro bono.

BAR Number:0000000

Attorney:  Non-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator: x       Retired Judge/Justice:  

Mediation
Experience:


 
- real estate land/lord tenant: : co-mediated 29 cases, 1998 - present
- civil harassment: co-mediated 15 cases, 1998-present
- family disputes: solo and co-mediated 10 cases: 1998-present
- organizational disputes: 4 solo & co-facilitated: 1998 - present
Mediation
Training:


 
Highlights form from Fall 1997-present:
- Harvard Negotiation Project - Basic Negotiation w/ Fisher; Mediation w/ Sander, Singer & Lewis; & Advanced Negotiation w/ Heen, Patton, Stone - 120 hours;
- Bill Lincoln, Negotiation & Mediation - 40 hours (did certification exam);
- Ron Kelly, Business Mediation - 40 hours;
- High conflict communication skills: w/ Tony Roffers - 32 hours total; Stanford cont. ed. & JFK U. - 40 hours;
- Public Conversations Project w/ Roth & Stains - 18 hours;
- Global Facilitator Service Corps w/Brenson-Lazan, Karpoff, & Quant - 16 hours.
Arbitration
Experience:


 
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
Settlement
Conference
Experience:


SubjectPersonal Injury: Employment:xBusiness:xReal Estate: 
Matter:Legal Malpractice: Public Agency:xProbate: Construction: 
 Medical Malpractice: Environmental: Insurance: Securities: 
 Product Liability: Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood:xDental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s):xIntellectual Property/High Technology:  
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts: 
 Other: Consumer, family , mental health.

Other
Education:


 
U.C. Berkeley, B.S., Conservation of Natural Resources, 1971
Madeleine Kamman\'s chefs school, 2 yrs. of training & certification, 1974-76
Mediation
Approach:


 
I am a facilitative mediator.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
Neutral
Approach:


 
Other
Information:


 
I help resolve conflicts involving difficult personalities and issues related to principle and emotion. I am skilled at working with individuals with physical and mental disabilities. I offer an affodable rate, and over 20 years of business experience and many years of cummunity volunteerism. I can mediate as a sole provider or as a co-mediator, when facilitative skills or partnering would enhance the panel.
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Biography available upon request.

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