When a mediation takes a turn for the better, why is it?  Sometimes there are key, identifiable moments -- surprising and fortuitous.  This blog seeks to highlight some of those moments in the hope they may provide helpful lessons.

Joshua Mendes is a certified mediator and has overseen over 50 mediations and lectured on the topic in the U.S. and overseas.


He received basic mediation training at Columbia University, advanced mediation training through the NY State Unified Court System, and advanced commercial mediation training at the NY City Bar Association.


He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.P.A. from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution. 


For questions on mediation, please contact him at: mendesmediation@gmail.com.