Library

Recommended Reading
Click here for a current list of interdisciplinary books we are reading to help formulate some of the techniques in our practice.

A Conversation on the Challenges of Mediation Practice

ADR Times – The Story of First Mediation Corp.

ADR Times – First Mediation: Areas of Expertise

Weekends in Carmel
Jeffrey Krivis has now expanded his practice to the Carmel/Monterey area for clients who wish to mediate and spend their weekend in a scenic and relaxing environment.

Qualified Settlement Fund

The Influence of The Mediator On Making The Deal
An online PowerPoint presentation on the importantance of mediator’s role in negotiations.

California Academy of Mediation Professionals

Mediation Advocacy
An online PowerPoint presentation on how to improve your results in mediation.

Litigator’s Guide to Mediation
This guide is designed as a resource for advocates who want to use mediation successfully.

The Desktop Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution
This guide provides clear and concise definitions for the most common dispute resolution terms and procedures.

Recommended Reading

THE 48 LAWS OF POWER
by Robert Greene
The use of seduction, charm, deception and subtle strategy to outwit and thwart your opponent

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF NEGOTIATION
by Howard Raiffa

THE ART OF SEDUCTION
by Robert Greene
How charm, persuasion and the ability to create illusions creates a subtle form of power.

BEYOND WINNING
by Robert Mnookin, Scott Peppet and Andrew Tulumello

BLINK
by Malcolm Gladwell

THE CONATIVE CONNECTION
by Kathy Kolbe
This book offers an insight into how we harness the power of individual instincts to create value.

CONFLICT, COOPERATION & JUSTICE
by Bunker, Rubin & Assoc.

CREATING
by Robert Fritz

THE EVOLUTION OF COOPERATION
by Robert Axelrod
This book traces the Prisoner's Dilemma and identifies the most effective negotiation theory available.

FREE PLAY – IMPROVISATION IN LIFE AND ART
by Stephen Nachmanovitch

GETTING PAST NO
by William Ury

HOW TO MAKE MONEY AS A MEDIATOR AND CREATE VALUE FOR EVERYONE

by Jeffrey Krivis

IMPRO: IMPROVISATION AND THE THEATRE
by Keith Johnston

IMPRO FOR STORYTELLERS
by Keither Johnstone

IMPROVISATION FOR THE THEATRE
by Viola Spolin

IMPROVISATIONAL NEGOTIATION
by Jeffrey Krivis
A mediator's stories about love, money, anger - and the strategies that resolve them.

INFLUENCE, THE POWER OF PERSUASION
by Robert B. Cialdini

LANGUAGE IN THOUGHT AND ACTION
by S.I. Hayakawa and Alan R. Hayakawa This book has been instrumental in the development of some of the technology I use in mediating complex litigated cases.

LYING
by Sissela Bok
A classic about making moral choices in public and private life. Particularly helpful in understanding the driving forces behind negotiations.

THE MAGIC OF CONFLICT
by Thomas Crum The philosophy that aikido is based on offers a third way.

THE MANAGER AS NEGOTIATOR
by David Lax and James Sebenius
This book weaves the art and science of winning at negotiation with collaborating.

MEDIATION ADVOCACY
by Jack Cooley
Another in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy series that breaks down the role of the lawyer and client in a mediation setting.

MEDIATING LEGAL DISPUTES
by Dwight Golann
A structured approach to understanding the process of mediation in the context of litigated cases.

THE MEDIATION PROCESS
by Christopher Moore
This is "the" classic book that provides a complete overview of the mediation process.

NEGOTIATING RATIONALLY
by Max Brazerman and Margaret Neale

THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE
by Robert Fritz

SERIOUS CREATIVITY
by Edward De Bono

SETTLING DISPUTES
by Linda Singer

SETTLING FOR MORE
by Alvin Goldman

SMART NEGOTIATING
by James Freund

STEP BY STEP TO STAND UP COMEDY
by Greg Dean

THE TIPPING POINT
by Malcolm Gladwell
An exploration of how social epidemics work. Explains the way human beings behave the way they do.

TRUTH IN COMEDY: THE MANUAL OF IMPROVISATION
by Charna Halpern; Del Close

WHEN TALK WORKS
by Kolb and Associates