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Joe Markowitz
Works at Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz
Attended University of Chicago Law School
Lives in Los Angeles
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Attitude
Parties in conflict may face a choice between various modes of conflict resolution--litigation, arbitration, mediation, or some other formal or informal process. Attorneys are accustomed to presenting their clients with this array of options, and explaining...
Parties in conflict may face a choice between various modes of conflict resolution--litigation, arbitration, mediation, or some other formal or informal process. Attorneys are accustomed to presenting their clients with this ...
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I was asked to do a presentation for California Lawyers for the Arts, which I have titled "Dispute Resolution In and Out of Court." Essentially I'm going to try to convey everything I know about the various forms of conflict resolution in a one hour present...
I was asked to do a presentation for California Lawyers for the Arts, which I have titled "Dispute Resolution In and Out of Court." Essentially I'm going to try to convey everything I know about the various forms of conflict ...
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Election
Senator George Mitchell, the architect of the Northern Ireland peace agreements, spoke at the SCMA Conference the Saturday just before the election. Senator Mitchell addressed what we, and whichever candidate won the election, need to do next to help bring ...
Senator George Mitchell, the architect of the Northern Ireland peace agreements, spoke at the SCMA Conference the Saturday just before the election. Senator Mitchell addressed what we, and whichever candidate won the election...
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Meet and confer
For those who still think that litigation must always be conducted in an adversarial manner, consider that the courts are telling you otherwise. It's not just that the courts routinely encourage settlement, and discourage trials; it's also that they have ch...
For those who still think that litigation must always be conducted in an adversarial manner, consider that the courts are telling you otherwise. It's not just that the courts routinely encourage settlement, and discourage tri...
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Four kinds of clients
The wise client approaches the initial consultation with a lawyer with some ideas of what the client is trying to accomplish and with some perspective on his or her own situation. For such clients, the lawyer should be prepared to explain carefully how the ...
The wise client approaches the initial consultation with a lawyer with some ideas of what the client is trying to accomplish and with some perspective on his or her own situation. For such clients, the lawyer should be prepar...
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Mediation's Potential
A couple of recent experiences as a consumer of mediation services have made me wonder whether the practice is living up to its full potential. In one case, when the mediator and opposing counsel started talking about what was going to happen at trial, I to...
A couple of recent experiences as a consumer of mediation services have made me wonder whether the practice is living up to its full potential. In one case, when the mediator and opposing counsel started talking about what wa...
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Family business disputes
Problems that arise in running a family business sometimes manifest themselves as legal problems. That seems obvious when the company gets sued by an employee or vendor or customer, but can also occur when the other owners choose to invoke the courts when t...
Problems that arise in running a family business sometimes manifest themselves as legal problems. That seems obvious when the company gets sued by an employee or vendor or customer, but can also occur when the other owners ch...
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Lost in translation
How do we know whether those with whom we are dealing have hostile intentions? How do we establish communication with them? How do we develop trust? The new science fiction movie Arrival attempts to answer these common problems in conflict resolution. Confr...
How do we know whether those with whom we are dealing have hostile intentions? How do we establish communication with them? How do we develop trust? The new science fiction movie Arrival attempts to answer these common proble...
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Voting against peace
On Sunday voters in Colombia surprisingly rejected a peace agreement that the government had taken years to negotiate. The agreement would have ended more than 50 years of a civil war  that has pitted the government against the rebel FARC army. This latest ...
On Sunday voters in Colombia surprisingly rejected a peace agreement that the government had taken years to negotiate. The agreement would have ended more than 50 years of a civil war that has pitted the government against t...
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Fighting
In the highly-charged atmosphere of our current political season, is more fighting really what we need? Senator Elizabeth Warren evidently thinks so. Here is a portion of Senator Warren's comments on the Rachel Maddow show last night, when Warren explained ...
In the highly-charged atmosphere of our current political season, is more fighting really what we need? Senator Elizabeth Warren evidently thinks so. Here is a portion of Senator Warren's comments on the Rachel Maddow show la...
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Avoiding Litigation
The ABA Dispute Resolution conference, held this year in New York City, presents an interesting combination of programs on mediation, arbitration, negotiation and collaborative practice. The conference manages to combine these fields, even though the cultur...
The ABA Dispute Resolution conference, held this year in New York City, presents an interesting combination of programs on mediation, arbitration, negotiation and collaborative practice. The conference manages to combine thes...
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Neutrality
Neutrality is a cherished concept in mediation, but the term is interpreted differently by different mediators. Some take it to mean being strictly impartial and fair toward both sides in a dispute, in the way that a judge should not let his or her biases a...
Neutrality is a cherished concept in mediation, but the term is interpreted differently by different mediators. Some take it to mean being strictly impartial and fair toward both sides in a dispute, in the way that a judge sh...
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Los Angeles business trial lawyer and mediator
Education
  • University of Chicago Law School
    1976 - 1979
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  • Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz
    attorney, present
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New York City - Chicago