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Joe Markowitz
Works at Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz
Attended University of Chicago Law School
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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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SCMA fall conference
The Southern California Mediation Association has announced the schedule for its annual fall conference in scenic Malibu, California on November 7, 2015. This year's theme is "Conflict Revolution: Mediators as Agents of Social Change." The website describes...
The Southern California Mediation Association has announced the schedule for its annual fall conference in scenic Malibu, California on November 7, 2015. This year's theme is "Conflict Revolution: Mediators as Agents of Socia...
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SCMA fall conference
Congratulations to outgoing president Robyn Weinstein, incoming president Floyd Siegal, conference chair Hass Sadeghi, executive director Anne Sawyer, and all the other volunteers who helped create the Southern California Mediation Association' s successful...
Congratulations to outgoing president Robyn Weinstein, incoming president Floyd Siegal, conference chair Hass Sadeghi, executive director Anne Sawyer, and all the other volunteers who helped create the Southern California Med...
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Bridge of Spies
The new Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies , based on the true story of the prisoner exchange for captured U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, shows an attorney living up to the highest standards of advocacy as well as negotiating ability. The movie's lawyer-hero,...
The new Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies, based on the true story of the prisoner exchange for captured U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, shows an attorney living up to the highest standards of advocacy as well as negotiating ab...
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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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The Hateful Eight
Are there negotiating lessons one can learn from the world of Quentin Tarantino? Mediators tend to believe that if we encourage parties in conflict to continue talking even when resolution seems unlikely, they will eventually reach a level of common underst...
Are there negotiating lessons one can learn from the world of Quentin Tarantino? Mediators tend to believe that if we encourage parties in conflict to continue talking even when resolution seems unlikely, they will eventually...
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Spotlight
Confidentiality agreements often serve the short-term interests of the parties to a particular dispute: An enterprise accused of wrongdoing has a strong interest in keeping its alleged wrongful actions secret, both to protect its reputation and to dissuade ...
Confidentiality agreements often serve the short-term interests of the parties to a particular dispute: An enterprise accused of wrongdoing has a strong interest in keeping its alleged wrongful actions secret, both to protect...
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Urban Projects
Streetsblog There is a half-finished Target store in my neighborhood that stands as a perfect metaphor for the problems with using litigation as a means of resolving developers' and the community's interests in urban projects. With construction halted becau...
Streetsblog There is a half-finished Target store in my neighborhood that stands as a perfect metaphor for the problems with using litigation as a means of resolving developers' and the community's interests in urban projects...
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Car wars
One contentious conflict in Los Angeles, that will affect every resident, is the conflict between automobile drivers and other users of the city's public spaces. A city that has been designed in deference to the automobile since the 1920's is facing new cha...
One contentious conflict in Los Angeles, that will affect every resident, is the conflict between automobile drivers and other users of the city's public spaces. A city that has been designed in deference to the automobile si...
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Los Angeles business trial lawyer and mediator
Education
  • University of Chicago Law School
    1976 - 1979
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attorney
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  • Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz
    attorney, present
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Los Angeles
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New York City - Chicago