June 03, 2016 08:30 AM - June 03, 2016 01:00 PM
SF Peacemaker Awards Tickets
6th Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards Tickets
Resolving Conflict from the Inside Out with Gary J. Friedman
Friday, June 3, 2016 | The City Club of San Francisco

Gary J. Friedman has been practicing law as a mediator with the Mediation Law Offices in Mill Valley since 1976, integrating mediative principles into his practice. Through the non-profit he co-founded, The Center for Understanding in Conflict, Gary has been teaching mediation since 1980. He was one of the very first lawyer-mediators and a primary force in the current mediation movement.

Since 1989, Gary has been training law professionals and judges in the Center’s method of mediation and a mediative approach to lawyering and collaborative practice, as well as psychotherapists and other conflict resolution professionals in the US, Europe and Israel. Gary has taught at Standford University Law School, the New College of Law, Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, and the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva.

In his Inside Out morning workshop, which will be largely experiential, Gary will focus on these four key aspects of our inner lives:
  • Presence: In order to help parties in conflict, we need to bring our full attention to our engagement with our clients, aligning all of our internal resources with our effort to be open to the clients’ experiences. Easy to say, hard to do.
  • Judgments: Transforming our judgments and feelings — often “ugly” ones like anger resentment and exasperation — into a way of connecting with and understanding the parties.
  • Connections: Connecting our internal experience to solving the problem and using our emotional reactions to the clients to open a path for them to follow in developing solutions to their problems with each other.
  • Motivations: Digging into and drawing upon the depth of our motivations to work with people in conflict as a way of sustaining our work, particularly in the most difficult moments.

MCLE: This course is approved by the State Bar of California for 2 MCLE credits (provider #9323).



  • Workshop & Luncheon/Awards, $125
  • Luncheon/Awards only, $75

General Public

  • Workshop & Luncheon/Awards, $175
  • Luncheon/Awards only, $125
The City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome Street