Lee Jay Berman

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Lee Jay Berman is a co-host of the talk show Talk It Over[1] along with crime and justice reporter and news anchor Diane Dimond and comedienne Louise Palanker. Berman also authors the blog Eye On Conflict.[2]

Berman has been a mediator of commercial and litigated cases since 1994, successfully mediating over 1,900 cases. He is a Distinguished Fellow with the International Academy Mediators,[3] a charter diplomat and advisory board member with the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals[4] is certified by the International Mediation Institute,[4] and is a dispute resolution expert with the United Nations Development Programme. He was named Mediator of the Year by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, California Central District, in 2007, one of California's Top Neutrals by the Daily Journal in 2008 and 2009, Who’s Who in International Commercial Mediation 2012, 2013 & 2014, and Acquisition International magazine's Excellence in ADR award 2012, 2013, and 2014 [5].

Also a trainer in mediation, negotiation and conflict management skills, he is the founder and president of the American Institute of Mediation,[5] he also lectures at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California, where he was director of the “Mediating the Litigated Case”[6] program from 2002–2009, and at the Institute for Conflict Management [7] at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas in Austin, and Bond University in Brisbane, Australia. Berman has also conducted trainings for judges in Delhi, India,[8] judges from The Kingdom of Jordan, mediators in post-war Croatia, business leaders in Amsterdam, Dubai, and throughout Australia for the American Arbitration Association, and multiple bar associations, courts and mediation organizations. The inaugural ADR Director for the Santa Barbara Superior Courts program [6], he also chaired or co-chaired the Training Committee for the American Bar Association’s Section on Dispute Resolution from 2003–2007, and served as a member of the California State Bar’s Standing Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution from 2006-2009. Lee Jay has been featured in California's Daily Journal [7] and the ABA Journal[8].

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