TMS Event Details

Event Title: Society Session: The Council Process — an Exciting Adjunct to Traditional Mediation Practice

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Location: Resolution Remedies 1000 - 4th Street, Suite 800 San Rafael, CA


Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Time: 12:00 AM


Council has been used for centuries by Native Americans and other tribal peoples to communicate, problem solve and arrive at consensus. In recent years, the council process has been introduced into businesses, schools and non-profit organizations to facilitate open, non-defensive communication.

Council and mediation share many common elements. Aspects of the council process can be helpful in mediations involving multiple parties, very emotional issues or multi-sessions, particularly in family or community disputes.

Maurice will demonstrate an emotional conflict employing council in aid of mediation. Participants will have an opportunity to experience directly the process as a method for inviting open-hearted dialogue.n
Please provide your own lunch – no charge to attendn
Discussion Leader

Maurice L. Zilber, Esq.

Maurice Zilber has been an arbitrator for over 30 years and a mediator for nearly 20 years of complex commercial and intellectual property disputes. He practiced business and intellectual property law in Boston for 35 years before moving to the Bay Area 16 years ago. He was managing partner of his firm (now known as Nixon, Peabody) for seven years, which was boot camp for mediation training.

Maurice and his wife, Barbara, completed training in the council process at the Ojai Foundation. They have led workshops and private sessions for committed couples seeking to solve conflict. They also utilized council to help an East Bay community group, mired in conflict, with their visioning process.

Maurice serves on the Board of Directors of the Society. For more information, please see his web site: