Alan Wiener received his Juris Doctorate cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1979, and a Masters of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2000. He conducted a general civil litigation and transaction practice in San Diego for approximately twenty years, and now works exclusively as a mediator and a dispute resolution consultant to government, organizations and individuals.
Alan has particular interest in online dispute resolution and the development of ethical standards for mediators. He is a member of the SPIDR's Online Sector and the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Technology Committee, for which he chairs the Online Standards subcommittee. He is also assisting a working group of the California Judicial Council develop ethical standards for mediators in court-annexed mediation programs.
Questions, comments, additions and corrections concerning this article or its subject matter are heartily encouraged. Alan Wiener can be contacted by e-mail or by telephone at 858.538.3300 or visit his website.