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Susan Oberman

Susan Oberman is a family mediator in solo private practice as Common Ground Negotiation Services, established in 1999. She brings twenty-two years of mediation experience and scholarship to her work with couples, families, and community groups. She developed and practices the Sustainable Knowledge Model of Norm-Educating Mediation. The Sustainable Knowledge Model is based on the theory that clients make better decisions when they have all relevant information. Recognizing that mediation operates “in the shadow of the law,” Ms. Oberman believes the mediator is responsible for insuring that clients are informed about their rights throughout the mediation process, thereby protecting self-determination. She also offers group facilitation, and workshops for organizations and professionals.
"Style vs. Model: Why Quibble?” 9 PEPPERDINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAW JOURNAL,  No. 1, 1, 62, (2008).
“Mediation Theory vs. Practice: What Are We Really Doing? Re-Solving A Professional Conundrum,” 20 OHIO ST. J. DISP. RES., No. 3, 2005, 775,824.