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Background: Family and Religious Influences

This video is presented as part of’s 25th Anniversary Conference.

David Hoffman describes how his family background contributed to his social values and his tendency to be conflict avoidant.


David Hoffman

David A. Hoffman is a mediator, arbitrator, and Collaborative Law attorney at Boston Law Collaborative, LLC. He is past chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. He is the John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches courses on Mediation, Collaborative Law, and… MORE >

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