Find Mediators Near You: Podcast Episode 36: Development of Mediation in Brazil with Mariana F. Souza

Did you know that the average length of a lawsuit in Brazil is about 10 years? Good thing there’s mediation!  In this episode, Veronica chats with guest, Mariana F. Souza–a mediator, lawyer, and arbitrator based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil–about the following topics:

  • The difference between mediation and conciliation in Brazil
  • What mediation looks like in Brazil
  • How party/lawyer interest in mediation has changed over the years
  • What is the general public perception of mediation in Brazil?

About Mariana:

Mariana Freitas de Souza is a mediator based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she also works as a lawyer and arbitrator.  She has over 20 years of experience in complex disputes involving commercial, civil, contracts, consumer and labor matters, and serves as mediator with the main centers in the country, as well as the UN. She holds a LL.B from the Rio de Janeiro State University and an LL.M from Tulane University.

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Veronica Cravener

Veronica Cravener is a mediator and trainer for Mediate to Achieve, LLC, based in Columbus, Ohio, USA.  She has mediated more than 500 disputes across areas such as landlord-tenant, contracts, consumer-business, personal injury, neighbors, individual disputes over money, and post-employment disputes.  She is experienced at mediating by text message in… MORE >

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