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Board of Contributors: A new volunteer gig : 'muscular mediation'?

by Jeff Blum

I am very excited about my new volunteer endeavor — being a mediator with the Palo Alto Mediation Program.

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Jeff Blum, a family law attorney practicing in Palo Alto, is a former member of the Palo Alto Human Relations Commission and of the Palo Alto YMCA board. He can be e-mailed at


Posted by June, a resident of University South
on May 16, 2010 at 7:20 am

Does Jeff understand that in the Palo Alto Mediation Program, mediation involves overseeing a process where the parties reach their own agreements? The mediator does not insert creative ideas or suggestions.

Posted by dott31, a resident of Fairmeadow
on May 17, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Jeff, I can't determine what drives you in this email, an attempt at humor or genuine naivete. Either seems misplaced, given the serious nature of the responsibility in the position to which you've been appointed.

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