“Mindful practice, involving alternative dispute resolution and conflict coaching, can make the difference between a transformative interaction and just one more fight.”
In addition to his courtroom law practice, Benjamin Leavitt is also an active alternative dispute resolution professional and conflict coach.
As a certified mediator, Leavitt believes that assisting parties to craft their own solutions leads to longer lasting and more satisfying ends to litigation and other disputes. Leavitt has extensive experience in mediating commercial matters, matrimonial cases, family disputes, including Elder issues, workplace disputes and juvenile cases. Leavitt will help parties facilitate a conversation and actively help the search for solutions. Whether it be family, work, business or any other arena, Leavitt’s mindful practice can be the difference between continuing hurtful and harmful cycles and building am environment where hope, and solutions, are possible.
Leavitt holds certifications from Cornell University’s Scheinmann Institute on Conflict Resoultion, Elder Decisions LLC and has been an active mediator for the Westchester Mediation Center.
As a conflict coach, Leavitt can assist individuals in achieving a deeper understanding of their dispute, leading to more satisfying and successful interactions with the legal system. People often feel that the courts, the other parties, and even their own lawyers don’t understand them or their case. A conflict coach addresses all of the potentials for misunderstandings, by assisting clients to clearly identify their goals, and efficient and integrated means to achieve them. A conflict coach can also be very helpful for non-legal disputes, and Leavitt is skilled at guiding people through all types of conflict. Whether your case involves business associates or family and children, millions of dollars or small claims, a full blown court case or a pending negotiation at work, Leavitt’s mindful practice can be the sole thing that makes your conflict a stepping stone to a different, and better, future.