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Pamela N. Breedlove

Pamela N. Breedlove has been licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Georgia since 1992. The first fifteen years of her practice was primarily litigation oriented, including medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation, defense of municipalities and individual employees against federal and state constitutional and tort claims, employment litigation, family law, successions, and general litigation.

Civil & Family Mediation

Mediation provides an opportunity to settle legal disputes without traditional litigation. It saves time and money, and in many cases, makes it possible to continue relationships once a dispute is resolved. This is why mediation is such a popular option for resolving civil and family disputes.

Police & Fire Civil Service Law

Police and firefighters are viewed as authority figures in every community. They risk their lives to protect those of the citizens. Unfortunately, police officers and firefighters sometimes are accused of making mistakes and need legal representation.

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Can I Bring Others With Me to Civil Mediation?

If you’re attempting to resolve your conflict using civil mediation in Shreveport, you likely have questions about how the process will unfold once you show up for the first meeting.  Since mediation is not as strict as litigation, you may be wondering if it’s okay to bring other individuals with you to the mediation sessions.  While the mediation sessions are usually attended by the parties and the mediator, this doesn’t always turn out to be the case.  Many mediators will allow other relevant parties to attend a mediation if it will help resolve a case and the other side does not object.

Family members involved directly in the dispute or interpreters may attend and take an active role in your Shreveport civil mediation, as well as any other party directly linked to the dispute at hand.  If you want another person to attend and support you through the mediation process, you or your lawyer need to advise the mediator so that it can be agreed upon prior to starting the mediation.   More often than not, people on both sides of the conflict will agree on the list of individuals allowed in the mediation session, including observers.

Sometimes outside parties can contribute to distractions or make it more difficult to work together towards resolution, so you should think carefully about whether bringing another party is in your best interest.   Because of the potential for distraction from the process or the objection of one of the parties which could interfere with the resolution process, most mediators require an agreement no who may be present at the mediation prior to it beginning.  This also helps maintain the privacy of the mediation.