Jessica Notini

Jessica Notini is a professional trainer, mediator, negotiation coach and facilitator practicing in California and internationally.  Ms. Notini is a leader in the field of alternative dispute resolution.  In 2012, she received the Don Weckstein Memorial award from the California Dispute Resolution Council in recognition of her leadership in California.  She served for three years as President of the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California (formerly NCMA), she was Chair of the California State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and she served on the Board of Directors for the Mediation Society of San Francisco and the Contra Costa and Alameda Bar Association ADR Executive Committees.

As a trainer, Ms. Notini has developed and led many national and international workshops for both private entities and public institutions in the areas of negotiation, mediation, facilitation and a wide variety of related topics. In California, Ms. Notini is an Adjunct Professor in the law schools at Stanford, Berkeley and Hastings and in the business school at Mills College.  She also serves as a trainer and consultant with several negotiation and consulting firms including Lax & Sebenius, Accordence, the Northern California Mediation Center and Integrated Management Associates.  A fluent Spanish speaker, she has provided many trainings in Spanish.

As a mediator, Ms. Notini has been practicing for over 20 years and has assisted with the settlement of a wide variety of disputes. Ms. Notini focuses primarily on the areas of probate & estate and conservatorship, employment discrimination, real estate and business disputes.  As a facilitator, Ms. Notini assists public and private entities seeking to organize work on complex and controversial projects, implement change, develop clear missions, resolve budgetary issues and improve teamwork. Ms. Notini is a member of numerous court, national, governmental and community Alternative Dispute Resolution panels including the U.S. District Court for Northern California, the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District, the Contra Costa EASE program, and the Alameda Superior Court mediation program.  She received her J.D. in 1989 from the University of Michigan where she graduated magna cum laude and was awarded the Order of the Coif.