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Lauren Lau  The Meowist

Meowdiation is a means to facilitate resolution in a way that preserves respect and dignity for all pawties.  Restore integrity, fairness, and voice.


Mediation falls under the umbrella of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which are services meant to settle disputes without the prolonged and costly stress of litigation.  Other means of ADR include early (before court hearing) neutral evaluation, negotiation, and arbitration.  Mediation can be binding or non-binding, depending on the needs of each side of the case.

I'm experienced in providing structured guidance for all sides to be heard by each other and considered in common light.  I lead dialogue toward mewtual understanding and acceptable compromise.  My skill as a third-party neutral has developed through hundreds of hours of practice in conflict resolution.


I have a certification in Mediation and Conflict Resolution (2012) that I combine with a modern perspective borne from old daoist wisdom (click to read more).

Do you want me to be your mediator?  Contact me below to discuss a free consultation (individual calls with both sides).

The way of meow

is the way of dao.

makes those woofy meows understandable.


the private practice of Lauren Lau The Meowist


2501 Harrison Street

Oakland, CA 94612


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Other times not listed : gladly by arrangement

(I love early morning -- very happy to accomodate!)

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