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December 9, 2020 43 min

In this episode of The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast, Host Susan Guthrie speaks with one of the leading civil dispute resolution specialists out there, Ana Sambold who shares her top tips for getting your cases settled ONLINE!

Having served as a neutral in over 1,000 cases, many of them online, Ana Sambold is known for her ability to help the parties reach resolution!  Handling a wide range of cases including business/commercial, insurance coverage, real estate, torts, wrongful death, personal injury, succession/wills/trusts, and cases involving multinational and multilingual parties, Ana has a broad bad of trick that she pulls from to help her participants get their cases settled and it may surprise you, but she thinks that it is all so much easier online!  A major advocate of using technology where appropriate as a tool to help people address their conflicts, Ana shares some of her top insights and tips for you in this episode - don't miss it!

About this week's Special Guest:  Ana Sambold is one of California’s leading figures in the field of alternative dispute resolution. With over a decade of experience as a conflict resolution specialist, she has served as a neutral in over 1,000 cases across a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters. Her practice involves the resolution of business/commercial, insurance coverage, real estate, torts, wrongful death, personal injury, succession/wills/trusts, and cases involving multinational and multilingual parties. 

She serves as a neutral on the selected ADR rosters of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), ADR Services, Inc., the Forum, several U.S. courts, federal and state agencies. She has served as an Adjunct Professor of law for California Western Law School and has taught extensively in conflict resolution, mediation, cross-cultural diversity and communication with the National Conflict Resolution Center.  

As a prominent leader in the field of ADR, she currently serves as an Executive Officer of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, Co-Chair of the ABA Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute, Executive Officer of the California Lawyers Association Litigation Section, and Chair of the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) ADR Section. 

She speaks Spanish fluently and mediates and arbitrates regularly using both English and Spanish. Ms. Sambold is a dually qualified attorney in the U.S. (California and U.S. Federal Court Southern District) and in Colombia. Her unique civil and common law expertise and fluency in Spanish allows her to understand the cultural and legal nuances that facilitate the resolution of disputes in multicultural settings and between parties of different nationalities.

She received her Master of Law from University of San Diego School of Law (USD) and her training and credentials in dispute resolution from Harvard Law School, Pepperdine University School of Law - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. For more information about her practice, visit: She can be reached at


About Our Host: Susan Guthrie, nationally recognized as one of the Top Family Law and Mediation Attorneys in the country, has been helping individuals and families navigate separation and divorce for 30 years. Susan provides online divorce mediation and legal coaching services to select clients around the world.

As a leading dispute resolution professional, Susan is honored to serve on the Executive Council of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section as the Membership Officer and to be a Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee. Susan also is one of the leading experts in online mediation in the country and trains other professionals in the practical and ethical considerations of conducting their mediations online through her business Learn to Mediate Online (

The Learn to Mediate Online Training Program is NOW ON-DEMAND!  To date, more than 15,000 dispute resolution professionals have benefited from her online mediation training program which is available as an ON DEMAND COURSE!  The program will help you to transition your in-person mediation process to an online virtual proceeding via Zoom video-conferencing and more.  Go here to find out more:


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Susan has been featured in and on media outlets such as CNBC, Market Watch, Forbes, Eye on Chicago, WGN, the ABA’s Just Resolutions Magazine, Thrive Global, The Nook Online among others. She is licensed to practice law in the States of California and Connecticut as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Susan's other Podcasts: After a year and half of co-creating and co-hosting the award winning podcast, Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast which reached over 3 million listeners, Susan recently launched her fresh and inspiring new podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. which debuted on iTunes “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts. Divorce & Beyond is focused on pulling back the curtain on the mysteries of the divorce process and bringing tips and resources to help people to thrive and shine in their new future beyond divorce.


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