Episode 3.15: Building Resilience, Compassion & Resolution: Hon. Susan Forsling



In this episode of The Future of Resolution Podcast, Judge Susan Forsling discusses the value of in-person mediation and arbitration and how and she has maintained her alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practice throughout the pandemic. She also provides valuable advice for new lawyers and working parents, and tips on ways to resolve conflict in an effective manner.


Forsling is a Senior Judge and full-time mediator and arbitrator at Miles Mediation & Arbitration. She has served as Judge of the State Court of Fulton County, chief legal officer for the government, and as a Special Assistant Attorney General. Forsling is a former partner of the law firm Young & Murphy. She is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and in 2017 received the distinction of “ADR Champion” by the National Law Journal. 


In her ADR practice, Forsling handles complex mediation and arbitration matters in areas of  Premises Liability, Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Wrongful Death, Professional Liability, Commercial Contracts, Local Government, Civil Rights, and Bad Faith Insurance Claims. 


This episode covers:  

  • The transition from in-person ADR to virtual ADR
  • Why Hon. Susan Forsling resumed mediating in person
  • The value of mediating in person
  • How new lawyers can persevere during the pandemic
  • Advice for working parents trying to find a healthy balance between the demands of work and home life
  • How to manage conflict in everyday life situations
  • Lessons learned during Forsling’s time volunteering abroad


“Building Resilience, Compassion & Resolution: Hon. Susan Forsling” is available on Apple Podcasts,  Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and Soundcloud. This podcast is the latest in a series of episodes that features thought leaders in Georgia’s legal community and beyond.  Click here for additional episodes of The Future of Resolution Podcast.





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