Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Mediator and Collaborative Attorney

Certified Family Law Specialist

Selected Publications by Forrest S. Mosten

Selected Publications updated November 2023


  • Effectively Representing Clients in Family Mediation
    with Hon. Elizabeth Potter Scully and Lara Traum
    ABA Book Publishing (February 2023)
  • Building a Successful Collaborative Practice with Adam Cordover
    ABA Book Publishing (October 2018)
  • Family Lawyer's Guide to Unbundling Legal Services with Elizabeth Potter Scully
    ABA Book Publishing (2017)
  • The Complete Guide to Mediation with Elizabeth Potter Scully
    2nd ed. ABA Book Publishing (2015). Prior Edition, 1st: 1997
  • Collaborative Divorce Handbook: Helping Families Without Going to Court
    Jossey-Bass (2009)
  • Mediation Career Guide: A Strategic Approach to Building a Successful Practice.
    Jossey-Bass (2001)
  • Unbundling Legal Services: A Guide to Delivering Legal Services à la Carte
    American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section (2000)
  • The Complete Guide to Mediation
    ABA (1997)

Articles and Chapters

  • There Are Other Ways to Hold Trump Accountable
    San Diego Union-Tribune - Metro - eNewspaper (February 1, 2021 - B3)
  • Educating The New Lawyer: Teaching Lawyers to Offer Unbundling and Other Client Centric Services
    Dickinson Law Review (July 2018) Read Full Article
  • Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Family Law (with Lara Traum)
    Hostra Law Review (July 2018) Read Full Article
  • The Family Lawyer's Role in Preventive Legal and Conflict Wellness (with Lara Traum)
    55 Family Court Review 26 (2017)
  • Representing Clients Effectively in Family Mediation (with Judge Elizabeth Potter Scully)
    Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Summer, 2016)
  • It Takes a Village: Using Seniors to Help Divorcing Families (with Lara Traum)
    17 Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution 767 (2016)
  • The Future of Mediation: 20 Predictions for 2030 (2015)
  • Unbundled Legal Services to Enhance Peacemaking
    Family Court Review (July 2015)
  • The Future of Collaborative Practice: A Vision for 2030
  • 49 Family Court Review 282 (2011)
  • Guest Editor's Introduction
    49 Family Court Review 211 (2011)
  • The Lawyer as Collaborative and Preventive Peacemaker, Reinventing the Practice of Law, In Herrera, Innovations in the Practice of Law
    ABA (2014)
  • Beyond Mediation Toward Peacemaking
    Association for Conflict Resolution Magazine (Fall, 2014)
  • Unbundling in 2014: Recommendations for the Courts
    ABA Judge’s Journal (Winter, 2014)
  • Using Mediation Stories to Improve the Teaching of Conflict Resolution
    34 Cardozo Law Review 2455 (2013)
  • Confidential Mini Child-custody Evaluations: Another ADR Option
    45 Family Law Quarterly 119 (2011)
  • Disputant Autonomy and Power Imbalance (with Bill Eddy)
    Waldman, Legal Ethics (2011)
  • Lawyer as Peacemaker: Ethical and Innovative Practice Roles
    43 Family Law Quarterly 489 (2009)
  • The Path of the Peacemaker: A Mediator's Guide to Peacemaking
    5(1) ACResolution Magazine 8-11 (2006)
  • Institutionalization of Mediation
    42 Family Court Review 292 (2004)
  • Peacemaking Can Be Your Day Job
    24(1/2) SPIDR Newsletter 1 (2000)
  • Recent Developments in Mediation
    LACBA News and Review of Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section 16-18 (Summer 1998b)
  • Written Mediation Agreements and Settlement Stipulations
    DRS Newsletter (LA County Bar) 7-8 (Fall 1998c)
  • Our Own Communication Is Important Too (with J. Kichaven)
    Southern California Mediation Association News 4 (Nov. 1997)
  • Eleven Questions Most Commonly Asked About Mediation
    17(9) Fair Share: The Matrimonial Law Monthly 5-7 (1997)
  • Mediation in Divorce Cases: Two Views (with P. Gangel-Jacob)
    Trial Magazine 43-44 (Aug. 1997)
  • Preventing Future Conflict Through Legal Wellness Check-Ups
    Preventive Law Reporter 12-15 (Fall 1996)
  • Preventive Mediation in Blended Families
    3(1) Dispute Resolution Magazine 16 (1996). American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section.
  • The Client Library: Law Firm's Preventive Law Classroom
    Preventive Law Reporter (Fall 1995)
  • Coaching the Pro Se Litigant
    American Bar Association Complete Lawyer 1-8 (Winter, 1995)
  • Client Centered Consultation and ADR (with R.S. Redmount)
    International Legal Practitioner 28-34 (Mar. 1995)
  • Louis M. Brown: His Work in Preventive Law Receives Long Awaited Recognition
    Preventive Law Reporter 30-31 (June 1994)
  • The Case for a National Legal Health Strategy (with T.H. Gonser)
    Preventive Law Reporter 31-32 (Summer 1993)
  • Mediation and Prevention of Business Disputes
    Beverly Hills Bar Journal 105-008 (Summer 1993)
  • Mediation Makes Sense: How to Prevent an International Crisis
    ABA Family Advocate 44-45 (Spring 1993)
  • Lou Brown: Preventive Law and World Harmony
    Preventive Law Reporter 2-3 (Dec. 1991)
  • The Violent Family: Psychological Dynamics and Their Effect on the Lawyer-Client Relationship (with N. Kaser-Boyd)
    Family Law News 17, 28 (1991)
  • Preventive Planning in the Resolution of Dispute
    64 Denver Law Review 441-42 (1988)
  • The Option of Private Family Law Mediation (with S.E. Wasserstrom)
    Beverly Hills Bar Journal 118-22 (Spring 1987)
  • The Role of the Therapist in the Co-Mediation of Divorce: An Exploration by a Lawyer-Therapist Team (with B. Biggs)
    9 Journal of Divorce 27 (1985)
  • Introduction of Special Issue on Client Counseling
    18 Creighton Law Review 1329 (1985)
  • Unbundling Legal Services: What Lawyers Should Know before They Make Their Move
    Hennepin Lawyer Vol. 66, Issue 12, pp. 12-15 (August 1997)

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© Forrest S. Mosten

Certified Family Law Specialist
Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California