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Jessica Notini

Adjunct Professor of Law


Jessica Notini is a full-time mediator, trainer, negotiation coach and facilitator practicing in California and internationally. As a trainer, she has developed and led many workshops for both private entities and public institutions in the areas of leadership & influencing, teambuilding, communication skills, negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution. She has adapted these courses to the needs of a wide variety of professionals including project managers, division leaders, human resources personnel, judges, attorneys and administrators.

Ms. Notini is an Adjunct Professor teaching negotiation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution to both law and business students at Stanford Law School, Boalt School of Law, Hastings College of the Law, University of San Francisco Law School, SFSU Executive Business Management Program and Mills College MBA Program. A fluent Spanish speaker, she has also provided negotiation and mediation training in Spain, Peru, Ecuador and Mexico, she has served as a consultant to the Congress of Peru regarding the development of mediation legislation, and has presented as a keynote speaker in a variety of conferences and congresses.

As a facilitator, Ms. Notini assists public and private entities seeking to organize work on complex and controversial projects, develop clear missions, resolve budgetary issues and improve teamwork. In her mediation practice, Ms. Notini focuses primarily on the areas of probate & estate, employment discrimination and business disputes. She is a member of numerous court, national, governmental and community Alternative Dispute Resolution panels.

Ms. Notini is a leader in the field of alternative dispute resolution in California. She served for three years as President of the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California (formerly NCMA) and served on the Board of Directors for the Mediation Society of San Francisco. She is past Chair of the California State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and belongs to a number of bar associations and other local and national professional organizations. Prior to her work in alternative dispute resolution, Ms. Notini practiced environmental law. 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.


  • University of Michigan
    J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif