Judge Jerome LaBarre has had a long career resolving large and complex cases. For 18 years a Circuit Court Judge in Multnomah County, until he took Senior Judge status at the end of 2017, Judge LaBarre has presided over hundreds of jury and bench trials. He mediated before, during and after his time as a Judge. As reflected in the many articles he has written on the subject Judge LaBarre has developed the expertise to move cases beyond impasse and to successful settlements. There are differences. Effective mediation involves much more than simply carrying settlement numbers back and forth.