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After working as a mediator and attorney for a number of years, Jane Beddall founded Dovetail Resolutions, LLC to provide mediation services to help parties in conflict reach resolutions tailored to their interests.

Professional Education

B.A., Economics, Trinity College (Hartford), 1979

M.A., Public Policy Analysis, University of Pennsylvania, 1984 (concentration in conflict resolution)

J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1984

Over 160 hours in mediation, arbitration, and facilitation training, since 1987, as well as numerous continuing legal education programs.

Her mediation training has covered the basics, community mediation, mediation of employment disputes (through the Institute for Labor Relations Cornell University Institute for Labor Relations/Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution), transformative mediation (through the United States Postal Service REDRESS program) and elder mediation.


Admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Professional experience

In addition to practicing law and mediation, Ms. Beddall has worked as a law clerk to a Pennsylvania state appellate judge, for a municipality, and for a not-for-profit economic development organization focused on supporting small businesses.

She has taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Connecticut School of Law (Moot Court) and the University of New Haven (Evidence).

Ms. Beddall is of counsel to Delaney & Triplett, P.C., a Wallingford, CT law firm.

Pro bono and volunteer work

In 2007, Ms. Beddall was appointed by the Connecticut Bar Association President to the CBA’s Resolution of Legal Fee Disputes Committee.

Ms. Beddall has served as a volunteer mediator for Community Mediation, Inc., a community-based mediation program serving Greater New Haven for a number of years. She has also served as a VISTA volunteer and as a board member of a private foundation, a social service agency, and a municipal authority.


Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), the international association of dispute resolution professionals

ACR New England Chapter (NE-ACR)

Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), Executive Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section; member of Elder Law Section and Estates and Probate Section

As part of her work on the Executive Committee, Ms. Beddall maintains a listing of informative Dispute Resolution web sites on the Section’s page on the CBA web site, accessible by the public. www.ctbar.org

Bridgeport Regional Business Council

Central Connecticut Women’s Forum

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

Hamden Chamber of Commerce

MERG, Connecticut’s Microenterprise Resource Group

New Haven County Bar Association

Women’s Business Development Center, based in Fairfield County


Posted in Dovetail News, Thursday, May 8th, 2008

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