Effective Mediation Advocacy: Skills and Strategies for Litigators
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
For New York Attorneys: Newly admitted attorneys (those admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) may participate in Skills CLE courses in live, nontraditional formats, where questions are allowed during the program (through January 31, 2020 per recent guidance of the CLE Board – for more information, click here).
$149 for Members | $249 for Nonmembers
Small Law Firm: $79 for Members
Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2018-2020), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.
New York: 2.0 Skills
New Jersey: 2.2 General
California: 2.0 General
Pennsylvania: 1.5 General
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys
This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys
This seminar will teach you how to effectively represent your clients at mediation. Litigators who come to a mediation with the primary goal of convincing their adversary, or the mediator, that their client is “right” tend to miss many of the opportunities mediation presents. Effective advocacy in mediation requires much more than persuasive legal argument. It requires an understanding of the objectives of mediation, familiarity with the mediation process, and well-honed negotiation skills. In this course, litigators will learn the “inside” view, from the perspective of a mediator and ex-litigator, about how to be an effective advocate at each stage of the mediation process. The topics you will explore include: the decision whether and when to mediate; selecting a mediator (e.g., mediator style; background); approaching pre-mediation calls with the mediator; the opportunities and pitfalls of the “joint session”; deploying negotiation skills at the bargaining table; working productively with the mediator; ethical dilemmas in mediation; and the importance of “follow-up” when the parties are unable reach a settlement at the mediation session.
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Marc Isserles, Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS
Sponsoring Association Committee:
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Charles M. Newman, Chair