representation in COMMERCIAL mediation


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Monday May 20, 2019

Mediation is an increasingly important resolution tool, which requires particular skills distinct from litigation advocacy. To get the most out of the mediation process, you and your client must be prepared and equipped to engage most effectively. We will cover:

  • Preparation strategies;

  • Optimal mediator selection;

  • Considerations about whether to caucus and how to gain from joint sessions;

  • Gathering information necessary for decision making;

  • Starting, conducting and closing the bargaining process;

  • Overcoming impasse; and

  • Techniques for most effectively working with mediators of varying styles

Workshop faculty Peter Benner

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