3-Day Commercial Mediation Training

Co-Sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association, Fordham University School of Law, and the Fordham University ADR & Conflict Resolution Program.

March 17-19, 2020

Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

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$795 for Dispute Resolution Section Members and Fordham Alumni
$845 for NYSBA Members
$945 for Non-NYSBA Members
Includes continental breakfast, lunch, coffee, and electronic online program materials. 
*Hard copies of materials can be purchased for $25.

CLE Credits:
Earn up to 24 credit hours: 6.0 MCLE Credits in Areas of Professional Practice, 12.5 in Skills, 4.0 in Ethics, and 1.5 in Law Practice Management. This program is transitional and therefore suitable for newly admitted attorneys.

This three-day course will present a thorough examination of mediation principles and techniques. The program faculty will analyze the structure of a typical mediation, highlight ethical issues that may rise in mediation, and explore solutions for generating movement and overcoming impasse.

The program faculty will explore the differences between facilitative and evaluative or directive approaches in mediation, both from a practical and from an ethical perspective, and will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these styles. The instructors will focus on experiential learning through role plays and dialogue to help prepare you for the real world of commercial mediation.

Topics & Skills Presented by: Simeon H. Baum, Esq., litigator, mediator & President, Resolve Mediation Services, Inc. (www.mediators.com) and Stephen A. Hochman, Esq., mediator & arbitrator
• Cultivating ideal Mediator orientation, attitude & awareness
• Effective Preparation
• Effective Communication
• Deep Listening Skills
• Effective Openings
• Maximizing Opportunities in Joint Session
• Wise Caucusing
• Power Risk Analysis – art, timing & tact in engaging in evaluative processes
• Impasse Breaking
• Coming to Closure
• Theoretical tools to Grasp the underlying Negotiation
• Mediation Ethics

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For additional information contact Lara Nowicki, Section Liaison, at 518-487-5669 or by email at  [email protected]

Tuition Assistance: Any New York attorney who has a genuine financial hardship may apply for tuition assistance for a CLE program.