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Effective Mediation Advocacy: Key Skills for Lawyers at the Bargaining Table

Effective Mediation Advocacy: Key Skills for Lawyers at the Bargaining Table

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Effective Mediation Advocacy: Key Skills for Lawyers at the Bargaining Table

This program is sponsored by the Subcommittee on Mediation Advocacy for Practitioners of the Dispute Resolution Section. 

A three-part webinar CLE series providing practical strategies and techniques for successful client advocacy in mediation. A faculty of experienced lawyer-mediators will share their insights and offer practice tips for effective mediation, demonstrating the lawyering skills that are most likely to obtain better client outcomes but differ from what work in trial advocacy. The program is intended for litigation attorneys who are both new to and experienced with mediation as a dispute-resolution process. The entire series will be available as a bundle once the recordings are ready.

SPECIAL FEATURE: An optional live non-CLE breakout session is scheduled following the Day 3 session for attendees to collaborate in small groups with an experienced mediator addressing specific practice area issue.  Attendees of any session will be able to participate and to designate the area of law that most interests them.

Part Two of a Three-Part Series:

Part One: Preparing for Mediation: Your Clients and Yourself (Thursday, April 29, 2021)
Part Two: Effective Mediation Advocacy – Key Skills for Lawyers at the Bargaining Table (Thursday, May 6, 2021)
Part Three: Closing the Deal – Overcoming Apparent Impasses in a Mediation (Thursday, May 20, 2021)
If you missed any portions of this series, they will be available as a recording.

This session will address the roles of the lawyer, client, and mediator at the mediation and how attorneys can help shift the focus of mediation from posturing over positions to the development of outcomes that serve the interests of all parties.  Examples will be provided of ways for lawyers to facilitate a productive dispute resolution process even in the face of oppositional conduct of the other side and to work with the mediator to achieve outcomes more consonant with their client’s interests than continued litigation, whether and how to make initial statements at the mediation session, and ways to conduct themselves whether in joint session or caucuses.      

Start Date:
  • May 6, 2021
Start Time:
  • 8:30 AM
End Time:
  • 9:45 AM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 0.5
Skills Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.5
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0KH81
NYSBA Member Price: $50.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $150.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Dispute Resolution Section