Certification Credits: 3.0 Business Litigation and 3.0 Civil Trial
This three-part webinar is an in depth discussion of every aspect of the mediation process from planning, client communication, attendance and participation rules, ethical conflicts, opening session, caucus tactics, mediation strategy, negotiation tools, confidentiality issues, and enforcement of settlement agreements. The program is designed for both experienced litigators as well as risk managers and claim professionals who regularly participate in mediation. Participants will hear from a mediator and two experienced litigators with diverse practices and mediation experiences. Attendees may choose to attend one, two or three sections each one hour in length.
Part 1 covers important and thought-provoking information on the challenges lawyers face during the pandemic and special concerns with virtual mediation during the pandemic. This section promotes better mediation advocacy by debunking mediation myths, discusses current rules, and how litigation practice habits are at odds with mediation theory. Part One is a candid discussion of how best to prepare for mediation, common misconceptions, attendance criteria and rules, mediator selection, special challenges in multi-party litigation, and the importance of timing in mediation.
Part 2 further expands upon the best practices for mediation and offers suggestions for changes in current practice habits. This section discusses how to draft compelling written submittals to the other side, and client preparations. This section explains preparation in a contingency fee case, in an hourly rate commercial case, in bankruptcy, and best practices for an attorney representing an insured defendant and liability carrier.
Part 3 discusses how lawyers may become better mediation advocates, ethical problems and managing conflicts, opening statements, mediator techniques used to bridge the gap, and issues related to drafting durable settlement agreements including confidentiality and enforcement.
The Honorable Heather L. Higbee and The Honorable Diana M. Tennis will discuss emergency and temporary relief from child support and time sharing orders, including relief requested due to COVID and other exigent circumstances, as well the COVID-related emergency temporary administrative orders.
The crisis has brought about rapidly changing legislation on the federal, state and local level, in addition to information overload on the topics of employment practices, bankruptcy, and resources for solo and small firms. We provide you with the need-to-know information to make the most informed decisions for the success of your law practice.
· The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (pending legislation)
· Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Expanded FMLA and Emergency Paid Leave Laws)
· The Small Business Reorganization Act
· Federal, State and Local Resources for Businesses
Please note the CLE number mentioned in the Webinar is not accurate. Upon purchase you will receive an email with the correct number. Please allow 1-2 business days for this email. If you do not receive this email, please contact Carolyn.