A lot of lawyers think that they really know about mediation. But mediation is not arbitration, it’s not an early case evaluation and it’s not just a settlement conference. It’s a voluntary process where the parties control the outcome and have the ability to be creative and craft solutions that no judgment or verdict could ever provide.
The Mediator: The Neutral Facilitator
Mediation is a setting in which parties and their counsel meet with a neutral facilitator – usually a lawyer or retired judge – in a good-faith effort to resolve the dispute at hand.
In this CLE course, Jill Switzer presents a number of practical points about what to expect at mediation and how you can get the best result for your clients. Jill will mainly discuss the key principles of mediation, why you should mediate, preparing for the mediation, mediation day, the resolution and after the mediation. To access the course please click here: How to Succeed in Mediation by Really Trying.
Further subjects addressed:
- The neutral facilitator
- A willingness to resolve the dispute
- Getting to mediation
- Choosing the correct mediator
- Understanding the mediator’s style
- Managing client expectations
- Mediation briefs
- Pre-mediation calls, sizing up the opposition
- What happens if the case doesn’t settle
- The state of confidentiality
What sets Jill Switzer apart as a mediator is her years of in-house experience and her knowledge and understanding of the various forces that drive corporate clients to resolve matters. She has 40 years of experience as a lawyer and she has mediated scores of cases as an advocate and found it to be a better and much more cost-effective way to resolve disputes quickly and efficiently on behalf of her corporate client.
This CLE course is offered in the following states:
- Alaska (AK)
- Arizona (AZ)
- California (CA)
- Connecticut (CT)
- District of Columbia (DC)
- Illinois (IL)
- Maryland (MD)
- Massachusetts (MA)
- Michigan (MI)
- Missouri (MO)
- New Hampshire (NH)
- New Jersey (NJ)
- New York (NY)
- North Dakota (ND)
- Pennsylvania (PA)
- South Dakota (SD)
Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.