THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
8:00 amRegistration And Continental Breakfast
9:00 amWelcome And Introductions
John R. Phillips, 2012-2013 Section Chair
Hon. Bruce E. Meyerson, Institute Chair
9:15 amPreparing For Mediation
Mediators, corporate counsel, and litigators reveal preparation techniques that maximize opportunities for favorable settlements.
In-House Counsel: Colleen A. Hankins
Outside Counsel: Harry S. Miller
10:30 amSmall Group Discussions on Preparing for Mediation
Become immersed in an in-depth discussion about issues such as written submissions, process design, managing client expectations, administrative details, and pre-mediation conferencing.
Developing and Marketing a Dispute Resolution Practice
1:30 pmThe Joint Opening Session in Mediation
Learn how mediators work to create a problem-solving environment in the first hour of a mediation, and how advocates use that time to set expectation levels.
In-House Counsel: Duncan Ross MacKay
Outside Counsel: Maureen Mulligan
2:45 pmSmall Group Discussions on the Joint Opening Session
Find out how the opening is used by mediators and advocates to set the stage for a successful outcome and explore the strategies on whether or not to make opening statements, and if so, by whom.
4:15 pmOpen Forum: Common Ethical Issues Faced by Mediators and Advocates
Faculty members will share advice on how to recognize and solve potential ethical issues in the mediation process.
Hon. Bruce E. Meyerson
6:00 pmWelcome Reception with Faculty
The faculty will be available to informally discuss questions raised from the first day’s presentations. This social hour is a unique opportunity to take advantage of their many years of experience in the field of dispute resolution.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
8:00 amContinental Breakfast
8:30 amNegotiating in the Caucus Stage of Mediation
Learn how skilled mediators and advocates use the private caucus to probe for information, develop options, refine interests, and conduct reality testing.
In-House Counsel: Jamison J. Barr
Outside Counsel: Jody L. Newman
9:45 amSmall Group Discussions on Negotiating in the Caucus Stage
Examine and explore the techniques expert mediators and advocates use during a private caucus to move toward resolution.
11:30 amBreaking Impasse in Mediation
Skilled mediators will share tips on avoiding and addressing impasse. Advocates will describe when to “hold’em or fold’em” at the mediation table.
In-House Counsel: N. Nancy Ghabai
Outside Counsel: Lisa Arrowood
Keynote: Michael Wheeler
- Why negotiation and mediation can’t be scripted
- The importance of flexible strategy and nimble tactics
- The powerful lessons that can be learned from jazz, improv theater, team sports, psychotherapy and even warfare
2:00 pmSmall Group Discussions on Breaking Impasse
Participate in a highly focused examination of the factors causing impasse, and how mediators and advocates use patience and creativity to get the job done.
3:30 pmOpen Forum: Putting It All Together
Participate with the faculty in a wide-ranging discussion intended to answer any remaining questions you may have.Moderator: Hon. Bruce E. Meyerson