The Successful Road to Settlement: The Intersect of Mediation and Judicial Settlement Conferences
12 PM GMT
This far-ranging discussion will include consideration of best practices in settlement conferences, making opening statements, preparation for mediation and settlement conferences, breaking impasse and effective tools for attorneys to use while advocating for their client in mediation and settlement conferences. The program will address the timing for settlement conferences and mediations and which procedure most effectively done first? The panelists will discuss judicial discretion in regard to ADR, attorney frustration with effective and ineffective neutrals, and what the participants should do at the end of a mediation. The panelists include a sitting judge and former federal magistrate judge, practicing attorneys, and experienced neutrals.
Presenters: Myra Selby (moderator), Morton Denlow, Annette Berry, Robert Simpson
Mort Denlow is a JAMS (Chicago) mediator who previously handled hundreds of settlement conferences as a federal magistrate judge; Annette Berry is a Wayne County, MI. trial judge who regularly conducts settlement conferences; Myra Selby is partner at Ice Miller (Indianapolis) who handles commercial mediations and was formerly an associate justice of the Indiana Supreme Court; Robert Simpson is a litigation partner at Shipman & Goodwin (Hartford, Conn.) who has been an advocate in scores of mediations and settlement conferences.
**This program has not been NOT accredited for MCLE. However, attendees do have the option to apply directly to the licensing body in their own state for CLE credit.