Evaluation: A Potential Tool in Your Mediation Strategy
1 PM GMT
Join Our New Interactive Seminar
The ADR Section is trying something new – a free seminar using Zoom technology. Attendees will be able to see and talk with others from their desks, just as you would in a live ADR Section meeting. Limited to the first 24 persons to enroll, the seminar will feature discussion and roleplaying, all without leaving your home.
The topic is evaluation — How can a mediator apply evaluative techniques effectively, while still maintaining a generally facilitative approach? Professor Dwight Golann has the thoughtful, expert use of evaluation in venues ranging from Rio, Nairobi and Hong Kong to Washington, Columbus and Los Angeles. He will show you how to deal with the challenges evaluation poses, while taking advantage of its ability to assist in resolving difficult legal cases. You’ll view examples of evaluation by leading mediators, then go into breakout rooms to experiment with techniques yourself.
To participate you will need access to a laptop, tablet or computer with both a camera and microphone. You’ll be sent free, simple software that will allows you to the seminar classroom. You’ll also be asked to read in advance roleplay instructions, and be ready to actively participate in this new initiative in the ADR Section’s educational efforts.
This webinar is not for CLE credit.
About the seminar leader:
Dwight Golann is Professor of Law at Suffolk University in Boston and a leading teacher and writer on mediation. Professor Golann has successfully resolved hundreds of legal disputes and taught for federal courts, bar associations, the Department of Justice, J.A.M.S., state bar associations, and ADR centers on four continents. He is the author of texts and videos translated into several languages, including the ABA books Mediating Legal Disputes and Sharing a Mediator’s Powers. Prof. Golann is a recipient of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators’ Lifetime Achievement Award and is a Scholar in Residence at the International Academy of Mediators.
Before becoming a mediator, Professor Golann was a litigator in private practice. He served as Chief of the Government and Trial Divisions of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and tried and argued cases at every level of the American court system.