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    New Mediation Webinar Series #6 of 6 -- Evaluative Mediation: Methods, Risks, Ethics, and Rewards

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     In this webinar, a panel of experienced mediators will provide their views on evaluative mediation. They will engage listeners in an analysis of how different retired judge mediators and attorney mediators with subject matter expertise engage in evaluative mediations, the distinction between purely facilitative and evaluative methods, situations in which evaluative mediation is useful, how mediators offer an evaluation, the timing of when a mediator expresses an evaluation of the case, ethical issues to watch out for in evaluative mediation, the risks inherent in offering case evaluations, and the rewards of helping parties evaluate the benefits of settlement rather than litigation.
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    When Neutrality, Confidentiality and Ethics Collide: Guidance for Mediators

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    Evaluative Mediation: Methods, Risks, Ethics, and Rewards

     

     

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    Mar 13, 2019

    2019-03-13T13:00:00-04:00 2019-03-13T14:15:00-04:00 New Mediation Webinar Series #6 of 6 -- Evaluative Mediation: Methods, Risks, Ethics, and Rewards  In this webinar, a panel of experienced mediators will provide their views on evaluative mediation. They will engage listeners in an analysis of how different retired judge mediators and attorney mediators with subject matter expertise engage in evaluative mediations, the distinction between purely facilitative and evaluative methods, situations in which evaluative mediation is useful, how mediators offer an evaluation, the timing of when a mediator expresses an evaluation of the case, ethical issues to watch out for in evaluative mediation, the risks inherent in offering case evaluations, and the rewards of helping parties evaluate the benefits of settlement rather than litigation.

    Speakers

    Robert Mann


    Robert S. Mann is one of California’ most highly respected construction and real estate mediators.  He was selected as a Daily Journal “Top 50” neutral for multiple years and has been a multi-year Super Lawyer in construction and alternative dispute resolution.  He is the author of more than 50 published articles on mediation and arbitration in addition to his major technical book on construction, Defect-Free Buildings, published by McGraw Hill.  He has successfully resolved thousands of complex real estate, construction and business disputes at ADR Services, Inc.  He is noted for his extensive technical expertise in construction and his ability to resolve even the most complex and emotionally charged disputes.

     

    Michelle Rosenblatt

    ADR Services, Inc.

     

    Hon. Michelle R. Rosenblatt (Ret.) is a mediator and arbitrator on a wide range of civil disputes with ADR Services, Inc., and is known for her preparation, patience, calm approach and persistence. She retired from the bench in 2016 after 23 years of judicial service, having been appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to the Los Angeles Municipal Court in 1993 and to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1996. On the Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Rosenblatt presided over the full spectrum of civil cases. She is a frequent speaker and panelist for bar associations and continuing education programs. Judge Rosenblatt taught statewide and local judicial education throughout her career on the bench, served as co-chair of the Los Angeles Superior Court Civil Education at Lunch program, and as vice-chair of the Superior Court’s community outreach. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Rosenblatt served as a deputy district attorney for the County of Los Angeles from 1980 to 1993, where she handled over 200 jury trials, associated with the (former) general practice firm of Lowder & White, A Law Corporation from 1978 – 1980, and an associate in the Law Office of Richard G. Sherman (deceased) from 1977 – 1978. Judge Rosenblatt was awarded Judge of the Year by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association in 2007 and received the Pearl F. Vogel President’s Award from the Valley Community Legal Foundation in 2016.

     

     

     

    Jacqueline Connor

    Los Angeles Superior Court

    Following ten years as a prosecutor prior to her 1986 appointment to the Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Connor tried hundreds of jury trials as a trial lawyer, presided over hundreds more, and was recognized as a national expert on jury reform. Completing 25 years on the bench, she is committed to her work as a mediator/arbitrator for ADR Services. She uses her experience and expat upbringing, having grown up outside the United States, to craft creative solutions and assist in realistic assessments of risks and rewards. Named Judge of the Year from multiple organizations and designated as a top Mediator, she intimately knows the costs of litigation and the risks particularly unique to our digitally connected world.

     

     

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    Judge Jacqueline Connor is a full time mediator and arbitrator with extensive experience settling disputes. Before her appointment to the bench by Governor Deukmejian, she tried hundreds of jury trials. Retiring  in 2012 after 25 years on the bench, having presided over trials ranging from death penalties to construction defect to medical malpractice, she has been recognized as a national leader in jury innovations. An expert in the courtroom, she has been able to use her experience to craft creative solutions and assist in realistic assessments of risks, benefits and disadvantages of trial. She is committed to keeping people out of court. Humbled by having been named Judge of the Year from multiple organizations, named one of the top 100 lawyers in the state, and designated one of California’s Top 50 Mediator Rising Stars in 2013, Judge Connor knows well the risks and costs of litigation, financially and personally. With court budget restrictions, the ability to reserve control, restore relationships, avoid costly appellate and post-trial proceedings and achieve certainty, is priceless. She strongly believes that mediation is the best and last place where parties have control, the only place where creative solutions solve both legal disputes and the underlying issues that no jury or judge can address.

     Judge Connor knows that getting to the numbers is not always what makes the difference. Working closely with lawyers and their clients, they, as a team, have been able to attack core issues efficiently and thoroughly, reaching win-win results.

     Fluent in Japanese and having been raised outside of the United States, she brings added dimensions to the art of mediation.

     

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