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Effectively Settling Cases in Mediation CLE 24/7 On-demand Recording & Complimentary Podcast

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Learn the latest on Effectively Settling Cases in Mediation with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to complete course & reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ALMOST ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD. ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE.

Effectively Settling Cases in Mediation CLE
Includes Online Access to Complete Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.

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Register for CLE & MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.


Nearly 97% of all cases settle before ever being adjudicated by a judge or jury. Successful trial attorneys, defense counsel, and in-house lawyers must be fluent in the cutting-edge techniques to settle cases through alternative dispute resolution. At the same time, mediators must understand the most effective tools to resolve conflicts in the quickest and most effective means. From the underlying substantive law to practical aspects, this seminar will cover the latest developments, most useful practices, and strategies related to picking a mediator, preparing your client for mediation, exhibits, mediation privileges & exceptions, documentation, releases, dealing with cooperative negotiation, effective communication, winning mediation tools, and what mediation practices to avoid. The faculty features four of the nation's most prominent mediators, neutrals, arbitrators, and litigators, who will share their insight on winning skills to guide clients through mediation and become successful mediators. Registration includes access to course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the numerous topics and techniques discussed in the convenient, 24/7 on-demand seminar.

1. Agenda:

a. Effectively Preparing Clients for Mediation

b. Steps to Take in Pre-Mediation

c. Effective Negotiation Techniques

d. Determining When to Settle or Go to Trial

e. Best Strategies on Obtaining Information in the ADR Setting

f. Tools for the Successful Opening Statement

g. Establishing Settlement Range & Strategy

h. Avoiding Mediation Pitfalls

i. Securing an Enforceable Settlement Agreement

j. Provisions to Make Agreement Enforceable

k. Releases, Exhibits & Documentation: What You Need to Know

l. Mediation Privileges & Exceptions

2. Recorded Question & Answer Session

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Simeon H. Baum is the President of Resolve Mediation Services, Inc. and has successfully mediated over 900 disputes. He has over two decades of experience in serving as a neutral in dispute resolution, assuming the roles of mediator, neutral evaluator and arbitrator in a variety of cases, including the highly publicized mediation of the Studio Daniel Libeskind-Silverstein Properties dispute over architectural fees relating to the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, and Trump’s $ 1 billion suit over the West Side Hudson River development. Mr. Baum has been selected by a prominent magazine as one of his state's “Best Lawyers” and listed as a SuperLawyer for Alternative Dispute Resolution. He was also recently named "Lawyer of the Year" for ADR by a well-known publication. He has served as a neutral for federal, state, bankruptcy, and appellate courts across the country, as well as for the New York Stock Exchange; National Association of Securities Dealers; the U.S. Postal Service, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, among others. Mr. Baum is one of the most well regarded lecturers, authors, and scholars on ADR. He serves as an Adj. Professor of Law, teaching Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, and the Processes of Dispute Resolution.

2. Heather K. Kelly practices at Gordon Rees, where she focuses on mediation, commercial disputes, professional liability, employment matters and appellate litigation. She has defended dozens of lawyers and law firms in discipline and legal malpractice matters. Ms. Kelly has extensive experience working on a wide variety of dispositive motions in both state and federal court, where she has helped obtain successful results for her clients through motions practice, at trial and on appeal. In addition to her experience in jury trials, Ms. Kelly argued before her state's appellate courts, where she assisted in making law favorable to the defense of professional liability claims. Ms. Kelly has successfully defended clients against Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and Fair Housing Act claims. She also advises clients on numerous labor and employment issues, including employment policies, compliance with wage and hour laws, settlement offers and mediation. She began her career as a federal law clerk.

3. Patrick R. Burns is a Partner at Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P., where he focuses his practice on dispute resolution, business and employment law and civil litigation. Mr. Burns' litigation experience includes handling criminal defense, business, consumer, commercial, contract, franchise and employment matters in state, military and federal courts and in arbitration. He has received multiple awards for excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution. He chaired his state bar association's Alternative Dispute Resolution section and was Vice President of the local office of the American Arbitration Association. He also served on active duty as an officer and trial lawyer in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. Mr. Burns is an Adj. Professor of Law. He has presented numerous lectures on mediation and arbitration.

4. Lisa Amato is a Partner at Wyse Kadish LLP, where she focuses her practice on mediation in the context of employment, commercial, and probate/elder disputes. She serves on the mediation roster of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as well as that of federal and local courts. Ms. Amato also maintains an active legal practice primarily focused in employment law and commercial litigation, and representing business owners and individuals in business and commercial disputes. She has mediated well over 100 cases, and has completed over one hundred fifty hours of advanced mediation education and training. Ms. Amato is a highly sought-after lecturer and author on mediation.

Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals.

You will receive access to recording, podcast, course & reference material, and information related to CLE/MCLE credit as soon as you register with a credit card or when your check is processed.

CLE ACCREDITATION: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals. Attend this convenient, 24/7 on-demand seminar for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending & approved jurisdictions:

Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *

Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**

State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits

Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits

Connecticut (CLE credits are not required, but are encouraged)**

District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***

Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits

Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Hawaii State Board of CLE for 1.5 CLE credit

Idaho State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Supreme Court of Illinois for 1.5 MCLE Credits

Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits

Maryland (CLE credits are not required)**

Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**

Michigan (CLE credits are not required)**

Missouri Bar for 1.8 MCLE Credits

Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)

New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)**

Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits

Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Additional States - call customer service at (888) 626-3462

* Members of the Alaska Bar Association may report 1.5 CLE credits for participating in this course as it has been approved by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions for 1.5 CLE credits.

** The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

*** States that do not require CLE are indicated above. Rossdale does not apply for CLE in these states as CLE credit is not required. For additional questions, please call 888-626-3462.


You will receive an on-demand download of the seminar, accompanying materials, and information to report the CLE credits as soon as you register with a credit card or when we process your check.


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