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

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Learn the latest on Effectively Resolving 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 Resolving Cases in Mediation CLE
90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Includes Online Access to complete Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.

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 have a deep understanding of the mediation process and be fluent in the cutting-edge techniques to resolve cases through alternative dispute resolution. Mediators, as well, must understand the rich possibilities of the mediation process and be adept in and familiar with the broad range of resolution tools and skills. 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 two of the nation's most prominent mediators, neutrals, arbitrators, and litigators – Simeon H. Baum ( and Jay G. Safer of Locke Lord – who will share their insights 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 recording & podcast.


1. Agenda:

a. Effectively Understanding & Making Best Use of Mediation & The Mediator’s Role

b. Mediation as Facilitated Negotiation – Negotiation Theory & Skills

c. Effectively Preparing Clients for Mediation

d. Steps to Take in Pre-Mediation

e. Best Strategies on Obtaining and Disclosing Information in the ADR Setting

f. Tools for the Successful Opening Statement

g. Effective Negotiation Techniques

h. Establishing Settlement Range & Strategy

i. Avoiding Mediation Pitfalls

j. Determining When to Settle or Go to Trial

k. Securing an Enforceable Settlement Agreement

l. Provisions to Make Agreement Enforceable

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

n. Mediation Confidentiality, Privileges & Exceptions

4. Recorded Question & Answer Session with the Experts

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Simeon H. Baum is the President of Resolve Mediation Services, Inc. ( and has successfully mediated over 1,000 disputes. A litigator since 1982, he has over two decades of experience 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. For a decade, Mr. Baum has been listed as one of his state's “Best Lawyers” and "SuperLawyers" for Alternative Dispute Resolution. He was also named Best Lawyers’ "Lawyer of the Year" for ADR in New York for 2011 and 2014. He has played leadership roles in national, state, and local bar associations relating to ADR, including serving as founding Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section. He has served as a neutral for federal, state, and bankruptcy courts, 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, trainers, and scholars on ADR. He serves as an Adj. Professor of Law, teaching Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, and the Processes of Dispute Resolution.

2. Jay G. Safer is a Partner at Locke Lord, where has experience handling complex litigation and arbitration in the United States and abroad. Mr. Safer represents clients in matters concerning contracts, antitrust, securities, RICO, qui tam, international litigation and arbitration, including application of New York Convention and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, insurance, construction, real estate, employment, media, product liability, health care, professional ethics, financial, constitutional and regulatory issues. He also counsels clients on commercial matters, including protection and preventive measures, creation of risk litigation plans, e-signature, e-discovery and e-readiness, and pre-litigation analysis. Mr. Safer has been appointed by numerous members of the judiciary to advise on matters ranging from commercial matters to the planning committee of the judicial conference of an entire U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He is the Past Chair of the 2,000 member Federal & Commercial Litigation Section of his state bar association and is the Co-Chair of its Federal Judiciary Committee. Mr. Safer has spoken widely on civil litigation issues and litigation skills, including cross examination for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, professional ethics, and e-discovery. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, judges, 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 on-demand seminar & podcast for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending & approved jurisdictions:

Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits

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

Illinois - 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)***

Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Missouri Bar for 1.8 MCLE Credits

Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

New Hampshire 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

Ohio - Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

South Carolina - Supreme Court of South Carolina for 1.5 MCLE 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

Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE 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.

**** The New Hampshire does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Continuing Legal Education requirement. Pursuant to NH Supreme Court Rule 53, this activity may be counted for up to 1.5 CLE hours.

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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