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Effectively Using Mediation & ADR CLE -- 24/7 On-demand Recording & Complimentary Podcast

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Learn the latest on Effectively Using Mediation & ADR CLE 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 Using Mediation & ADR to Settle Claims Live 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.


Alternative Dispute Resolution has rapidly increased in recent years as litigants on both sides realize the transparency, ease and economic savings that mediation, arbitration, & other ADR offers to advocates and their clients. The rising popularity of ADR can also be explained by the rapid increase of caseloads of courts, the sense that it is less costly than standard litigation, a preference for confidentiality, and the desire of many parties and their attorneys to play a greater role in selecting the individual or individuals who will resolve their disputes. Three nationally distinguished panelists will discuss the most effective strategies and techniques for attendees to follow to successfully settle claims in ADR and build a reputation. Registration includes access to course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the numerous topics and techniques discussed in the seminar.


1. Effectively Using Mediation:

a. Benefits derived from Mediation

b. Best Practices with Varying Mediator Styles

c. Mediator Functions & Roles

d. Understanding the Mediation Process

e. What Types of Cases are Suited for Mediation?

f. Successful Pre-Mediation Techniques

2. Successful Arbitration Practices:

a. Arbitration vs. Mediation vs. Litigation

b. Cutting-edge Practices with Arbitration Clauses

c. Effectively Considering Waiver of Appeals

d. Setting the Forum of Arbitration

e. Winning Arbitration Strategies

3. Avoiding ADR Pitfalls:

a. Considering Rights to Appeal

b. What Not to Do in an ADR Setting

c. Preservation of Error

d. Settlement Authority & Caps

e. Opening Statements, Style & Strategies

f. How Much Information Should Be Shared with the Other Party in the ADR Setting?

4. Recorded Question & Answer Session

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Charles B. Craver is the Freda H. Alverson Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School, where he regularly teaches courses on Legal Negotiating. Over the past thirty-five years, Professor Craver has made presentations on Effective Legal Negotiation and on Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures to over 90,000 individuals throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Austria, England, Turkey, and China. He formerly practiced at Morrison & Foerster, where he specialized in employment and litigation practice. He has won teaching awards at three different law schools. Professor Craver is author of Effective Legal Negotiation and Settlement (LEXIS: 7th ed. 2012), Skills and Values: Legal Negotiating (LEXIS 2nd ed. 2012), and The Intelligent Negotiator (Prima/Crown 2002), and coauthor of Legal Negotiating (Thomson/West 2007), Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Advocate’s Perspective (LEXIS: 4th ed. 2011), and Skills & Values: Alternative Dispute Resolution (LEXIS 2013). He is also author of Can Unions Survive? The Rejuvenation of the American Labor Movement (N.Y.U. Press: 1993) and coauthor of: Labor Relations Law (LEXIS: 12th ed. 2011); Employment Discrimination Law (LEXIS: 7th ed. 2011; Collective Bargaining and Labor Arbitration (Michie: 3rd ed. 1988); Labor Relations Law in the Public Sector (Michie: 4th ed. 1991), Employment Law Treatise (West: 2 vol; 4th ed.. 2009), Employment Law Hornbook (West: 4th ed. 2010), and Human Resources and the Law (B.N.A.: 1994). He has published numerous law review articles pertaining to various aspects of dispute resolution and employment law.

2. Lisa Bench Nieuwveld practices at Conway & Partners, where she focuses on ADR & international commercial arbitration. She has worked on disputes involving contracts, joint ventures, construction and other commercial matters, under the rules of such arbitral institutions as the ICC, WIPO, NAI, and ICDR. She has handled numerous matters pertaining to foreign judgment and international arbitration award recognitions. Ms. Nieuwveld is an adjunct professor at Florida State University College of Law, teaching International Arbitration. She also sits as an arbitrator, is listed with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre on its Panel of Arbitrators, on the Vienna International Arbitration Centre's List of Practitioners and the World Intellectual Property Organization List of Arbitrators. Ms. Nieuwveld's publications include a recently published book entitled Third Party Funding in International Arbitration, co-authored, as well as numerous articles on international dispute resolution.

3. Andrew Ness is a Partner at Jones Day, where he assists owners and contractors with troubled projects, solving complex construction and design-related problems without need for formal dispute resolution whenever practicable. In litigated matters, he has served as lead counsel on a wide variety of large construction disputes that were resolved in federal and state courts and via domestic and international arbitrations. Andy also has extensive experience in resolving disputes through the use of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques, and he has drafted and negotiated design, EPC, and construction contracts for a wide range of major projects around the world. Additionally, Mr. Ness has extensive experience with U.S. government projects and contracting issues, including projects involving energy, industrial processes, institutional clients, commercial applications, and building projects across the United States and numerous other countries in Europe, South America, Asia, and the Middle East. He has been recognized individually by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America since each publication commenced coverage of construction law and was named by Best Lawyers in 2012 as "Lawyer of the Year" in his geographic area. Mr. Ness holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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:

1. Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *

2. Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits

3. Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**

4. State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits

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

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

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

8. Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits

9. Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

10. Idaho State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

11. Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

12. Maryland (CLE credits are not required)**

13. Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**

14. Michigan (CLE credits are not required)**

15. Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

16. Nebraska Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

17. Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

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

19. New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

20. New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

21. Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE credits

22. South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)**

23. Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

24. Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits

25. 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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