|Faculty:||Anjanette Cabrera, Maayan Deker, Brian Murphy, William P. Perkins, Caitlin Senff, Margaret L. Shaw, Esq.|
|Production Date:||March 23 2011|
In this highly innovative approach to CLE lecturing, experienced mediator Margaret Shaw and legal professionals from the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw utilize role-playing to engage in a mock mediation. The fictional case pits a successful corporation against an employee who alleges sexual discrimination in her failure to get a promotion, with the corporation, in turn, citing gross misconduct on the part of the employee as the reason behind that failure. On top of this already volatile setup, the mediation is complicated by the development of ethically questionable behavior on the part of both lawyers, with the plaintiff’s attorney opting to make use of inadvertently disclosed evidence, and the defense attorney confronted with the reality that her client has engaged in fraudulent activities. Legal Professionals from Seyfarth Shaw play the respective roles of lawyers and clients, and Partner William Perkins rounds out the dynamic troupe, moderating the discussion and intermittently pausing the mediation to focus attention on the myriad issues raised. General practice tips are also provided in the course of the discussion, adding hands-on applicability to this vastly informative program.
I. Mock Mediation: Opening Statements
II. Discussion – 1
III. Mock Mediation: Defense Caucus
IV. Discussion – 2
V. Mock Mediation: Plaintiff’s Caucus
VI. Discussion – 3
VII. Mock Mediation: Resolution
Melinda (Mount Vernon, NY)
Great program!!! Entertaining and very informative.
June H. (Brooklyn, NY)
Loved the format!!!
Lee (Carbondale, IL)
Michael (Tempe, AZ)
Alexander (East Saint Louis, IL)
Very informative, creative, and well-delivered.
Blake (Oak Park, IL)
And it was entertaining.
Kathleen (South Bend, WA)
Paul (Laguna Beach, CA)
very enjoyable reenactments
Tonya (San Marcos, CA)
The role play made it much more interesting than it otherwise would have been. Great job!
Tommy (Brooklyn, NY)
I found the mock mediation a great teaching tool and should be used more often. The interjections were well timed and informative. Well done!!
Terry (La Grange, IL)
Really enjoyed the presntation. An hour well spent.
kristian (toms river, NJ)
Unusual format, but effective
Jeffrey (Heber City, UT)
I appreciated how the presenters broke the mediation down and discussed it after specific after specific points were reached in the mediation.
Diane (Burlington, NJ)
entertaining as well as informative
Edward (Hammonton, NJ)
Practical approach and content to subject matter
NOSHEEN (Fair Lawn, NJ)
I really enjoyed this, thank you.
Robert (Chicago, IL)
The role playing and critiques were awesome. Great format
Axel (Summit, NJ)
Probably the best CLE course I have had in my career.
Jayesh (10012, NY)
Excellent program. Refreshingly original, and most importantly, informative course!
Peter (Sycamore, IL)
Bennett (New York, NY)
Gregg (massapequa park, NY)
Very well done!
Lynda (Tenafly, NJ)
Very interesting way to teach this material
Soraya (New York, NY)
I truly enjoyed the CLE; the topic was funny to hold your attention and the participants really did a great job!
Stuart (White Plains, NY)
Loved the format. Not your mundane ethics course.
Amy (Franklin, TN)
Gloria (Chicago, IL)
Loved the practical application
Irwin (Buffalo Grove, IL)
Enjoyed role playing exercise.
Christopher (Decatur, IL)
really enjoyed the format!
Suzanne (Arlington, VA)
Brian Murphy was hysterical, he really brought the point home in an entertaining way. First CLE I have ever enjoyed!
H. Michael (Willowbrook, IL)
Michael (Brandon, FL)
Ellen (Lake Ronkonkoma, NY)
Great format - very effective and interesting presentation.
David (New York, NY)
Sheila (McDaniels, KY)
Good ideas and information
idalis (Rockford, IL)
As a mediator I very much enjoyed this talk.
James (Chicago, IL)
A great program, especially for young lawyers who have not yet had much exposure to the mediation process.
Kimberly (Geneva, IL)
This was a unique and refreshing way to present material.
John (Wilmington, DE)
Well done. Entertaining.
Alice (Atlanta, GA)
Hilarious and creative
Linda (Skokie, IL)
Entertaining for what could be a "dry" area of law.
john (chicago, IL)
Mediator and moderator exceptional....Liked the 5 P's
Edward (Tampa, FL)
Ellen (Chicago, IL)
Loved the acting!
Richard (Downers Grove, IL)
The learning experience was entertaining and memorable.
elizabeth (chicago, IL)
This was an excellent introduction into mediation and the ethical challenges.
Dean (Buffalo Grove, IL)
Best one yet.
Adam (Chicago, IL)
Very informative and entertaining course
keith (Marion, IL)
Great program, funny and engaging
Thomas (Springfield, IL)
I appreciated the innovative presentation.
William J. (Chicago, IL)
The format of the seminar is outstanding. Bravo!
Gina (Chicago, IL)
Great format, interesting presentation.
tricia (benton, IL)
Best CLE! So entertaning & informative! Thank you for relief from traditinal boring lectures!!! Actors were fantastic! Loved scenario!
Kevin (Park Ridge, IL)
What a creative way to engage the viewer in this subject matter.
Anne (Chicago, IL)
Very effective presentation.
James (Buffalo, NY)
very good presentation
Allen (Wesmont, IL)
A solid introduction to the basics of mediation in a entertaining format.
Jeffrey (Winnetka, IL)
Excellent ethical discussion and mediation tips
Kimberly (La Crosse, WI)
Stephen (Northbrook, IL)
Good use of acting to illustrate points.
Jason (Brooklyn, NY)
Loved the way that they taught the subject matter with a mock version of a mediation... it was very entertaining!
Susan (POUND RIDGE, NY)
Interesting and illuminating.
Georgina (Chicago, IL)
Very entertaining. I wish all of them were this good!
Walter (Surpirse, AZ)
Marek (Cohasset, MA)
Ms. Shaw is very good and informative
Sally (Fort Benning, GA)
I loved this seminar - the role playing was excellent and kept my attention.
Anne (Washington, DC)
The role play worked well and made it interesting to watch. The mediator also seemed extremely skilled, which was great.
Brian (Chicago, IL)
Excellent course. The Jersey Shore "case" really livened it up.
Caryn (New York, NY)
This was probably the best CLE I've viewed on Lawline so far. I loved the format; how refreshing to see a mock mediation session with several participants rather than hearing a dry, lecture on the rules of mediation given by a stiff speaker. I only wish these people could do other CLEs. I thoroughly enjoyed this and learned a lot as well.
Henry S. (Rochester, NY)
Very informative and helpful, but also very amusing and entertaining.
Loreto (Waccabuc, NY)
Deborah (Clifton Park, NY)
Excellent and entertaining coverage of ethical issues in mediation.
Lawrence (Melville, NY)
most interesting seminar based upon the format
Scott (New York, NY)
Donald (Hamburg, NY)
Brian Murphy was outstanding.
Beverly (Dallas, TX)
The "reality tv" aspect was amusing and was helpful.
Marc (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Although I was initially turned-off by the contrived fact pattern, it was an effective means of conveying the issues and topic.
Christopher (Glen Burnie, MD)
Entertaining yet substantive.
Will (San Antonio, TX)
It was good to see a real case senerio acted out.
Esther (Cedarhurst, NY)
well done and kept my interest
Laurie (Fort Worth, TX)
Jameseko (New York, NY)
Much more fun than the usual presentations.
S. Brad (Brentwood, TN)
Awesome format with actors!!!
Kimberly (Geneva, IL)
Clever and helpful.
jennifer (roslyn harbor, NY)
was like a campy movie. well done!
jennifer (brooklyn, NY)
This was great! The mock format was engaging AND informative!! The best CLE in this bundle so far. HAA HA! Sh-nooki!!!
John (New York, NY)
I liked reality format.
Rita (Island Park, NY)
Acting out the situation made this an entertaining and informative program that really held one's interest.
Kenneth (Hoboken, NJ)
Very good overall.
Nikita M. (Rochester, NY)
The format of this seminar was outstanding! By utilizing role playing, general dynamics and specific considerations were well illuminated in the mediation. As a mediator, I was enriched.
Casimir (Wheeling, IL)
Enjoyed the format
Catherine (Seattle, WA)
Very clever and entertaining, as well as informative.
Roberta (Washington, DC)
interesting presentation; appreciate the effort of involving multiple parties in a 'real' mediation.
Joris (New York, NY)
Well done. The mediator was excellent!
Timothy (Marfa, TX)
good combination of fun and serious!
Neil (Lake Hiawatha, NJ)
Informative and entertaining.
Rena (Rockville, MD)
This was the best cle i've taken in this round. They really brought the issues to life by role playing-it wasn't boring it was fun! There should be more like this.
Robin (McHenry, IL)
I enjoyed the mock mediation format. Margaret Shaw is excellent.
Daniel (Canoga Park, CA)
Excellent, pleasant and creative presentation, with a good balance of amusement with substance.
Jim (Tuxedo, NY)
Interesting format. Very effective in making the material realistic.
Colette (New Rochelle, NY)
good, exciting stuff
Daniel (Bellaire, TX)
I liked the role-playing format.
kenneth (new york, NY)
Excellent!! I enjoyed the scenario approach.
Patricia (Oakland, CA)
Very creative and instructive!
Rebecca (San Anselmo, CA)
Liked the use of case study.
Philip (Newark, NJ)
Very funny. Great teaching.
Erica (Houston, TX)
Creative format made things much more interesting.
A. Thomas (Santa Barbara, CA)
Nancy (The Woodlands, TX)
Interesting and engaging
Perry (Alexandria, VA)
It was well-structured and informative. I especially liked the breaks in the action for commentary and questions.
Michelle (Los Angeles, CA)
Very effective format for presentation of issues
Michael (South Plainfield, NJ)
Excellent course. Thank you
Steven (Des Plaines, IL)
creative and enjoyable "screenplay"
Marc (Dunn Loring, VA)
Really interesting regarding negotiations. I learned what not to do. Thanks.
Andrew (Omaha, NE)
Outstanding. Thank you.
Chet (Lincoln, NE)
Creatively presented with dramatized mediation. Humorous and lively.
Susan (Miami Beach, FL)
Good course with a nice entertainment factor.
Maureen (Amityville, NY)
Loved loved loved this CLE. The form of presentation was excellent!
Shanon (Arlington, VA)
The best course I've viewed!
Anne (Glen Cove, NY)
I enjoyed the way in which this was presented, through a mock mediation.
Rachel (Woodway, TX)
great role playing, very helpful
david (HOLMDEL, NJ)
really learned a lot
Soloman (Bothell, WA)
It was insightful to see a seminar with a fact specific presentation with some good acting by the participants.
Patrick (Miami Lakes, FL)
Fantastic exhibition of ethical issues/dilemmas that can arise during mediations!
Tim (Washington, DC)
James (Irving, TX)
I really liked the "reality show" format - clever and made it interesting and easier to follow
Francisco J (Elizabeth, NJ)
The role playing truly enhanced the presenation and my understanding of mediation.
Diane (Washington, D.C., DC)
Good script to show realistic situation for mediation; good tips; covered many potential unethical concerns.
Joan (Orlando, FL)
The most engaging CLE course I've ever taken.
Charles (Lake Worth, FL)
Like the way this was presented.
JEFFREY (Miami, FL)
incredible and unique format. really kept my interest!
Malcolm (Spring, TX)
I liked the interaction and the use of that to apply to the rules
Steven (Melville, NY)
The dymamics between the various particpants was excellent.
Theresa (Southlake, TX)
The skit was great.
Thomas (Dallas, TX)
very good and very entertaining
Sharon (Santa Monica, CA)
This seminar was informative and entertaining.
Claudia (Katonah , NY)
Loved the format.
Ricardo (New York, NY)
Hlarious and very informative. I wish I would had seen this presentation earlier.
Cynthia (New York, NY)
Very well done and engaging!
Laurie S. (Brooklyn, NY)
Linda (Houston, TX)
Russ (Dallas, TX)
a fun presentation
Lisa (Quincy, IL)
This was very good and the format was outstanding.
Patricia (Navasota, TX)
entertaining, while making good points
Sharon (Pearl River, NY)
I really enjoyed the way that they used a simulated mediation to teach us the ethical considerations in mediation.
Deana (Artesia, CA)
excellent! engaging and educational.
Mark (Wilmette, IL)
kelly (harker heights, TX)
Jodi (New York, NY)
Excellent course. Even entertaining, while educational.
Richard (Englewood, NJ)
great entertainment and application of law. Excellent CLE!
Jonathan (Vancouver, WA)
Informative and very entertaining.
Cynthia (Fort Collins, CO)
it was one of the most entertaining and informative presentations I've seen.
Laura (San Diego, CA)
This was a great format of showing a mediation and interspersing with the ethical issues. It made it informative and interesting.
James (Plano, TX)
Very entertaining and relevant approach to ethics in mediation.
Nadelyn (Houston, TX)
Creative, entertaining, and informative!!
Reba (Cheltenham, PA)
Creative, entertaining, serious and educational - a tough mix that was very well executed.
James (New York, NY)
Entertaining, informative and innovative. Well done.
alan (Houston, TX)
Excellent presentation. Really enjoyed the banter back and forth. Impressive comments by the mediator.
Amy (Naperville, IL)
I very much enjoyed the innovation in doing a mock mediation and in using characters from current popular media. Very nice.
Brenda (Purchase, NY)
Margaret Shaw was excellent
Jacqueline (Hauppauge, NY)
Loved the format of this seminar.
Jonathan (New York, NY)
A very entertaining and informative CLE.
Opal (Rochester, NY)
The live demonstration was a different and entertaining way to address the numerous ethical issues that were raised in the role playing.
Antoniette (New York, NY)
Excellent format! Informative as well as entertaining.
Joseph (Chicago, IL)
This is the best of 30 Lawline courses I have taken and could be expanded to at least 4 hours. It is great.
Sarah (New York, NY)
excellent format, case, issues presented, excellent mediator, excellent presenter, excellent actors. You all made the material come alive, in real-life situations faced by lawyers and clients.
Kenneth (Short Hills, NJ)
If one has done any mediation the course was a bit too basic. If one has not done any mediation it was helpful in setting forth some of the dynamics of a real mediation.
Richard (Valley Stream, NY)
Elizabeth (Chicago, IL)
Get this crowd a red carpet, bright lights and an award. No negotiation needed! The presentation was great as it showed a much more 'reality based' presentation of the points than any lecture could have accomplished, with no disrespect to lectures. Thanks for an inventive learning experience.