On Demand

Critical Considerations in Undertaking a Mediation on Behalf of Your Client

1h 2m

Created on June 25, 2019




This program will cover the basics necessary for a practitioner to handle a matter in mediation. This is an essential course for anyone without extensive experience in conducting a mediation, as well as a solid supplement for more experienced practitioners. The course will review the pros and cons to consider before advising a client to make use of mediation as an alternative dispute resolution, the various steps in the mediation process, and how best to prepare to assure a successful resolution. The program will also discuss best practices in selecting a mediator and what criteria one should seek. The course will cover the mechanics of the mediation process, including general sessions, caucuses, and the role of the mediator.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the pros and cons of mediation for your client and distinguish this process from arbitration or litigation
  2. Prepare to conduct a mediation on behalf of a client
  3. Discuss best practices to maximize the opportunities in mediation and toward achieving a satisfactory resolution of the dispute

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