Mediation Dos and Don’ts
Date: Jan 18, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Member Price: $160
Non-Member Price: $200
- Jonathan H. Lomurro, Esq., LLM
- Past Trustee, NJSBA
Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC, Freehold
- Hon. Lawrence R. Jones, JSC (Ret.)
- Adjunct Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
- Hon. Louis F. Locascio, JSC (Ret.)
- Andrew S. Blumer LLC, Freehold
- Jeffrey Fiorello, Esq.
- Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP, Saddle Brook
Advocating for Your Clients at Mediation
With the rise of court mandated mediation and collaborative law, top notch mediation skills are essential to almost every practice area and practitioner. Advocating for your clients in mediation is very different than advocating for them in litigation. Knowing how to effectively advocate for your clients at mediations while still working towards an agreement will not only lead to more resolutions your clients are actually happy with, but will also help to ensure that they feel you’re still fighting for them. A dynamic panel of practicing mediators, including two retired Superior Court judges, will tell you what you should and should not be doing in mediation to achieve that balance and get the best possible results.
This isn’t the average seminar where you’re just lectured at, however. You’ll watch movie clips and hear stories, anecdotes, and jokes from the speakers to ensure an entertaining, as well as educational experience. Additionally, there will be a question and answer component so you can ask what you really want to know about how mediators approach mediations and what they really think about your approach to mediations.
Topics covered include:
- Strategies for mediation preparation
- What information you should know before and during mediation
- Counseling your client before and during mediation to facilitate cooperation with the process while still maintaining confidence in you
- Making offers—when, how much, how many?
- What information you should and shouldn’t give the mediator and your adversary
- Getting the mediator to favorably see your positions
- Interacting with your adversary at mediation
- Virtual mediations and how mediation has changed post COVID-19
- And many more!
No matter what type of mediation you participate in or how long you’ve been attending mediations, this seminar will provide you with useful tips and tricks to help you more successfully mediate on behalf of your clients. If you ever attend mediations, you need to attend this program. Register today!
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