Before the Session Starts: How to Prepare for Mediation
January 20, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
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Program Description:

The panel of national experts will reveal the preparation techniques they use to maximize opportunities for favorable settlements and gain advantage for their client.  The panel will discuss: selecting a mediator, process design, managing client expectations, written submissions, and pre-mediation conferencing.


About the Series:

This 6-part mediation series is a unique opportunity to learn from some of the leading mediators and neutrals in the country. Each month from January through July 2016 we will host a webinar that will focus on different phases of the mediation process, as well as useful analytical techniques and strategies for mediators. Programming will also provide in-depth discussion on common barriers and ethical issues mediators face in reaching durable agreements.


Special Deal:

Get one webinar free when you purchase the entire series today! Please log in and select the "6-Part Series" price in the drop-down menu to receive this deal.


Series Schedule:

Each webinar will run from 12:00 ET - 1:15 ET.


January 20, 2016

Part 1: Before the Session Starts: How to Prepare for Mediation

February 9, 2016

Part 2: What is the Relevance of the Joint Opening Session in Today's Commercial Mediation Process?  

March 8, 2016

Part 3: Evaluations, Opinions, Observations and Comments: When and How Mediators Use Analytical Techniques

May 9, 2016

Part 4: Negotiation in Mediations: What Happens When Your Partner Stops Dancing

June 14, 2016

Part 5: Closing the Deal: Getting to Yes (and Evading No!)

July 12, 2016

Part 6: Ethics and Professionalism in Mediation: Ethical Issues Faced by Mediators and Advocates


Registration Deadline:

January 19, 2016  


Scholarships to defray tuition expense for ABA Center for Professional Development programs are available upon application on a program-by-program, case-by-case basis. Preference will be given to public interest lawyers, government lawyers, full-time law professors, solo or small firm practitioners of limited means, and unemployed attorneys. Click here to complete a scholarship request for a specific program. Scholarship applications must be received at least two weeks before the program start date. You will be notified prior to the program if your application is approved. A minimum fee may be charged on all approved scholarship applications to defray expenses.


  • List Price: $100.00
  • ABA Member Price: $75.00
  • Sponsor Member Price: $55.00
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