Pepperdine's acclaimed Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution will host Mediating the Litigated Case, a program for experienced litigators, in-house counsel, and other practitioners from August 10-15 at the School of Law in Malibu, California.
The program will focus on the various stages of the mediation process, identifying and working with different negotiation styles, and facilitating problem solving regardless of whether the case involves contractual, tort, personal injury, employment, partnership, or securities issues.
In addition to providing mediation skills training, the program will deal with issues specific to the adversarial setting including managing attorney advocates, the parameters of confidentiality, and concerns about discovery. It will also focus on issues of particular concern to attorney-mediators including the proscription against dual representation, providing legal advice, conflicts of interest, drafting mediation agreements, and other ethical dilemmas. Finally, the program offers participants opportunities to observe and mediate disputes and share those experiences during the advanced segment of the program.
"My attendance at this program has been an important cornerstone for my mediation practice," said George D. Calkins, a mediator with JAMS Los Angeles and a previous program participant.
Pepperdine's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution has been ranked the Number One program for dispute resolution for five consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report.