Mediating the Litigated Case™
February 5-7 and February 19-21, 2015
A sophisticated six-day program for experienced litigators, in-house counsel, and other practitioners. Professionals can study the mediation of litigated cases to either become a mediator or to be a better advocate.
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This program is sold out! Please register to be on the waiting list.
Mediating the Litigated Case is a six day training program. Program takes place on Thursday, Friday, Saturday of each week.
The recent surge in mediation's popularity signifies a dramatic shift in the practice of law. Attorneys are now using professional neutrals to facilitate settlement negotiations for litigated cases. In the past, settlement efforts in the litigation arena have been limited to settlement conferences in which the focus is usually on the judge's case evaluation. As increasing numbers of courts are requiring parties to mediate in order to accommodate an overburdened legal system, there is a growing demand for professionals who, in addition to being able to evaluate a case, can also facilitate negotiations between adversarial parties to reach innovative solutions.
Now lawyers and other established professionals can use their expertise to break into a new area of practice with tremendous possibilities. The Mediating the Litigated Case program offers a unique opportunity to learn about the mediation process in a format geared specifically toward civil litigation cases. Taught by experienced lawyers, who have made the transition from litigation to mediation practice, course participants will learn the essential skills required to serve as mediators.
The program will focus on the various stages of the 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.
Quotes from previous Mediating the Litigated Case program participants
"I learned so much in the Mediating the Litigated Case program that I enrolled in
Pepperdine's master's degree program in dispute resolution."
-- Sam Cianchetti, retired judge Inland Valley Arbitration and Mediation Services
"My attendance at this program has been an important cornerstone for my mediation
-- George D. Calkins, JAMS Los Angeles (formerly with Cox Castle and Nicholson, LLP)
Registration for Mediating the Litigated Case is $2,695. The governmental and non-profit rate is $1,995.
PLEASE NOTE!!! $500 of the registration will not be refunded upon cancellation. Refunds for registrations paid by check will require a W-9 form submitted to the University. This is for internal purposes only to generate a refund check. The refund is not taxed nor would a 1099 be issued.
The governmental/nonprofit rate is for FULL-TIME employees only. Please be sure to list your governmental/company address and email on the registration form. You are agreeing that we may contact your employer to verify full-time employment.
Registration includes all materials, a continental breakfast, and lunch each day. Since enrollment is limited, participants should register early. Should a paid participant be unable to attend registration, less the $500 non-refundable deposit, will be refunded or a substitute may attend the program.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a $50 administrative fee for transferring to another program. When canceling, we require 72 hours of notice prior to the program start date or there will be an additional $50 food service fee deducted.
These activities have been approved for 42 hours of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California including two hours of ethics. Pepperdine University School of Law certifies that the activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE. Straus programs have been accepted for CLE credit across the nation.
All programs of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution are offered with a satisfaction guarantee. If a participant completes the program and is dissatisfied with the course content or performance of the faculty, the tuition fee will be refunded.
Education expenses (including enrollment fees, course materials, and travel costs) may be deductible if they improve or maintain professional skills. Treas. Reg. Sec. I 162-5.
Location and Times
Irvine program will take place at the Pepperdine University Orange County Center at 18111 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, California 92612.
Classes are conducted between 8:30 am. and 5:00 pm.
Questions may be directed to Lori Rushford: email@example.com