Continuing Legal Education

40 Hour Mediation/Arbitration Training

October 24, 2011 - October 28, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. each day
40.00 MCLE hours, including 40.00 approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours
Presented by Alternative Dispute Resolution

Chicago
ISBA Regional Office
20 S. Clark Street
Suite 900
(map and directions)

Masters Series
Speakers/Facilitators:
Richard M. Calkins, Calkins Mediation Services and Training, Former Dean of Drake Law School, West Des Moines, IA
Fred Lane, Lane & Lane, Past President of ISBA, Chicago
 
Now Approved as a 40 Hour Mediation Training Program of the Cook County Law Division**
 
Mediation is designed to resolve differences both in and out of the courts. It requires a very different mindset than courtroom litigation. This Master Series program trains practitioners to resolve conflicts in a non-adversarial, non-confrontational manner, allowing peaceful resolutions between parties.
 
The program is taught by Richard Calkins and Fred Lane—two nationally recognized mediators, authors and educators. Until 20 years ago, both Mr. Calkins and Mr. Lane were well-known and highly regarded litigators. Since then, however, they have successfully mediated over 5,000 cases.
 
Mr. Calkins and Mr. Lane have developed an approach that encourages the mediator to be a peacemaker, deemphasizing the antagonism involved in formal litigation. Their five-day course has considerable hands-on training and requires each participant to complete two full mediations as a mediator. Course topics include an introduction to mediation, caucus form of mediation, qualities of a peacemaker, ethical considerations, other Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms, advanced mediator techniques, and arbitration.
 
Mr. Calkins and Mr. Lane are co-authors of the “Mediation Practice Guide” (published by the ISBA) and “Lane & Calkins Mediation Practice Guide” (published by Wolters Kluwer/Aspen). [The “Lane & Calkins Mediation Practice Guide” is included with the purchase of this program.] They are co-founders of the International Academy of Dispute Resolution, which was established in 2001. The academy offers courses in mediation methods and techniques, and also conducts national and international mediation competitions for students in undergraduate school and law school. For more information about the academy, visit www.adrpeacemaking.org.
 
 

Agenda

(Each day includes two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon)
 
 
Monday, October 24, 2011
8:30 a.m. – Noon       Introduction to Mediation
 
Noon – 12:45 p.m.     Lunch (on your own)
 
12:45 – 5:45 p.m.       Caucus Form of Mediation
 
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
8:30 a.m. – Noon       Caucus Form of Mediation (Cont.)
 
Noon – 12:45 p.m.     Lunch (on your own)
 
12:45 – 5:45 p.m.       Ethical Considerations
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
8:30 a.m. – Noon       Other ADR Mechanisms
 
Noon – 12:45 p.m.     Lunch (on your own)
 
12:45 – 5:45 p.m.       First complete mediation (each participant will mediate)
 
Thursday, October 27, 2011
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.         Self Critique
 
9:30 a.m. – Noon       Caucus Form of Mediation (Cont.)
 
Noon – 12:45 p.m.     Lunch (on your own)
 
12:45 – 5:45 p.m.       Closing Techniques
 
Friday, October 28, 2011
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.       Arbitration
 
10:00 a.m. – Noon     Conference Mediation
 
Noon – 12:45 p.m.     Lunch (on your own)
 
12:45 – 5:45 p.m.       Final mediation (each participant will mediate)