Continuing Legal Education

Advanced Mediation/Arbitration Training

September 25, 2013 - September 27, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day
24.00 MCLE hours, including 24.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)

Chicago
ISBA Chicago Regional Office
20 S. Clark St., Ste 900
(map and directions)

Masters Series

 

Due to popular demand – and recommended for attorneys who have previously taken a mediation course or have some mediation experience – this course was created to meet your advanced mediation needs!


Learn how to design creative resolutions, how to handle difficult attorneys and clients, and know which mechanisms to utilize in order to reach a settlement. Understand the benefits of opening statements, the good qualities and successful techniques of a peacemaker, and when (or if) a lawyer should modify his fees. Discover the problems with mediation, how to handle parties with subrogation interests, and how to grow your mediation practice. Each day closes with hands-on training that requires attendees to participate in various classroom mediation exercises, including a full mediation as a mediator.

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 are co-authors of the “Mediation Practice Guide” and “Lane & Calkins Mediation Practice Guide.” [The “Lane & Calkins Mediation Practice Guide, 2nd Edition” 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.

 

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

 

Agenda

(Each day includes two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon)


Wednesday

8:00 a.m. – Noon       Introduction to Advanced Mediation

Noon – 1:00 p.m.       Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.         Problems Faced in Mediation

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.         Hands-On Exercise (each participate will give opening remarks at a mediation)


Thursday

8:00 a.m. – Noon       Reaching a settlement / Qualities and Techniques of the Peacemaker

Noon – 1:00 p.m.       Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.         Problems Faced in Mediation

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.         Hands-On Exercise (each participate will mediate using one or more closing technique)


Friday

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.         Ethical Considerations

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.       Creative Settlements

10:15 a.m. - Noon      Hands-On Exercise (each participate will mediate using one or more advanced technique)

Noon – 1:00 p.m.       Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.         Hands-On Exercise (each participate will do a full mediation as mediator)

 

 

*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval