JAMS Mediation Week 2016

JAMS Mediation Week 2016

Mediation Week 2016 Over the last few decades the field of alternative dispute resolution has grown tremendously. The ABA Mediation Week initiative is a celebration of the strides made in institutionalizing mediation as one of several appropriate dispute resolution processes.

Join JAMS along with the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution in celebrating Mediation Week. 

 

Participating Resolution Centers

Atlanta, GA Century City, CA Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX Inland Empire, CA Las Vegas, NV
New York, NY Orange, CA Philadelphia, PA
Sacramento, CA Silicon Valley, CA

 

ATLANTA

Oct. 19
Wednesday

Resolving Family Law Disputes Through ADR

JAMS and the Women in the Profession section of the Atlanta Bar Association jointly sponsor a CLE program each October, in celebration of Mediation Week. This year, the Family Law section has graciously agreed to join this effort. This year’s program will address best practices in using mediation and judicially hosted settlement conferences to resolve family law disputes.

While the actual topics for discussion will be generated by participants, some of the preliminary suggestions we have received include:

  • In preparing for a mediation, are there key considerations practitioners should bear in mind?
  • Is there truly an optimal time to mediate a domestic relations dispute?
  • How can counsel construct the mediation session to enhance their chances of success?
  • Are there benefits to drawing up a settlement agreement on all resolved issues, and then litigating all remaining issues?

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CENTURY CITY

Oct. 20
Thursday

Let’s Play Ball: Mediation Advocacy and Effective Techniques

The benefits of mediation are well established within the legal profession, yet at times underutilized within the sports industry. As sports law continues to develop and steal headlines, mediation will become more inherent to the litigation process.

Join our experienced panel as they explore current issues facing the sports industry and how to maximize results for clients through effective use of mediation.

Topics will include how to prepare a case for mediation, advanced strategies for maximizing the mediation session, effective negotiation, using the mediator to your best advantage, and how to overcome an impasse.

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CHICAGO

Oct. 20
Thursday

A Celebration of Mediation Week

Each year, JAMS and other Chicagoland ADR organizations gather during mediation week to offer participants an opportunity to learn about the variety of organizations working in ADR, ask questions and discuss ideas and issues in a relaxed and informal environment.

Beer, wine, and light fare will be provided.

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DALLAS

Oct. 12
Wednesday

Mediation: What Should I Really Be Doing?

Join the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) and JAMS at noon on Wednesday, October 12th for a discussion with some of Dallas’s most respected mediators on effective mediation strategies. 

This CLE will focus on the best practices for preparing your case for mediation, how to approach the mediation itself, and how to use your mediator after mediation.  This CLE is co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution as part of Mediation Week, which focuses on providing neutral advocates and policy makers with inspiration and tools necessary to bridge the gap that often prevents amicable resolution of disputes.

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INLAND EMPIRE

Oct. 25
Tuesday

Oktoberfest Beer Tasting & Mediation Ethics

The reception will feature Oktoberfest-style beer tastings to pair with a range of Bavarian food samplings and will be a great opportunity to network with your colleagues.

The interactive CLE program uses hypothetical scenarios, model bar association guidelines, and case law to highlight issues that arise in mediations.

Included in the program will be discussions on ethical duties of attorneys and mediators, representing related parties in negotiation, confidentiality in mediation, and ethical issues arising out of settlement agreements.

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LAS VEGAS

Oct. 18
Tuesday

Beyond Mediation Basics: Advanced Mediation Strategies

The benefits of mediation are well established within the legal profession. As mediation becomes more intrinsic to the litigation process, practitioners are wise to think through advanced mediation strategies in order to maximize the results of a mediation session.

In this program, the experienced panel will explore how to position a case for mediation, negotiate effectively, use the mediator to the best advantage, get beyond impasse, deal with difficult negotiators, and develop creative settlement terms.

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NEW YORK

Oct. 13
Thursday

Practical Tips to Achieve Success in Mediating Employment Disputes

Please join the NYSBA Commercial & Federal Litigation Section and JAMS for a comprehensive CLE on mediating employment disputes, and a cocktail reception afterwards. 

A distinguished panel, each member having decades of experience litigating and mediating employment cases, will share their practical tips for approaching and participating in mediation of employment disputes. 

The panel discussions will follow the mediation process from who first raises the topic of mediation (and with whom), how the mediation process flows, managing client expectations, and the dynamics of the flow of mediation, including dealing with both successful and unsuccessful outcomes at the end of the mediation session. 

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Oct. 18
Tuesday

An E-Discovery Update and Beyond: The Effect of the 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Other Recent Development”

Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.) has long been a thought leader in the world of e-discovery based on her service on the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, her landmark opinions in Zubulake and Pension Committee, and her many books and articles on this subject. 

In this CLE presentation, Judge Scheindlin will provide her insights as to what impact, if any, the new Federal Rules are having in practice and will also report on recent developments in the area including the Microsoft case, the changes to the safe harbor provisions in EU data transfers, and the increasing use of TAR techniques in document review.   

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Oct. 20
Thursday

Complex Personal Injury Mediations

Many attorneys think settling a personal injury case is a simple, straightforward proposition.  Experienced practitioners know how difficult it can be. Unreasonable client expectations, lien issues, and multi-party bickering, among others, are obstacles between you and the successful resolution of your case. 

Our experienced panel will discuss strategies for resolving your case, in court or at private mediation, from the initial contact with your adversary through executing an enforceable agreement, and from initial submissions to the neutral through presentation of proof in session. 

Ethical considerations (including what to disclose to your adversary and the neutral, what not to disclose, and when to ignore these and other rules) will be discussed, along with techniques for negotiating your way around the inevitable impasse.

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ORANGE

Oct. 18
Tuesday

Oktoberfest Beer Tasting & Meet the Mediators

The event will feature Oktoberfest-style beer tastings to pair with a range of Bavarian food samplings and will be a great opportunity to network with your colleagues and JAMS mediators.

The reception runs in accordance with the American Bar Association’s Mediation Week, an annual celebration of the strides the legal community has made in institutionalizing mediation as one of several appropriate dispute resolution processes.

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PHILADELPHIA

Oct. 19
Wednesday

Effective Techniques in Mediation Advocacy

JAMS neutrals Hon. Diane M. Welsh (Ret.) and Gregory P. Miller, Esq. will participate in a CLE program on the topic of “Effective Techniques in Mediation Advocacy” at JAMS Philadelphia Resolution Center, followed by a cocktail reception afterwards. Panelists include Ken Murphy, Partner at Drinker Biddle and Sol Weiss, Partner at Anapol Weiss.

In this comprehensive program geared towards experienced attorneys, advocates will learn how to better prepare, present, and negotiate during a mediation session. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How to Prepare a Case for Mediation
  • Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Opening Statement and Initial Presentation
  • Bracketing in Negotiation – When Does it Work?
  • Open Communication with Your Mediator
  • What You Need to Consider if a Case Doesn’t Settle

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SACRAMENTO

Oct. 11
Tuesday

Ethics in the Courtroom & Beyond:
A Review of Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation and Mediation

It is no secret that lawyers are expected to adhere to ethical standard in their practice, but what about when ethical standards are not so cut and dry?

Hear from three judges–from the State and Federal courts–on how to navigate the sometimes hazy ethical issues in the court room and beyond.

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SILICON VALLEY

Oct. 27
Thursday

Effective Settlement Negotiation Strategies

In this program, you will learn how to hone your negotiation skills, both in the mediation setting as well as in discussions directly with opposing counsel.

Learn how to acknowledge both cultural and generational differences in order to facilitate successful outcomes in settlement discussions.

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