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Advanced Mediation Strategies and Ethics

The SCCBA Labor & Employment Law Section presents an MCLE Seminar:

When: April 21, 2015
Where: SCCBA Seminar & Conference Center
31 North Second Street, 4th Floor
San Jose, California  95113
United States
Presenter: Labor & Employment Section
Contact: SCCBA

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Are you getting the most out of mediation? 

Mediation is now the preferred means of settling cases. Despite its popularity, however, both experienced litigators and newer lawyers make costly mistakes throughout the mediation process. This seminar was developed by experienced mediators and advocates to guide practitioners to an advanced level of mediation skills. The program includes a full unit of ethics. 

This seminar will cover:
   Key elements of client preparation – what to do and what to avoid.
   Preparing a persuasive and helpful mediation brief. 
   Preparing for a class action mediation.
   Effectively using the pre-mediation telephone call.
   How to help the mediator help you.
   “Oversharing” - What not to tell the mediator.
•    Understanding timing and use of “offers” to move the negotiation process forward: the initial offer and counter offer; brackets and counter brackets; last, best and final offers. 
   Ethics in mediation? Yes indeed! Know the rules governing candor and honesty; prohibited settlement terms; confidentiality and more. A full hour of your ethical responsibilities before, during and after mediation.

Pricing: (includes lunch)
 In-Person    Attend Online
SCCBA Member $89    SCCBA Member $95
Non-Member $139    Non-Member $135
SCCBA New Admittee
 (0-3 years in practice)
Honorary $29      
Registration: 11:30 AM

1.0 General Substantive Law & 1.0 Legal Ethics


Alan Berkowitz, Judicate West, Inc. 

Elizabeth M. Peck, Peck Peterson LLP



Wm. David Smullin, Smullin Mediation 


attend from anywhere



For your convenience this program is also being offered via Live Webcast.

Please register for either the in person seminar or the live webcast, which have separate pricing levels. Registering for the live webcast requires an InReach account which is separate from your SCCBA account. If you require assistance, please contact InReach at 1-877-880-1335.

Parking is available just across the street from the SCCBA at the 3rd Street Parking Garage located between E. Santa Clara Street and St. John Street (SCCBA does not validate). 

Cancellations and refunds will be accepted only 48 hours prior to the event.  

*All seminar materials will be distributed to pre-registrants via email. We will not provide hard copies. If you would like a hard copy of the materials we will provide upon request for a fee o
f $25.00.  

*State Bar of California Approved MCLE: The Santa Clara County Bar Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.   This program is approved for California MCLE credit.

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