This episode will cover how to begin the mediation process. We will review mediator selection, including interviewing, references and who may be the right fit for your specific dispute. From there we will discuss how to best prepare for the mediation. How should a risk analysis be performed? What or who should you consider having at the mediation and how to make those decisions. What is a risk analysis and when should you perform the same? How do you prepare your client for the mediation process? What about preparing or communicating with the mediator? Understanding key components of the mediation process to ensure you have done everything possible in order to achieve a negotiated resolution. How to prepare a pre-mediation statement – should it be joint, mediator’s eyes only or a combination. Evaluating whether a joint session will be productive versus starting and staying in caucus.
Ingeuneal Gray is Commercial Vice President of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), a not-for-profit organization and the largest private global provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services. Ms. Gray engages… Read More
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Elizabeth J. Shampnoi is an attorney, consulting expert, independent mediator, arbitrator and trainer based in New York City with 20 years of experience in the field of alternative dispute resolution. Ms.… Read More