Mediation Basics for New Lawyers

The Barristers Club Litigation Section  presents

Mediation Basics for New Lawyers

How to Successfully Represent Clients in Mediations that Lead to Settlement

Date Tuesday, June 20, 2023
MCLE Registration 11:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Program 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour


Will Cooper 
Conrad Metlitzky Kane LLP 

Courtney Brown
Law Offices of
Mary Catherine Wiederhold


 Aaron Gothelf
American Arbitration Association 

Law school classes and clinics on mediation continue to be some of the most popular programs at law schools across the country, but what happens when law students graduate? What role does a first through fifth year associate have in the mediation process? Join Aaron Gothelf, American Arbitration Association Vice President for the Pacific Region, and attorneys Courtney Brown and Will Cooper for a fascinating look at how newer attorneys can contribute to the mediation process and perhaps, one day become successful mediators themselves. 


The timing of the mediation
Drafting informative mediation statements
Pre-mediation communication with the mediator
Preparing clients for the mediation
Use of joint and separate sessions
Overcoming impasse
Memorializing settlement agreements
Post-session follow-up
The path to becoming a mediator

Section Chairs

Laura Riparbelli and Carole Okolowicz

Event Code: B231440

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6/20/2023 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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