Mediating the Litigated Case - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

Pepperdine University School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The recent surge in mediation's popularity signifies a dramatic shift in the practice of law. Attorneys are now using professional neutrals to facilitate settlement negotiations for litigated cases. In the past, settlement efforts in the litigation arena have been limited to settlement conferences in which the focus is usually on the judge's case evaluation. As increasing numbers of courts are requiring parties to mediate in order to accommodate an overburdened legal system, there is a growing demand for professionals who, in addition to being able to evaluate a case, can also facilitate negotiations between adversarial parties to reach innovative solutions.

The program will focus on the various stages of the process, identifying and working with different negotiation styles, and facilitating problem solving regardless of whether the case involves contractual, tort, personal injury, employment, partnership, or securities issues.

Key Themes:

  • Mediator's Stylistic Grid
  • The Integrative Approach to Negotiation
  • Creativity in Negotiation
  • Interest-Based Mediation Model
  • The Mediator's Job of Providing Structure
  • Communication Facilitation Techniques
  • Concluding a Mediation That Doesn't Settle
  • Bias and Cross-Cultural Awareness
  • Ethical Standards for Mediators

In the course of a six-day program for experienced litigators, in-house counsel, and other practitioners, Jones Day partner Dr. Johannes P. Willheim will give a lecture entitled, 'Opportunities to Mediate International Business Disputes.'

Please visit the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution website for more information.


Registration for this event is required. Visit the Pepperdine event website to register.

The complete six-day program has been approved for 42 hours of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California including two hours of ethics.

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