Basic Mediation Skills Training

July 16 - 17, 2016

Location: University of Mississippi School of Law

Presented by Allen S. Blair, Esq.

Two full days of the seminar is for the mediator certification. A “refresher course” is day one only and for already-certified mediators. You can choose one or two days when purchasing your pass.

Agenda

July 16, 2018 (Mediation Refresher Course 1-day)

8:00 – 8:30 Registration, welcome, opening remarks
8:30 – 9:30 Mediation and ADR
9:30 – 10:30 Role of the Mediator, Styles of Mediation and Ethical Aspects of them
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Getting to the table-Initiation of the Process, Mediator Selection and The Mediation Agreement
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Preparation – Pre-Mediation Submissions and Conversations with the Lawyers
2:00 – 3:00 Openings – Mediator Introductory Comments, Interests & Positions and Lawyer Opening Statements
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 Caucuses – Parties talking, Mediator evaluative comments, Use of caucus Statements and Meeting with the Lawyers privately
4:15 – 5:30 Role Play – “Holier Than Thou v. Slimy Spouse”

 

July 17, 2016 (Mediator Certification – 2 days)

8:00 – 8:30 Review Process
8:30 – 10:00 Dealing with Difficult Situations – Personalities and Impasse
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 Role Play – “Janice Vanity & All Saints Hospital”
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Ethical Considerations
2:00 – 3:30 Role Play – “Is Sexual Harassment Alive and Well?”
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 4:15 Setting up a Mediation Practice
4:15 – 4:30 Course Evaluations

Open Enrollment

Registration is open to all interested parties including attorneys, judges, legal assistants, and law office staff. Walk–ins will be accepted on a space–available basis. If you plan to attend and do not pre-register, please call the UM-CLE office at (662) 915-1354 or 915-6738 to determine space availability. Written materials will be given on the day of the seminar.

Pre–registration is encouraged.

Registration

Register online, by mail or by fax. Click here to register online or Download the the registration form here (PDF). To ensure enrollment for a seminar, please complete the registration process and submit your payment online or to the address listed on the form. To register by fax, please complete the form and include your VISA or MasterCard number and expiration date. The fax number is (662) 915-5267. You may also scan the form and email it to renee@olemiss.edu. Registrants will receive additional information with their confirmation notice from UM-CLE.

CLE Credit

This course offered by UM-CLE has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 6 CLE credits including 1 hour of Ethics/Professionalism. Registrants seeking mandatory CLE credit from another state should contact UM-CLE in advance of the seminar.

Cancellations

Refunds will be given as follows:

  • Two business days prior to the seminar, registration fee less a $25 administrative charge.
  • One business day prior to the seminar, materials and registration fee less $75 OR transfer the registration fee to someone else in your firm or to an upcoming CLE seminar.
  • No call, no show will receive materials only, no refunds. In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.

In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.

 

Hotel Accommodations

Convenient accommodations are available at The Inn at Ole Miss. Please call the hotel directly at (888) 486-7666; (local) 234-2331 to reserve your room. The Inn at Ole Miss is adjacent to the Yerby Conference Center.

Accommodation of Special Needs

If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Renee Moore-Cain at (662) 915-6738 prior to the seminar.