$60 for MBA members | $95 non-members
Mediation often presents the best opportunity for a favorable resolution to civil litigation. Lawyers, however, occasionally squander it. The list of mediation pitfalls are many, but the successful strategies are equally abundant. Hear from a cast of local lawyers - with deep experience as advocates, neutrals, and triers-of-fact - on how best to capitalize on mediation. Retired Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Jean Kerr Maurer (firstname.lastname@example.org); Chris Kitchel, Kitchel ADR; Jan Kitchel, Kitchel ADR; and Molly Jo Mullen, Molly Jo Mullen ADR, will discuss what makes a case ripe for mediation, the information to provide your mediator (and/or adversary) in advance, logistical and procedural missteps, the common negotiation mistakes that move parties further apart, smart tactics that consistently bridge the gap, and other helpful tips to succeed in mediation.
For more information: Contact John Berg, Littler Mendelson, at 503.889.8863. For registration questions, contact the MBA at 503.222.3275.