What it is: A small group discussion (8 to 15 participants) around the big topic of mediation for lawyers. Sub-topics include how to use mediation in a wide variety of settings; creating opportunities/how to break in as a mediator; learning circles and dialogue to enhance and reinforce lessons from training; current trends including the recently approved WSBA ECCL Task Force recommendations for using mediation early in litigation.
As a special feature—we plan to have each meeting discussion also revolve around what the participants bring to the table via their questions, comments, and even requests they may make in advance. In this way our meetings combine planning with a degree of spontaneity.
Who should attend: Newer lawyers and aspiring mediators are our target audience participants. Experienced lawyers and mediators interested in contributing to the discussion are also warmly invited to attend.
For more information: Contact Alan Alhadeff, (206) 963-0920