‘Mediation Advocacy: A Best Practices Review’ offered online

The State Bar of Michigan’s Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Law, Labor & Employment Law, and Young Lawyer Sections will present the virtual seminar “Mediation Advocacy: A Best Practices Review” on Thursday, May 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Critical differences exist between traditional zealous advocacy and the skill set necessary to successfully accomplish client goals in the mediation process.

The program’s panel shares time tested techniques and approaches proven to help make the most of mediation.

Topics will include:

• Differences between mediation and litigation advocacy and why the differences are important;

• Drafting and exchanging written submissions tailored to the mediation process;

• Advance and strategic planning for counsel;

• Client education and preparation;

• Best practices at the mediation table;

• Strategies when the matter doesn’t settle.

The panel will feature Shel Stark, mediator and arbitrator;  Nakisha N. Chaney, Of Counsel, Salvatore, Prescott, Porter, & Porter; and moderator Michael S. Leib, Leibadr LLC.

To register for the virtual seminar, visit https://connect.michbar.org/adr/home.