Mediation Advocacy Skills Training
Drawing on the extensive experience of over 15,000 referrals and the field's leading trainers, the CEDR Mediation Advocacy Skills training course provides practitioners with the much-needed skills required to meet the demands of representing clients in today's mediations.
Increased court activism and experience of both lawyers and clients in mediation means that today's representatives must be able to realise the potential that the process holds for their clients.
Therefore I recommend that there should be a serious campaign to ensure that all litigation lawyers and judges are properly informed of how ADR works and the benefits that it can bring." - Lord Justice Jackson, January 2010
Through participative exercises, case studies and role play to maximise learning, participants will:
- be equipped with the skills needed in mediation advocacy
- maximise the settlement benefits for clients at a mediation
- be fully appraised of the requirements now demanded by current civil justice practice.
Clients may design a bespoke programme to meet specific needs and accommodate time pressures, selecting from a number of core menu items. The programme can also be tailored in terms of issues and case studies to suit practice areas, sector areas and the level of experience of delegates.
1. Which dispute resolution process is most suitable?
2. The legal landscape of dispute resolution
3. The mediation process - what to expect
4. When to choose mediation
5. Incorporating mediation into your practical toolkit
6. Early case assessment
7. Convincing others to mediate - promoting the process to clients and other parties
8. Logistics of organising the mediation
9. What documentation should you submit?
10. Selecting a functional team to attend the mediation
11. Preparing the team for their role in the process
12. Lawyers' preparation
13. Preparing the opening statement
14. Preparing for the private sessions
15. Making an impactful opening
16. Using the exploration process
17. Managing time effectively
18. Negotiating strategies in the bargaining phase
19. Breaking through deadlock
20. Reaching settlement
21. Post-mediation activities
22. Misunderstandings in mediation
Who should attend
The programme is designed for anyone who provides professional legal advice - solicitors (contentious and non-contentious), barristers and in-house counsel. The programme will be tailored to accommodate the level of pre-existing knowledge, experience and seniority of the delegates in order for delegates to train with their peers.
Continuing professional development
The course is eligible for Law Society and Bar Council CPD hours on a modular basis.
The in-company fee includes training delivery and the provision of course materials. The fee excludes faculty travel and subsistence expenses, accommodation and catering.
Faculty and assesmment
The CEDR training faculty is comprised of over 20 professionals and offers a unique combination of legal and business backgrounds. The faculty are all practising mediators who have also had many years' experience of representing clients in mediation.
We will select the most suitable faculty for each programme, according to the precise background and competencies by the client.