Self-Paced Online Study
This is a self-paced online study course you can take and complete at your leisure. It is designed to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the mediation process in general and to provide instruction and "best practices" for how to represent a party in mediation competently and effectively. At the conclusion of the course you will have a thorough understanding of what it takes to achieve a positive resolution to disputes through the use of mediation.
The course is divided into the nine parts below and takes approximately 2½ to 3 hours to complete, including the interactive activities. The course does not need to be completed in one sitting. You can exit any time and will be prompted to return to the place where you left off.
Part I Overview of Mediation
Part II Mediation as an Extension of Negotiation
Part III Case Study: Linens for Less vs. Mammoth Mills
Part IV Deciding Whether to Mediate
Part V Choosing the Right Mediator
Part VI Preparing for the Mediation Conference
Part VII Understanding the Dynamics of Mediation
Part VIII Working Through Impasse
Part IX Mediation Ethics
Who should take this course?
- Attorneys who have—or are about to—represent clients in a mediation.
- Legal support professionals who help clients and attorneys prepare for mediations.
- Business professionals who have a need or desire to learn more about the mediation process works.
- Anyone generally interested in knowing more about mediation.
This program does not qualify for the annual Arbitrator Continuing Education (ACE) requirement.
If you purchase this course you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the course. You will click the course link in that email or copy and paste the link into your browser to launch the course. If you have a "My Profile" account on this site, you can also launch the course from your Transcript page.
THIS COURSE IS COMPATIBLE WITH SAFARI.
CLE is currently not offered on AAA self-paced study programs. Some jurisdictions will allow CLE credit for online programs, and we suggest that you confirm CLE credit availability for this type of program with the appropriate state CLE regulator. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided upon request.
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