ADR Summit, March 9-10, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Starts:  Mar 9, 2021 1:00 PM (ET)
Ends:  Mar 10, 2021 5:00 PM (ET)

We are pleased to announce that Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., of the High Conflict Institute will present at the 2021 annual ADR Summit, which will be held virtually over two days, March 9 and 10, 2021 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. This event has been approved by SCAO for up to eight hours of advanced mediation training credits. Eddy is a best-selling author, therapist, mediator, and lawyer and co-founder and pioneer of the High-Conflict Institute. 

High conflict mediation requires a different approach. The Institute's methods and training provide a paradigm shift for mediating with those clients and counsel who are not responsive to ordinary mediation methods and focuses on an overall structured approach for high conflict mediation which incorporates these paradigm shifts. What helps is to do the opposite of what we do in traditional mediation (using approaches that work with most people). Their high conflict mediation training provides a new way to enhance your existing mediation skills with paradigm shifts that seem to bring more success when there are one or more high-conflict people involved.You’ll learn how to understand and manage high conflict behavior during mediation and in developing agreements which are sustainable long afterward. 

Cost: ADR Section Members-$25; Non-section Members $50; Judges and Law Students-Free

Register online

About Bill Eddy

Bill Eddy is an attorney, therapist, mediator, author, and the cofounder and chief innovation officer of the High Conflict Institute. He pioneered the High Conflict Personality (HCP) theory and is a leading expert on managing disputes involving people with high conflict personalities. He was the senior family mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center for 15 years, a certified family law specialist lawyer representing clients in family court for 15 years, and a licensed clinical social worker therapist with 12 years’ experience. He serves on the faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law in California and is a conjoint associate professor with the University of Newcastle Law School in Australia. He has been a speaker and trainer in over 30 U.S. states and 10 countries and is the author or coauthor of 16 books (as of 2020) and has a popular blog on the Psychology Today website with over 4 million views.

As an attorney, Bill was a certified family law specialist in California. Prior to becoming an attorney in 1992, he was a licensed clinical social worker with 12 years’ experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples, and families in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics.

He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including:

  • 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
  • High Conflict People in Legal Disputes, 2nd Ed.
  • It’s All YOUR Fault! 12 Tips for Managing People Who Blame Others for Everything
  • SPLITTING: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • BIFF: Quick Responses to High Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns
  • So, What’s Your Proposal?
  • Don’t Alienate the Kids
  • Dating Radar
  • It’s All Your Fault at Work

He is also the developer of the New Ways for Families® method of managing potentially high conflict families in and out of family court, and a method for managing potentially high conflict employees, New Ways for Work. He has also developed and trained hundreds of mediators with his New Ways for Mediation method.



Mary Anne Parks
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