The Mediator Forum Redux: Where Mediators Learn from Mediators

When:  May 4, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (ET)

The Mediator Forum: Where Mediators Learn from Mediators IS BACK!  The ADR Section Skills Team is pleased to announce the return of our popular Regional Mediator Forum, newly redesigned for Zoom in a time of COVID. 

The program consists of facilitated small group discussions about some of the hottest and most important aspects of mediation practice management.  Join with colleagues, friends and even your competitors to discuss how other practitioners handle key issues and practices.  Come join us to share your experience, your ideas, your approach. Each break out room will be “staffed” by an experienced member of the ADR Section to facilitate the discussion and bring out the best ideas.

Here’s a golden opportunity to learn from one another; meet the people who make up this ADR world in which we operate. Network with colleagues and friends and hear how others handle the practical, nuts-and-bolts issues of their business.  Some of the topics include:

  • Marketing: What are successful practitioners doing to build or expand their market?
  • Billing practices: From collecting advance retainers to adjournment/cancellation fees; from charging for travel to collection enforcement; from hourly to daily rates, learn what mediators are doing to get paid.
  • Use of written agreements: Should you have one? Are they long or short?  What’s the purpose?  Who uses them?  What do they say?  What do they do for you?
  • Pre-mediation conference calls: When are they used? How are they used?  What function do they perform?  Can you charge for them?  What’s the point? 
  • Documenting settlement agreements: Who does the drafting? Which is preferred: a memorandum of understanding, a term sheet, or a final Settlement Agreement and Release of All Claims?

If you struggle with practice management, desire expansion of your business, seek to learn and adopt best practices, the Mediator Forum is for you!  

Enrollment is limited, so sign up now!

Cost: No Admission Charge
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Planners: Earlene Baggett Hayes, Lee Hornberger, Ed Pappas, Shel Stark and Betty Widgeon



Mary Anne Parks
(248) 895-6400