Share briefs before the mediation. Make sure your client understands the process and purpose of mediation. Remove the emotion before you start. Determine the value of that which is the subject of the negotiation.

Getting the Best Result at Mediation

The skills and techniques presented in this CLE course can be deployed by both criminal & civil law attorneys — in addition to mediators & arbitrators and many other legal professionals.

Doug Barker has been involved in alternative dispute resolution since 1984 and he has learned many lessons about mediating cases over the last 35 years. In this fast moving, information packed course, Doug will mainly discuss selecting the right mediator, the three phases to the mediation, fundamental points for success, negotiation strategies and negotiating with insurance companies. To access the course please click here: Tips for Achieving the Best Possible Results at Mediation.

Doug also covers:

* The lawyer as mediator

* Building rapport

* Talking about the issues

* Solutions

* Setting the tone of the mediation

* What do you owe your client?

* Pace

* Negotiating for a target number

* Making the adjustor a believer

Doug Barker was a highly successful civil litigator from 1980 to 2014, both as a shareholder at San Diego’s largest law firm, and then as the managing partner of a full service civil litigation firm. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Barker has been extremely active as an arbitrator and mediator for over 30 years. 

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

* Alaska (AK)

* Arizona (AZ)

* California (CA)

* Connecticut (CT)

* District of Columbia (DC)

* Illinois (IL)

* Maryland (MD)

* Massachusetts (MA)

* Michigan (MI)

* Missouri (MO)

* New Hampshire (NH)

* New Jersey (NJ)

* New York (NY)

* North Dakota (ND)

* Pennsylvania (PA)

* South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.