The Role of the Mediator
Duration: 61 minutes
Although mediation has grown to be the most common form of alternative dispute resolution in the U.S. legal system, its rise in popularity only began about 20 or 30 years ago. Because of this, the mediator’s role is still evolving. In this course, several aspects of the role of the mediator are examined by Bobby Harges (law professor at Loyola University), Paul Breaux (chair of Louisiana State Bar’s alternative dispute resolution section), Tamara Fackrell (master mediator and primary trainer for the state of Utah), Trey Bergman (president of Bergman ADR Group in Houston, Texas), Mark Myers (founder of the ADR firm Resolutions), Judge John Coselli (mediator, arbitrator, and district court judge in Texas), and Jennifer Segura (full-time mediator in San Diego, California).
After defining the basic role of the mediator, these presenters discuss what a mediator can accomplish that can’t be achieved in traditional negotiation, evaluative vs. facilitative styles of negotiation, the role of the mediator regarding pro se litigants, lawyer vs. non-lawyer mediators, communication tips for mediators, developing creative solutions, resolving an impasse, qualities to consider in selecting a mediator, and how successful mediators market themselves.
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