Workshop Descriptions

Keynote - The Magic of Mediation

  • Speaker: Lee Jay Berman
  • California MCLE: Does not qualify 

Speaker

Lee Jay Berman

Advancing Your Practice Persuasion: Impasse Management Unpacked!
Part 1: Impasse Management - Emotional Interventions

  • Panelists: Debra Dupree, Psy.D., and Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
  • Moderator: Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq.
  • California MCLE: 1.0
  • Sponsored by: Soberlink

Exploration of the emotional dimension of impasse, including cognitive barriers to agreement and effective interventions to manage the psychological condition popularly referred to as “amygdala on overdrive”; the panel will identify and unpack three of the most pervasive emotional states that mediators find challenging in mediated problem solving, settlement negotiations and peacemaking and offer effective interventions for each.

Speaker

Debra Dupree

Bill Eddy

Harold Coleman, Jr.

Advancing Your Practice Persuasion: Impasse Management Unpacked!
Part 2: Impasse Management -- Analytical Tools/Techniques

  • Panelists: Peter Silverman, Esq.
  • Moderator: Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq.
  • California MCLE: 1.0

Litigation forecasting approaches, including applied  probability and basic decision tree analysis using a   simple online outcomes forecasting tool useful to practicing mediators, advocates, and party decision  makers alike.

Speaker

Harold Coleman, Jr.

Peter Silverman

Resilience & Reimaging Resolution: Where Emotional Intelligence Meets Trauma-Informed Facilitation

  • Speaker: Lydia Liberio, Esq., LLM, MCIArb
  • California MCLE: 1.0

Although the pandemic has added layers of complexity for mediators and parties alike, some positive best practices, gained in an academic dean/ombuds role using Carello’s trauma-informed approach facilitating academic success barriers and student disputes, turned out to work surprisingly well in mediations on family law and employment/business panel ADR conducted virtually. The session will reveal the helpful application of lessons from online dispute resolution with trauma-informed emotional intelligence techniques that blend well with existing mediation approaches inspired by Bill Eddy’s BIFF (brief, informative, friendly and firm) approach and Ken Cloke’s cultivation of awareness methods. 

Speaker

Lydia Liberio

SCMA’s “How I Made It” Webinar Series

  • Guest: Eugene Moscovitch
  • Hosts: Richard Erhard and Jennifer Johnston Terando, Esq.
  • California MCLE: Does not qualify

Have you ever looked at a mediator and marveled at the career they’ve built? SCMA is excited to bring our popular, “How I Made It” Webinar Series to this year’s Annual Conference with esteemed mediator, Eugene Moscovitch of Judicate West. Mr. Moscovitch has been recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the “Top 50 Neutrals in California” and a member of the Board of Governors of the International Academy of Mediators for the last 10 years. In addition to mediating over 3000 cases, Gene has guest lectured at UCLA, Southwestern, and the Strauss Institute, presented on the subject of mediation at conferences in London, Paris, New Zealand and Scotland, and traveled to Kenya to lecture for a summer at that country’s most prestigious law schools where he conducted advanced mediation trainings for High Court officials from throughout East Africa.

Join President-Elect, Richard Erhard and Jennifer Johnston Terando for a conversational interview exploring how Eugene got started in mediation, how he developed his noble career, and how you can join the ranks of those who “Have Made It”!

Speaker

Eugene Moscovitch

Richard Erhard

Jennifer Johnston Terando

Evaluative Mediation Techniques- Seven Essential Questions (Whether, When, How, Why, Who, What, and Where?)

  • Speakers: Steven Paul, Esq. and Wendy Kramer
  • California MCLE: Does not qualify

With perhaps few exceptions, do we all engage in various forms and degrees of evaluation in the cases we mediate? Or do we reserve sharing our own viewpoints as to the merits of the dispute before us? Factors such as our own personal styles, jurisdictional norms, dynamics, and subject matter form our evaluative approach in a given case.  In this interactive discussion, we will address the when, how, why, who, what and where (and whether) of engaging in evaluative mediation, and techniques for success. 

Speaker

Steven Paul

Wendy Kramer

Technology Enhancements for Mediation and How to get your Clients on Board

  • Speakers: Susan Guthrie, Esq. and Gary Doernhoefer
  • California CLE: 1.0
  • Sponsored by: ADR Notable

Resolving a dispute, or transforming a relationship, requires an array of human skills. Surrounding those human skills are a thicket of other challenges: case screening and intake, scheduling, virtual and in person communications, getting and using information from the parties, engaging the parties, tracking progress, documenting agreements and eventually analyzing aggregated data. There are a growing number of technology tools available to both parties and practitioners to address these many challenges.  Join industry leader Susan Guthrie and ADR Notable founder Gary Doernhoefer as they take you on a guided tour through new technologies that help parties in conflict find common ground, technologies that are tools for dispute resolution practitioners and even a peek at tomorrow’s technology that could impact the field.

Speaker

Susan Guthrie

Gary Doernhoefer

Closing Plenary

  • Speaker:  L. Randolph Lowry
  • California CLE: Does not qualify

Speaker

L. Randolph Lowry