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Why Mediation May Be Your Client’s Best Option:The Ins and Outs of a Successful Mediation Seminar

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Piedmont Dispute Resolution logo    The Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center Presents a 3-Hour Live Seminar

The last two decades have seen a significant expansion in the use of mediation to deal with civil and family disputes more traditionally disposed of through litigation.  

This live CLE program will provide you with valuable insights and information—key “do’s” and “don’ts”—to help you obtain better mediation results and give your clients their most favorable outcome.

This is a unique opportunity to receive specialized instruction
from a respected Judge and Mediation Specialist

 The course will focus on:

  • What Mediation Is and Isn’t
  • Methods to Help You Negotiate both Ethically and Effectively in Mediation
  • How to Shape the Process to the Dispute
  • How to Choose the Right Mediator
  • What Lawyers and Mediators Can Reasonably Ask and Expect of Each Other
  • What Lines Mediators and Lawyers Should Not Cross
  • How Mediators Can Help with Difficult Clients
  • How to Determine which Attendees are Necessary and Ensure Their Participation
  • How to Effectively Prepare—Case, Client and Mediator—to Enhance the Likelihood of Settlement

 Presenter: The Honorable Stanley P. Klein (Ret.) has conducted approximately 300 mediations since April 2010 in various areas of law and continues to serve as a Neutral with The McCammon Group. He has spoken on mediation at seminars in Virginia and Washington, D.C.  Judge Klein became Senior Counsel at Blankingship & Keith, P.C. in September, 2011 after serving almost 18 years as a judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court. During his tenure on the bench, he served on the Judicial Conference of Virginia’s Executive Committee, Probation and Parole Committee, and Rules Advisory Committee.

Before his full-time appointment to the bench, Judge Klein had a broad-based practice in both civil and criminal law from 1975 to 1992. He was a Substitute Judge in the District Courts from 1983 to 1992 and also served as a Commissioner in Chancery for the Fairfax County Circuit Court for approximately 10 years.

Judge Klein formerly taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law and was also at the Washington College of Law at American University. He has been teaching Virginia judges at their New Judge Orientation Program since 2006 and has lectured on various topics at dozens of legal seminars in Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Judge Klein received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1972 and his Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1975.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 8:30 — 11:30 AM   *Registration begins at 8:00 AM

Stonewall Golf Club at Lake Manassas, 15601 Turtle Point Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155

 Approval pending for: 3 MCLE hours, including,1 hour of ethics and 3 CME hours General & Family 

CLE Early Registration: $100.00

 Registration: $125.00 after Sept. 20th or at the door, space permitting

Registration includes printed course materials and continental breakfast

Phone  540.347.6650              Web:      PiedmontDisputeResolution.org Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7869671399

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