WEBCAST: Inside the Mind of the Mediator: Avoiding Impasse and Maximizing Outcomes in Mediation
Previously recorded: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Although mediation resolves most disputes, some mediations end in impasse. Such disappointments can usually be avoided and positive resolutions achieved when advocates are armed with knowledge of common mediation pitfalls, and develop negotiation skills that can enhance mediation outcomes.
Presented by two of NAM’s highly regarded neutrals, Hon. Peter B. Skelos and Michael W. Emerson, Esq., will cover key issues in dispute resolution, with a focus on how to maximize outcomes, as well as avoid impasse in mediation.
In this webcast you’ll learn:
- Tips on maximizing outcomes in mediation
- Strategies to avoid impasse in negotiations
- Best practices on working with your mediator
- Practical guidance on crafting mediation briefs and presenting opening statements
- Common ethical issues, concerns and last-minute surprises that may arise in mediation and how to mitigate them
About NAM’s Presenters
Michael W. Emerson, Esq.is a financial services industry veteran who has practiced law for more than thirty-five years. He has served as a U.S. General Counsel and a Deputy General Counsel at several of the world’s largest financial institutions. A long-time proponent of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mr. Emerson uses his extensive experience in the financial services industry when mediating and arbitrating in a private ADR forum. He is recognized by his peers both for his keen legal acumen and for his deep business background and experience, making him exceptionally well-qualified to be an effective mediator and arbitrator with NAM.
Judge Peter B. Skelos’ illustrious career includes 11 years spent as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department where he served until his retirement in 2015. Honorable Skelos’ ability to approach matters fairly and in an unbiased manner combined with his even temperament and incisive questioning make him extremely well-suited to the role of arbitrator / mediator. Further, as a former appellate judge, he has the ability to fairly and expertly identify and resolve disputed questions of law.
Hon. Peter B. Skelos and Michael W. Emerson, Esq. are available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the New York Metro area.
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