Inside the Mind of a Mediator: Avoiding Impasse and Maximizing Outcomes in Mediation


Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. ET |11 a.m. PT

Cost: Complimentary

Credits: This program is approved for 1.0 CLE Credit in NY, NJ, CA, and IL for ALL LIVE ATTENDEES who view this event for 50+ minutes. (see bottom of page for details)*

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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.

The program, “Inside the Mind of a Mediator:  Avoiding Impasse and Maximizing Outcomes in Mediation” 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

REGISTER NOW! (Not able to attend? STILL REGISTER you will receive an email with how to access the recording of the event)


Hon. Peter B. Skelos (Ret.)

Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 2nd Dept., Nassau

NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)


Michael W. Emerson, Esq.

Former General Counsel, Signature Bank; Hearing Officer

NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Continuing Education Credits:*

CLE credit is approved for this event.

To qualify:

  • 1.0 CLE Credit will be earned by ALL LIVE ATTENDEES who viewed this event for 50+ minutes.
    •  You must attend live.
    • You must view the event for 50+ minutes.
    • You cannot watch the program in a group if you wish to earn CLE credits.
    • If you do choose to watch the event in a group, ensure that you are also logged in on your own personal device, under your log-in credentials, as we will need proof of your attendance. (Though it is highly recommended that you view the event from your own personal device).
  • We have applied for CLE credit in the jurisdictions of NY, NJ, IL, and CA.
    • If you are in NY or NJ, you will need to retain the CLE code which will be announced during the live webcast.
  • If you are not in one of the listed jurisdictions, you may reach out to after the live event for a certificate of attendance that you can submit to your CLE board.
  • CLE certificates will not be available until 5 business days after the live event at which time you will receive an email letting you know that your CLE certificate is available to be downloaded.