Unique Challenges and Opportunities of Virtual Mediations: Tips and Best Practices From the Trenches

Susan Feder | 2020 MCBA President, Judicate West, Susan Feder Mediation Hon.

Lynn O╩╝Malley Taylor (Ret.) | JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator

Stephen Sulmeyer, J.D., Ph.D | JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator

As virtual mediations become the current norm, our panelists will address the differences in preparing for and conducting mediations remotely. While the program is geared to attorney advocates, it will also be helpful to mediators. You will learn how to more effectively prepare your client and yourself for a successful virtual process. The panel of experienced neutrals will also share the hiccups and glitches they have experienced in remote sessions, and will invite participants to share their own stories. Finally, the panel will shed light on what differences can be anticipated when in person mediations begin. A short questionnaire about your experience with virtual mediations will be sent to registrants before the program.