March 3, 2006
St. Patrick and mediation
What do St. Patrick and mediation have in common? If you missed the opportunity to learn all you need to know regarding the new act, here's an opportunity to get up to speed on St. Paddy's Day, March 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Implementation of the Uniform Mediation Act after Oct. 29, 2005 subjected the mediation process to new regulations. Do you know how the UMA changed Ohio law on privilege? What is privileged under the UMA and more important what is not? Who can assert a mediation privilege and to what extent? Which of your client's communications are protected? Under the UMA when is it that mediation communications begin? Hint: It's earlier than you think.
Sponsored by the Alternative Dispute Resolution committee, the 3.0 hour video replay of the December 2005 seminar "Uniform Mediation Act" featuring Harold D. Paddock, Maria L. Mone of the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution/Conflict Management and Shirley A. Cochran, answers these and other questions about the new regulations and how this impacts the mediation process.
Find out what UMA is and why and how it was created; the basics of UMA including the scope of the UMA (R. C. 2710.01 and .02); UMA privilege, including what is it, who has it, how broad is it and when it is waived (R. C. 2710.03); and exceptions to the privilege, including what things are never privileged (R. C. 2710.05).
Additional provisions, including limited reporting, confidentiality, mediator duties,
the role of non-parties and electronic communications, will be covered as well. Practical considerations including managing privilege v. confidentiality, judicial settlement conferences, when to get it in writing and who tells what to the judge will all be discussed.
Don't let this second chance get away - register online at www.cbalaw.org or phone 614/221.4112. The cost is $85 prepaid/$95 day of for members, $115 prepaid/$125 day of for non-members and $55 prepaid/$65 day of for paralegals.