March 20, 2009
A Trial Lawyer, A Mediator and A Chief Justice walked into a Bar…
~ written by Terri Gregori, Chair, Columbus Bar ADR Committee
There is no punch line, sorry. But, there is a PUNCH! Columbus Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee has put together the CLE that every trial lawyer who represents clients in mediation must attend. No, the speakers are not going to draw charts of mediation styles or educate you on academic mediation theory—not that these things are unimportant to the right crowd. For you, litigators, we have put together a real “nuts and bolts” program on mediation issues that relate to your practice.
“The Advocate In Mediation: Basic and Higher Level Concepts” is a morning CLE program offered on April 27 and, as the title suggests, the topics will appeal to every practitioner, regardless of experience. For the newer lawyer, you can learn a bit about traditional persuasion in opening remarks at mediation or what Ohio statute gives great incentive to reduce mediation agreements to writing. On the other hand, for the more advanced practitioner, come and see how power point technology can play a significant role in the right case or learn how to incorporate more novel resolutions into those written agreements. Even better, these topics will be presented by cut-above speakers who, by way of experience and style, promise to deliver interesting, quality information. The program will be led off by Sara Rudolph Cole, Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at OSU’s Moritz College of Law. Professor Cole will be followed by leading litigation attorneys in Columbus including Samuel Wampler, Bricker & Eckler ; and Mark Landes, Isaac Brant Ledman & Teetor. Anchoring the program will be Harold Paddock to tell you what you really need to know about mediation privilege under the OMA.
At the conclusion of accredited instruction, all attendees will be invited to join in lunch and listen to Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer, who has generously accepted an invitation to provide his retrospective and prospective thoughts about ADR in our community.
By any standard, this program will prove to be a terrific experience and value. Register online or call 614/221.4112 for event #MD090427. Member cost is $105 prepaid/$120 day-of, non-member cost is $150 prepaid/$165 day-of, and non-attorney cost is $75 prepaid/$90 day-of.