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New Methods to Mediate in Your Practice
Cosponsored by the OBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Oklahoma Bar Center
1901 North Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Click here for location map and driving directions
CLE CREDIT: This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 6 hours of mandatory CLE credit, including 0 hours of ethics.
Non-ADR Section Members - $200.00 for Early-bird registrations with payment received by February 23, 2018; Registration received after February 23, 2018 increases $25 and an additional $50 from early-bird rate for walk-ins. To receive a $10 discount on in-person programs register online
ADR Section Members - $150.00 for Early-bird registrations with payment received by February 23, 2018; Registration received after February 23, 2018 increases $25 and an additional $50 from early-bird rate for walk-ins. To receive a $10 discount on in-person programs register online
Law students may attend for free but must register by calling Renee at 405-416-7029 or emailing ReneeM@okbar.org.
All programs may be audited (no materials or CLE credit) for $50 by emailing ReneeM@okbar.org to register.
Registration includes continental breakfast and a networking lunch.
CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations will be accepted at any time prior to the seminar date; however, a $25 fee will be charged for cancellations made within four full business days of the seminar date. No requests for refunds or cancellations will be accepted on or after the seminar date.
Featured Trainer: Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator and the President of High Conflict Institute. He developed the "High Conflict Personality" theory (HCP Theory) and has become an international expert on managing disputes involving high conflict personalities and personality disorders. He provides training on this subject to lawyers, judges, mediators, managers, human resource professionals, businesspersons, healthcare administrators, college administrators, homeowners’ association managers, ombudspersons, law enforcement, therapists and others. He has been a speaker and trainer in over 25 states, several provinces in Canada, Australia, France and Sweden. He has taught Negotiation and Mediation at the University of San Diego School of Law for six years and he is on the part-time faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and the National Judicial College.
Clients with high-conflict personality disorders or traits need more structure, encouragement and positive skills to use during the mediation process. However, the same approach can be used with any clients. This full-day training will present the steps of New Ways for Mediation℠, a simple, but highly-structured method which teaches and reinforces client skills including asking questions, making agendas, making proposals and responding appropriately. It discourages storytelling, emotional confrontations and blaming behavior, based on the belief that many issues are irresolvable for people with high-conflict personality disorders. This training will include an explanation of the process, video examples and practice exercises. These skills can be used with any case.
After this training participants will be able to: 1) Describe the basic conflict dynamics of five “high-conflict” personality disorders; 2) Apply EAR Statements℠ in the face of client anxiety and anger; 3) Describe the proposal-focused structure and rationale of New Ways for Mediation℠; 4) Guide clients in a 3-step process of making and responding to proposals; and, 5) Manage high-conflict client resistance to final resolution of their conflict.
8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Understanding the conflict dynamics and special needs of five types of personality-disordered clients: narcissistic, borderline, paranoid, antisocial and histrionic. Related brain research will be presented, which lends insight into several paradigm shifts in how to assist these clients.
9:50 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Skills for Mediators: Connect with EAR, Structure, Educate
Skills to teach Clients to use throughout mediation process:
1) Asking more questions;
2) Making their own agenda with mediator assistance;
3) Making proposals, asking questions about proposals, and reasonably responding to proposals; and
4) Making lasting decisions.
Pre-Mediation Coaching Option
11:40 p.m. Networking Lunch (Included in registration)
12:10 p.m. Structuring the process (New Ways for Mediation℠), including the paradigm shifts of each step.
Step 1: Establishing control and providing structure
Step 2: Gathering information and making their agenda
Step 3: Making proposals and analyzing them
Step 4: Making decisions and finalizing them
Practicing Steps 1 and 2
1:50 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. Practicing Steps 3 and 4
Closing questions and answers
2:50 p.m. Adjourn
Webcast Available: This program will also be webcast for $200.00