Seven Crucial Questions in Mediation (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
CME (non-Ethics) Credit: 2.0 (CME Information)
Price: $149 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 03/31/2022


A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the March 2019 webcast, Seven Crucial Questions in Mediation.

Topics Covered

Understand the questions you should ask to be prepared for mediation.

  • Understand the most common types of mediation
  • Discover how answering seven questions can maximize your awareness of your client’s situation and real choices
  • Learn how to steer the dynamics of mediation in your client’s favor

You owe it to your clients to steer the dynamics of mediation to their benefit. If you thoughtfully answer the seven questions presented in this seminar, you will be ready to do just that. Exploring these questions with your client, the mediator, and opposing counsel will provide you with the tools to enhance your control of the mediation process, your bargaining outcome, and your client’s satisfaction.

This lecture/discussion style seminar will introduce the most common types of mediation and the techniques mediators use for each. You will learn how to understand and explain to your client the value of their case. You will explore the role of relationships, values, feelings, needs and expectations. The focus of this program will be on the importance of expectations and on how to change the other side’s expectations in mediation. By analyzing these seven questions, you will discover how to maximize your awareness of your client’s situation and the client’s real choices.

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Stephan Paul Carrier, Mediator, Retired Attorney / Washington, DC

Stephan Carrier is a retired lawyer who mediates in the Washington, DC, area. After receiving his JD and MBA degrees from Columbia University, he worked at the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Department of Justice during the deregulation of air transportation. He then moved to the satellite communications industry, working first as counsel at Satellite Business Systems and then as General Counsel at Hughes Network Systems.  

Mr. Carrier has been a mediator for 15 years. He mediates for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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