Ethical and Effective Advocacy in Mediation

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

Wednesday, September 30, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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Wednesday, October 21, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, December 1, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
CME (non-Ethics) Credit: 2.0 Pending (CME Information)
Registration Fee: $159

Information

Why Attend?

  • Learn when mediation is appropriate, and how to talk with your client about mediation
  • Understand how a mediation session actually works, the roles of the parties involved, how you should prepare yourself and your client for a mediation session, and what to do once the session is over
  • Recognize your ethical responsibilities during the actual mediation
  • Pending Continuing Mediator Education (CME) Credit as well!

Listen as John McCammon, founder and president of The McCammon Group, and James Barkley, mediator and arbitrator with The McCammon Group, share their thoughts on when mediation might be in a client’s best interest, and how you can best talk with your client about mediation. Our speakers will advise you on how to prepare yourself and your client for a productive and successful mediation session, focusing on the ethical rules regarding competence, communication, scope of representation, and diligence. Finally, they will walk you through a mediation session, offering advice and highlighting your ethical responsibilities regarding opening presentations, negotiations, and closing the mediation, and suggestions for follow-ups.

Topics to be covered include:

  • When is mediation appropriate, and how should you talk with your client about mediation?
  • How does a mediation session actually work?  What are the roles of the parties involved, and how should you prepare yourself and your client for a mediation session?
  • What are your ethical responsibilities during the actual mediation?
  • What should you do once the session is over?  How do you best follow up from the mediation? 
 

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Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
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Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 30) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Ethical and Effective Advocacy in Mediation
1:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (October 21) (Eastern Time)

2:00 Ethical and Effective Advocacy in Mediation
4:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (December 1) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Ethical and Effective Advocacy in Mediation
1:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

James W. Barkley, The McCammon Group / Charlottesville

James W. Barkley was a founding partner of Morin & Barkley LLP, where he focused a substantial portion of his practice on complex litigation involving construction, insurance coverage, products liability, and commercial litigation. Since 2016, Mr. Barkley devoted most of his practice to serving as a mediator, and in 2020, he joined The McCammon Group to provide mediation and arbitration services on a full-time basis. He has mediated a wide variety of disputes, including construction, insurance coverage, real estate, commercial, personal injury, and property damage liability matters. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia. From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Barkley was a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Construction Law and Public Contracts Section. He speaks and writes frequently on construction and insurance coverage issues and mediation. Mr. Barkley earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a J.D., with honors, from George Washington University.

John B. McCammon, The McCammon Group / Richmond

John McCammon is the founder and president, The McCammon Group.  He is a Certified Mediator by the Supreme Court of Virginia and a recipient of the Excellence in Pioneering in ADR, Office of the Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia.  Mr. McCammon is a frequent lecturer and author on Alternative Dispute Resolution processes and trends for law firms, bar associations, law schools, and business groups.

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