Bar Association of Montgomery County

CLE: Winning Mediation Techniques and Understanding Recent Changes in the Mediation Rule

Monday, January 14, 2013 (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)

Speaker: David Bulitt, Esq. of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA
Stephen Moss, Esq. of Delaney McKinney, LLP

David Bulitt of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA, will discuss techniques for preparing for mediation, including picking a mediator, preparing yourself and your client for mediation, and what documents and information to provide to the mediator.  Mr. Bulitt will also discuss vital mediation and negotiation skills during mediation, including effectively using a mediator to get your client a positive result.  Stephen Moss of Delaney McKinney, LLP will discuss the recent changes in the mediation rules and adapting your mediation practice to avoid malpractice pitfalls. Mr. Moss will also discuss the new Maryland Mediation Confidentiality Act.  Every family lawyer needs to know how to implement your client's right to confidentiality under the Act,  what terms should be included in mediation agreements by mediators to create or restrict confidentiality and when courts can require parties and mediators to testify about what occurred at a mediation.

Julie Christopher, Kathryn McDonough & Maureen Renehan
Family Law Section Co-Chairs

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