Presentations

"Spinning at Mediation - Posturing, Advocacy and Negotiation to Achieve Success"
A presentation given to the Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Association which discusses:  (1) important differences between mediation advocacy and trial advocacy; (2) what is meant by,  and the use of, “spinning;” and, (3) the five stages of mediation advocacy (pre-mediation, joint session, private caucuses, near the end - "impasse", post-mediation for continuing negotiations).  This presentation qualifies for one (1) hour Regular credit, one (1) hour Trial credit, and one (1) hour Professionalism credit.

"Preparing for Mediation"
A presentation given at an Institute of Continuing Legal Education program which discusses four key aspects of preparing for mediation:  (1) preparing yourself; (2) preparing your client; (3) preparing the mediator; and, (4) preparing your opponent (yes that is important too!).  This presentation qualifies for one (1) hour Regular credit, one (1) hour Trial credit and, one (1) hour Professionalism credit.

"Mediation Ethics (You mean I have to think about that stuff for mediation too?)"
A presentation given at an Institute of Continuing Legal Education program discussing:  (1) applicable Georgia rules and standards, as well as, pertinent local rules of state and federal courts; (2) the duty of counsel to advise clients on alternative dispute resolution; (3) requirements for competency in the law and competent representation in a mediation; (4) potential conflict of interest situations; (5) good faith/full authority to settle; (6) ex parte communications with the mediator; (7) advocacy and negotiation; (8) confidentiality; and, (9) the ethical responsibilities of mediators.  This presentation qualifies for one (1) hour Regular credit, one (1) hour Trial credit and, one (1) hour Ethics credit.

"ADR for Business Disputes"
A presentation given at an Institute of Continuing Legal Education program which discusses:  (1) why and when to use ADR in business disputes; (2) what types of business disputes are appropriate for ADR; (3) pre-suit counseling of clients on the potential use of ADR; (4) arbitration of the dispute; (5) mediation of the dispute; and, (5) use of “Early Case Assessment” and “Early Case Resolution.”  This presentation qualifies for one (1) hour Regular credit, one (1) hour Trial credit and, one (1) hour Professionalism credit.

"What I Think I Have Learned About Mediation-Keys to Success and Keys to Failure"
A presentation for an Institute of Continuing Legal Education program which discusses numerous things counsel should think about to achieve a successful result at a mediation based upon Ray's experience representing clients in mediations and serving as a mediator. This presentation qualifies for one (1) hour of Regular credit, one (1) hour of Trial credit and one (1) hour Professionalism credit

Ten Things (and maybe more) Mediators "Hate" About Lawyers
A presentation for an Institute of Continuing Legal Education program discussing what lawyers sometimes do to make a mediator's efforts to assist in settling a case more difficult.  This presentation qualifies for one 1) hour of Regular credit, on (1) hour of Trial credit and one (1) hour of Professionalism credit.

"Success at Mediation, Defining and Achieving It"
A presentation given at an Institute of Continuing Legal Education program which discusses: (1) What constitutes success at a mediation; (2) Proper preperation by counsel of him/herself, the client, the mediator and even the opponent; (3) Advocacy; (4) Negotiation; (5) Psychological barriers which get in the way of resolution.

"What Mediators Can Do to Help You Settle Cases - Ethics and Techniques"
A presentation given at an Institute of Continuing Legal Education program which discusses what, how and why mediators do what they do. It also discusses ethical standards mediators must adhere to.

"Mediation Ethics for Mediators"
A presentation given to registered mediators which discusses ethical standards mediators must adhere to and how they impact techniques and approaches used by mediators.

"What Mediators Do to Help Settle Cases"
A presentation given to registered mediators which discusses techniques and approaches mediators frequently use to assist parties in reaching resolution.

"We (Mediators) All Have Problems"
A presentation for mediators which discusses common difficulties which arise during a mediation and how mediators deal with them.

"Negotiations During Caucuses - The Role of the Mediator as an 'Assistor'"
A presentation for mediators which discusses mediation being "assisted negotiation", the stages of negotiation typically occuring during private caucuses and, how what a mediator does during different stages.

"What Can Our 'Consumers' Learn from Us - Educating Them on Keys to Success and Keys to Failure" 
A presentation for mediators focusing on what mediators might say in discussions with, or presentations to, lawyers on how to best represent their clients in mediations.

"What Can We Learn Fom Our 'Consumers' - What Do They Expect and Want Mediators to Do?"
A presentation for mediators focusing on what lawyers and parties look to mediators to do based upon surveys and personal experiences.

Please contact Ray at 706-823-4250 or rchadwick@chadwickmediation.com if you would like to arrange for any of these free CLE presentations. The only cost is the administrative fee required by, and payable to, the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency: $5 for each hour of Ethics, Trial and Regular credit; $15 for the one hour Professionalism credit.

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Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-823-4250
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Our Mission: To provide an impartial, constructive and forward-thinking means for resolving disputes with integrity and the preservation of dignity for all involved.