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Getting Started

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A CAPABLE DESCRIPTION OF THE MEDIATION PROCESS

Define Mediation: Assisted Negotiation

Describe Key Qualities:

  • voluntary
  • collaborative
  • controlled
  • confidential
  • informed
  • impartial, neutral, balanced and safe
  • self-responsible, relatively satisfying

 

INITIAL CONTACTS

  • immediate caucus
  • rely on descriptive materials
  • separate introductory meeting or phase
  • sample contact materials
 

SAMPLE MEDIATOR'S OPENING STATEMENT

  • Introductions
  • Prior Contacts
  • Define and Describe Process
  • Impartiality & Neutrality
  • Logistics
  • Caucus
  • Confidentiality
  • Suggested Ground Rules
  • Answer Questions
  • Joint Commitment
 

SAMPLE INTRODUCTORY SESSION AGENDA

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Today: Introductory, Easy, Educational, Confidential
  • Prior Contacts
  • Your and Your Situation
  • Overview of Mediation
  • Fees and Costs
  • Attorneys and Court
  • Memorializing Progress
  • A Next Session?
 

RESOLVING PRESSING ISSUES

  • Interim
  • Not Precedental
  • Not Admissible
  • Retroactive Application of Eventual Resolution
 

SAMPLE WORKING SESSION AGENDA

  • Finalize Agreement to Mediate
  • Confirm Additional Process Agreements
  • Identify Desired Information & Documentation
  • Share of Perspectives
  • Identify and Expand Easy Points of Agreement and Shared Interests
  • Indentify Respective Interests
  • Establish Capable Problem-Solving Statements
  • Discuss and Negotiate Issues
    • Interests, Positive Intentions, Goals
    • Options
    • Selection Decisions
    • Integration
  • Draft, Refine and Implement

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Online Training Manual

Getting Started
Qualities of Mediation
Initial Contacts
Appointment Letter
Client Info
Agreement to Mediate
ABA/AAA/ACR Standards
OMA Standards
Family Mediation Standards
Letter to Legal Counsel
Introductory Session
Follow-up Letter
Ground Rules
Pressing Issues
Working Session



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