Upcoming Events

Family Mediation Training: Exploring Best Practices in Family Mediation

June 5-8, 2019
Wednesday through Saturday
9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Anatomy of an Arbitration Clause: Beyond the Basics

In too many transactions, the dispute resolution clause is treated as mere boilerplate. In fact, dispute resolution clauses present an opportunity for lawyers to add significant value to their clients' transactions. Giving thought to issues such as the types of disputes likely to occur, where those disputes will arise, which party is most likely to be claimant and whether the disputes may implicate third parties will assist the drafter in determining the arbitral scheme that best fits the client's interests and expectations, provided the drafter understands the different options available.

This course explores the intricacies of drafting an enforceable arbitration clause, including such topics as joinder, consolidation, arbitrator selection in multiparty disputes, the availability of interim relief and the possibility of appeal. At the conclusion of the course, transactional lawyers will be able to draft enforceable clauses and trial attorneys will be armed with an arsenal for challenging the poorly drafted clause.

To be announced

40 Hour Basic Mediation

April 26-28 and May 3-5, 2019

Fridays  1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p m.
Saturdays  8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  

September 6-8 and 13-15, 2019
Fridays 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center

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Commercial Arbitration Training

This comprehensive four-day course covers all stages of the arbitration process, from the drafting of the arbitration agreement to the enforcement of the arbitral award. This course is taught by Ann Ryan Robertson. Training is offered twice a year and gives 28 MCLE credit hours and 4.75 hours of ethics. More

Basic Mediation Training

This 40-hour training program introduces participants to mediation as a method to resolve conflict. Participants
are taught skills of mediation through the use of lecture, discussion, role-play and individual videotape
sessions. More

Family Mediation Training

Family Mediation Training
Introduces Participants to family mediation as a method of resolving disputes that arise in family relationships in marital dissolution, conservatorship, property division, parentage, SAPCR, guardianship and other family litigation. The principal presenters are Robert Hughes and Tracy Leissner. They have extensive experience co-mediating civil, family, Probate and child welfare cases.