LSS  March2019 Mediation (1)

Litigation Skills Series: Mediation

  • When: 28 March 2019, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Where: Arnold & Porter (601 Massachusetts Avenue NW)
  • Cost: $45 for WCL Members; $85 for non-members

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Mediation can be an effective way of resolving disputes between parties with minimal costs and effective results. Mediation can be used in a wide variety of cases from complex civil cases to small claims, family, and landlord-tenant cases. And mediation provides many advantages to both parties.

Our training begins with a presentation focused on mediation and negotiation theory. Melissa Reinberg, mediator and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, will explore tips for effective client preparation, using leverage in negotiations, and identifying the Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement.

Then, each participant will have the opportunity to participate in two different mock mediation sessions of a typical Landlord & Tenant case. In one session, participants will participate in the mediation as the lawyer representing one of the parties, and in the other they will play the role of the client. The mediations will be conducted by experienced mediators from the Multi-door Dispute Resolution Division of D.C. Superior Court.

The training will conclude with lunch and an opportunity to debrief and ask questions.

Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of the D.C. Bar Foundation. Please email Nancy Lopez at for more information on applying for a scholarship.