Mediation knowledge and skills are an increasingly important adjunct to legal practice. There are significant differences between being a legal adviser for litigation purposes and being an adviser in mediation or as a lawyer/mediator. Not the least is that within the range of solutions available to parties are non-justiciable ones. What’s more, it’s about the parties, not the law.
Our training is focused on lawyers as mediators or lawyers in the mediation process. You will learn new skills and learn to “park” some skills that you currently possess as a lawyer.
Part A is about learning to improve your represention of parties at mediation and understanding of mediation. It will include identifying the learning (and unlearning) necessary to be a mediator and then practising some of the skills.Part B is the next stage of improving and increasing skills, with a focus on disputes in family, employment and general civil/commercial law.
You will be able to:
This workshop will commence on a Friday evening and continue on Saturday and Sunday. We use a range of instruction and learning techniques, including formal instruction, Socratic method, small group discussion and problem identification and practice. You are required to do some pre-course reading and, in order to gain your certificate of completion, you will complete a short post-course assignment.
This course is for lawyers who do not have formal training in mediation – but who want to either gain an understanding of it so that they can better assist their clients going to mediation or who wish to train for and to consider becoming a mediator.Note: The workshop is limited to 30 people.
Soon after you register you will be sent the set text Mediation: Principles, Process and Practice – Boulle, Goldblatt and Green. Shortly thereafter you will be sent the course materials folder that will contain other reading that you complete before the course and then brush up on during the two days.
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|Wellington||12 - 14 October|
Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 10 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session. If you cancel your registration before the closing date, a refund will be made, less a $100 administration fee. After the closing date, there will be no refund. You may transfer your registration until five working days before the presentation. Please advise NZLS CLE Ltd in writing of the change.
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