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MCLE Classes & Events

2020 Minors Counsel Training Series: WEBINARS: Minors Counsel Training

Tuesday, September 22: WEBINAR: Special Needs Children

Tuesday, September 29: WEBINAR: Determining the Child's Best Interest

Wednesday, September 30: WEBINAR: Advising Employers on COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

Monday, October 5: WEBINAR: Preserving Evidence in Remote Depositions

Thursday, October 8: WEBINAR: Domestic Violence & Child Abuse for Family Attorneys

Friday, October 16: WEBINAR: Presenting Your Case to the Court

Wednesday, October 21: WEBINAR: Bringing a Child’s Voice to Court

Wednesday, October 28: WEBINAR: Child Abuse in Custody Cases

Monday, November 2: WEBINAR: E-Discovery

Tuesday, November 17: WEBINAR: Native American Law

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Alternate Dispute Resolution Section

Friendly Persuasion

Mediator Influence, Mediator Manipulation, or Mediator Coercion?

From the moment they enter the picture, mediators influence the nature of the parties’ dispute. In this workshop we will examine the mediator’s conscious and unconscious use of persuasion – the predominant forms it takes, the effectiveness of each approach, and the consequences for the parties and the mediator of employing them. We will also explore how counsel representing parties in media on can recognize and address mediator coercion and how lawyers can employ persuasion most effectively in aid of their clients

Curtis, Dana 7-30-19

Dana Curtis, Esq., Dana Curtis Mediation

Ms. Curtis is a pioneer and leader in the Bay Area alternative dispute resolution Meld, beginning her full-time practice in 1991. Her career includes four years as a staff mediator for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and recognition as a “Top 50″ California neutral. She conducts mediation training throughout the U.S. and internationally, including for ten years at Stanford Law School and, currently, in Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, where she co-teaches Mediating Disputes and at Santa Clara Law School, where she directs the Conflict Resolution Program and teaches courses in mediation and negotiation.

Lawrence Larry Mills, JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator

Larry Mills, Esq., JAMS

Mr. Mills brings to his ADR practice an accomplished and multi-faceted career of over 35 years as a lawyer specializing in litigation and business counseling, and over 25 years of experience as an arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Mills is well known in the ADR Meld, and, in addition to being a Fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators and a Distinguished Fellow in International Academy of Mediators, he has served as Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution.

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Time: Check-In: 3:45 pm; Presentation: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Dana Curtis, Esq., Dana Curtis Mediation
Larry Mills, Esq., JAMS

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MCLE: 1.0 Unit, Participatory Credit in General Law

Registration Fee:
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$45–SCBA Barristers Club Members in First 5 Years of Practice
$20–Students (with proof of current enrollment)

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