11th Annual Dispute Resolution Seminar: Harnessing the Power of the Master Mediator

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

Advanced mediators see things differently, they hear things differently, and they proceed differently than other mediators. In this Experiential Workshop, we reach far outside of classic mediation training and introduce and practice the tools that advanced mediators draw upon that allow them to function at a higher level, including deep insights in self-awareness, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) to build rapport and understanding, neuroscience and the stages of mediation, the psychology of conflict and manipulation, and raising your perceptual levels. This workshop is for mediators who are prepared to move beyond the confines of evaluative and facilitative processes of mediation and make a difference with their work – both in the lives of their mediation participants, and in themselves. 
Click HERE to download program flyer.

        Lee Jay Berman began as a full-time mediator over 23 years ago, and has successfully mediated over 2,200 matters.  He is a Master Mediator and national panelist with the American Arbitration Association, a Distinguished Fellow with the International Academy of Mediators, a Charter Diplomat with the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, certified by the International Mediation Institute, and a Dispute Resolution Expert with the United Nations Development Programme.  He was Mediator of the Year for the US Bankruptcy Court in California, and California’s Daily Journal twice named him “Top Neutral”.  Also a respected trainer, he founded the American Institute of Mediation, leaving his position as Director of Pepperdine Law School's Mediating the Litigated Case program after seven years.  Lee Jay has trained judges, attorneys and business leaders throughout Europe, the Middle East, India, and Australia.  As an author, he has published dozens of articles, and the ABA will be publishing two of his books in 2017.
Registration Fees, Cancellations and Refunds
• ADR Section Members … $245/$270 After Oct. 6 & On-Site
• Non-Section Members … $320/$345 After Oct. 6 & On-Site

The fee includes electronic course materials, seminar attendance and coffee/refreshment breaks.

On-Site Registrants will be provided the link to download electronic course materials at the time of registration. Seminar manuals will be available for purchase at the seminar.

Important Note: This program is Paper-Free! Electronic program materials are accessible via a link where attendees can download/save OR download/print the seminar materials. The link will be sent to the email address of record you provided to the LSBA, prior to the seminar. We suggest you print the materials in advance and bring them with you. If you choose to review the materials from your electronic device we strongly suggest you charge the laptop battery, as electrical outlets may be limited. Internet access will not be available in the meeting room.

A flash drive can be purchased for $25. Be sure to make your selection by checking the appropriate box on the Registration Form.

Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than Oct. 6. Cancellations will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Absolutely no refunds will be made after Oct. 16.

CLE CREDITS: This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of CLE credits, including 1.25 hour of ethics.
Hotel Information:
Although the LSBA does not have a room block at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel, discount rates for LSBA members may be available. Contact: Allison Crump at (225) 388-5727 or via email at acrump@renaissancebatonrouge.com. Use Booking Code: VUD. Be sure to mention that you are an LSBA member. Click RENAISSANCE BATON ROUGE HOTEL for direct booking link. Availability is not guaranteed. Prevailing rates may apply.

For more information, contact: CLE Dept. at (800) 421-5722

Annette Buras               Bridget Berins
(504) 619-0102            (504) 619-0137

aburas@lsba.org           bridget.berins@lsba.org  

8:30-8:45 a.m.
Welcome, Overview of Session, and Topic Introductions - (.25 credits)

8:45-9:30 a.m.
Identifying the Elements of a Master Mediator - (.75 credits)

9:30-10:00 a.m.
Seeing the World Like an Advanced Mediator - (.5 credits)

10:00-10:15 a.m.

10:15-11:30 a.m.
Advanced Communication Skills and Neurolinguistic Programming for Mediation - (1.25 credits)

11:30a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lunch – ADR Section Annual Meeting
(Must be ADR Section member to attend. Lunch included.)

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Communicating Like an Advanced Mediator - (1 credit)

2:00-2:15 p.m.

2:15-3:30 p.m.
Bias, Impartiality, Manipulation, and Ethics in Mediation - (1.25 credits)

3:15-4:30 p.m.
Intuitive vs. Counterintuitive Mediation Moves - (1.25 credits)

Those who plan and teach LSBA seminar are volunteers. Their generous contributions of time, talent and energy make this and every LSBA seminar a success. We deeply appreciate their work.

The LSBA continues to encourage all its members to participate in the preparation and presentation of LSBA CLE programs.

* Please contact the LSBA CLE Dept. if you have a disability which may require special accommodations at this program. The LSBA is committed to enduring full accessibility for all registrants. *

Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600