Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
The ADR section will be meeting on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 5:30 pm in the Bar Association upstairs conference room.
The topic will be an important but controversial issue, “how much of the law does a mediator need to know to mediate a case?” Some mediators believe that unless you know the substantive law you should not mediate the case. Many family law and personal injury mediators are passionate about that position. But other mediators believe that mediation is about fairness, not the law and therefore it is much more important to have good mediation skills rather than legal knowledge. We will have presentations and a round table discussion, relevant both to mediators and to non-mediators who have to choose mediators for their clients. This is an important discussion, so don’t miss out.
Coming up: “Boilerplate language—what does it mean? What’s necessary and not necessary?" If you prepare the settlement agreement, how much do you review the “standard language” with the clients before putting it in the agreement?”
If you would like to get more involved in the section, or help with presentations, please contact Bob Baum, section chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-610-0610.
Robert L. Baum
Section MeetingsNovember 13, 2014
Meetings will be held at 5:30PM in the upstairs conference room of the Bar Association building.