The Effects of Stress and Remote Work on Mediation: Part Two

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The Effects of Stress and Remote Work on Mediation: Part Two

May 26, 2022

Hosted by the Mediation Committee

Mediators are akin to psychologists, using skills of diplomacy and psychology to attempt to bring divergent people to a consensus. At ABI's 2022 Annual Spring Meeting, Dr. Bruce Rabin discussed how nearly two years of remote work has taken a psychological toll on people. From the standpoint of legal practice in general and mediation in particular, this has impacted everything from how we do business and how we relate to legal adversaries to how both mediators and mediation parties interact with each other and make decisions. As a follow-up to Dr. Rabin’s presentation, this webinar will discuss further the impacts, pros and cons, of remote mediation, which has forced mediators to adapt their skills to an environment where the parties never get in the same room. What difficulties does remote mediation present? What observations have been made on how remote mediation has affected the decision-making process? Does remote mediation pose unique challenges to obtaining a settlement? What has been made easier using remote technologies? This webinar will also report on the results of a survey the Mediation Committee conducted regarding members' thoughts and comments about remote mediation, and whether it is here to stay in some hybrid fashion.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

1:00 - 2:30 PM EST

This webinar is free to attend, and CLE is available to members in qualifying states.*

Hon. Judith K.
Fitzgerald (ret.),

Tucker Law

Connor Bifferato
The Bifferato Firm

Judith Elkin
Pachulski Stang
Ziehl & Jones
New York

Michael J. Riela
Tannenbaum Helpern
Syracuse & Hirschtritt
New York

Emily Wall
Cavazos Hendricks
Poirot, P.C.

* 1.0 hour of general CLE credit is available in the following pre-approved 60-minute-hour states (1.8 hours in 50-minute-hour states): AK, AL, AR, CA, DE, GA, IL, MO, NJ, PA, SC, TN, TX, VT, WI and WV. These states follow an approved-jurisdiction policy: AZ, CO, CT, NH and NY. ABI will submit attendance to DE, IL, NV, PA, TN and TX. Attendees from Illinois claiming credit more than 30 days after an event will be charged the $25 Illinois late-credit claim fee that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. For those jurisdictions not listed, ABI will not seek direct accreditation; attorneys will need to self-submit. Some states might not allow self-submission. ABI will issue certificates for attorneys to self-submit for approval. ABI charges an administrative fee of $5 for Members and $25 for non-members upon requesting CLE credit for this program. Further details will be provided the day of the event.