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ABI's 40-Hour Mediation Training Program Provides Specialized Skills to Limited Number of Bankruptcy Professionals

ABI/ST. JOHN’S FORTY-HOUR BANKRUPTCY MEDIATION TRAINING ON MAY 17-21 TO PROVIDE PRACTITIONERS WITH INTERACTIVE SESSIONS FOR LEARNING SPECIALIZED BANKRUPTCY MEDIATION SKILLS

 

March 27, 2015, Alexandria, Va. — During the Fifth Annual ABI/St. John’s Forty-Hour Bankruptcy Mediation Training on May 17-21, 2015, in New York, participants develop an understanding of the practice of bankruptcy mediation through a combination of lectures, videos, demonstrations and supervised simulations. This highly interactive program is a collaboration among three leaders in the field of bankruptcy education and mediation training: ABI, St. John’s Center for Bankruptcy Studies and St. John's Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution. Beyond the core skills that are essential for good mediators, participants also learn about specialized bankruptcy issues inherent in bankruptcy mediations, including:

 

·      Understanding the Anatomy of a Successful Bankruptcy Mediation

·      Maximizing Pre-Mediation Opportunities

·      Managing the Multi-Party Dynamics of Bankruptcy Mediation

·      Analyzing Impasses in Bankruptcy and Applying Impasse-Breaking Skills

·      Mediating Valuation Conflicts Without Having the Mediator Evaluate

·      Distinguishing Between Writing Mediation Summaries and Drafting Agreements

·      Defining Bankruptcy Mediation Ethics Within a Collegial Bankruptcy Community

·      Maintaining Momentum and Ensuring Continuity in Multi-Session Mediations

 

At the conclusion of the training, participants receive a Certificate of Completion of ABI/St. John’s Bankruptcy Mediation Training, the Gold Standard of Bankruptcy Mediation Training. Participants also receive a DVD of themselves in action during a mock mediation. The training qualifies for continuing legal education credit; participants are required to commit to attending the entire 40 hours of training in order to receive credit.

 

Registration is limited to 30 attendees for the mediation training program. For more information or to register for the Fifth Annual Forty-Hour Bankruptcy Mediation Training, please click here or call ABI at 703-739-0800.

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ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 12,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.