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Modern Mediation Techniques

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Modern Mediation Techniques



(1 Week) 4th - 8th September 2023

(2 Weeks) 4th - 15th September 2023


1 Week = $2245

2 Weeks = $4200

Mode of delivery

Online and in-person

Introduction and Overview

  • Key Definitions: Conflict and Mechanisms for Resolution
  • Types of Alternative Dispute Methods: Arbitration, Negotiation, Mediation and Conciliation
  • Special Considerations for the Advocate, the Litigant, and Government Actors

Why Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Cost of Conflict
  • Power, Rights and Interests
  • Stairway of Dispute Resolution
  • Contrasts in Conflict Across Culture
  • Mediation and ADR
  • Phases of Mediation and Negotiation
  • Compare and Contrast Mediation and Arbitration

The Legal Framework


  • Legal Questions Around Arbitration
  • Selecting an Arbitral Forum
  • Drafting the Arbitration Clause
  • Language of ADR
  • Hearings and Hearing Procedures for Arbitration


  • Mediation Ethics and Integrity
  • Mediator’s Role
    • Communication
    • Mediation Process
    • Cross-Cultural Issues



Simulated Exercises


Judge Anne Williams (Ret.), a trailblazer and leader, heads Jones Day's efforts to advance the rule of law in Africa. Devoted to promoting the effective delivery of justice worldwide, particularly in Africa, she has partnered with judiciaries, attorneys, NGOs, and the U.S. Departments of Justice and State to lead training programs in Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. She also has taught at the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.

President Ronald Reagan nominated her in 1985 to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, making her the first woman of color to serve on a district court in the three-state Seventh Circuit. In 1999, President William Clinton's nomination made her the first judge of color to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the third Black woman to serve on any federal circuit court. She brings her vast experience on the bench to serve as a resource for the Firm's leading trial and appellate practices. She has served on many judicial committees and, as treasurer and president of the Federal Judges Association, was the first person of color to become an officer.

Committed to public interest work, she helped found Just The Beginning - A Pipeline Organization, the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Chicago, Minority Legal Education Resources, and the Public Interest Fellowship Program for Equal Justice Works. She serves on the boards of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, iCivics, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Weinstein International Foundation, Museum of Science & Industry Chicago, University of Notre Dame (emeritus), and National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) (emeritus), the Board of Counselors for Equal Justice Works, and chairs the Advisory Board of the ILI-South African Centre for Excellence. She is also chair of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary for 2021-2022 and for 2022-2023.

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