SCMA News & Announcements
April 22, 2014
6:00pm – 6:30 pm Networking; 6:30pm – 8:00 pm Presentation by Jeff Kichaven
Join SCMA Past President Jeff Kichaven and some special surprise guests for this exciting and interactive program as they disclose the secret missing ingredient for successful Commercial Mediation: Methodical, Thorough, Proper Preparation. Tested and proven techniques that you can put to work on your very next case to increase the chances of settlement and client satisfaction.
MCLE: 1.5 General Credits
SCMA Members: $25.00
DINNER PROVIDED; Join SCMA at this event and attend for FREE! RSVP to Anne@scmediation.org
Venue: Antonello Ristorante
3800 S. Coast Plaza Drive,
Santa Ana, CA, US, 92704
6:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner and Networking
7:00pm – 9:00pm Evening Program
This program is a highly beneficial opportunity for mediators and advocates to gain advanced practical skills, discuss current trends in employment law, and enhance results in employment mediations.
Pepperdine University West LA Campus
$75.00 for SCMA MEMBER, $95.00 for Non-SCMA Member, $35.00 for SCMA STUDENT MEMBER, $50.00 for Non-SCMA Student, $50.00 for Government/Non-Profit Employee,
Reduced rate parking will be available on site.
MCLE: (2.0 Hours of MCLE Credit)
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Co-Sponsored by SCMA and California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA), this program will feature a discussion of the nuances of entertainment mediation. Panelists will discuss the legal issues that arise in entertainment mediations including the most common types of conflicts, relevant case law, and practice development resources. This program will also provide practice tips including a discussion of confidentiality, power imbalances, continuing future relationships, encouraging advocate civility, and managing creative personality types.
Larry Zerner, Esq., Zerner Law
Bill Weinstein, Verve Literary & Talent Agency
Terri Lubaroff, Agency for Dispute Resolution
There is no charge to attend this event.
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
The Multi-Purpose Room, 2nd Floor
Saturday June 14, 2014, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Presented by MBB, in partnership with SCMA, INVLA, Straus Institute Pepperdine School of Law and hosted by Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution.
Loyola Law School 919 Albany Street Los Angeles CA
Participants will be offered the opportunity to participate in facilitating community dialogues organized by MBB-LA and INVLA. Learn skills to facilitate public dialogues gain the ability to improve communication enhance understanding and generate collaborative problem solving in our communities organizations and beyond borders.
Mediators Beyond Borders and Mr Ken Cloke a leading conflict resolution specialist offers this training to increase the capacity of the mediators and community activists to respond to conflict within our communities
Registration includes the one-day training, materials and lunch:
MCLE Pending at higher fee
Non-MBB Members – $150.00 (6 month free MBB-LA membership for joining at this event)
SCMA Members – $120
MBB Members – $100.00
Students – $50.00
Scholarships are available.
And or further information and www.mbb-la.org
The 26th Annual SCMA Conference, tentatively entitled “Roads to Resolution,” will take place on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, CA. This year we are adopting a more formalized process to solicit proposals for conference workshops, and are asking that all panel organizers submit proposals in writing to be evaluated by a selection committee.
If you would like to submit a proposal for a workshop to be presented at the 26th Annual SCMA Conference, please fill out the form below. Proposals must be submitted on or before June 1, 2014, and we expect to notify panel organizers on or about July 15, 2014 if they have been selected to present at the conference.
We welcome all interesting and well-thought-out proposals on any of the various topics traditionally covered at our fall conference. We are especially looking for presentations geared toward the intersection of psychology and conflict resolution. We encourage, for example, workshops on inter-disciplinary approaches to mediation, and on understanding the role that psychological factors play in conflict.
Please contact our programs committee chair, Robyn Weinstein (email@example.com), with any questions regarding your proposals. We are here to help!
A World-Class View of Dispute Resolution – Translating Theory into Practice
Featuring a panel of nationally recognized experts in dispute resolution, this comprehensive program provides three days of unique educational opportunities for practicing professionals. Participants will network with nationally prominent faculty, as well as participants from the other specialties at plenary sessions, lunches, and receptions.
Venue: Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
Fee: The registration fee, including meals and materials, is $1,295. Registrations received by Friday, May 9, 2014, receive a $100 discount. See registration site for details.
Register: Early enrollment is recommended since many of the sessions fully subscribe.
MCLE: 18 hours of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California.
In cooperation with Mediate.com
June 16-20, 2014
Venue: American Arbitration Association LA Office
725 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA
Cost: General $1595; AAA Roster of Neutrals Member $1395.
Click here for registration, faculty, and CLE Credit information.
Hours: 40 hours over 5 consecutive days.
Presented by Marina Collaborative Practice Group
Collaborative Legal Training - June 6, 2014, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PDT
Collaborative Financial Training - September 12, 2014, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PDT
Peace Talks Mediation Services
8055 W. Manchester Avenue Suite 201
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Cost: $300 for single training, $750 all three trainings; discount for MCPG $200 for single training, $450 all three trainings and $25 discount per training for SCMA Members.
8 Day, 50 hour training: May 17, 2014 8am-5pm, May 20, 2014 6pm-5pm; May 22, 2014 5pm-9pm; May 23 8am-5pm; May 24, 2014 8am-5pm; May 29, 2014 5pm-9pm; May 30, 2014 8am-5pm and May 31 8am-5pm.
Venue: CYS South Bay One-Stop Business & Career Center
110S. La Brea Ave 3 d Floor Conference Room
Inglewood, CA 90301
Registration: www.cys-la.org/mediators; For more information call Vilma Giron 310-970-7717
May 16-17, 2014 – 9:00-5:00 p.m. PT
Offices of American Institute of Mediation
1880 Century Park East, Suite 1004
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Fee: General Enrollment $1095, $975 by April 25, 2014; SCMA member $400 discount off the price if you enroll on or before April 25, 2014 or just $695.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to build or expand their practice beyond the litigated case and/or utilize advanced strategies in integrative problem-solving for their complex business or family disputes, including but not limited to:
Understanding critical pre-mediation and diagnostic services when party participation is entirely voluntary;
Recognizing the six needs of victims;
Designing and implementing problem-solving strategies that preserve important relationships;
Leading a group through a structured decision-making process;
Conducting strategic facilitations between potential partners;
Managing joint session mediation processes in separation and non-separation scenarios;
Practicing mediating complex business disputes that are not in litigation, where all sides feel victimized, and where relationships must be preserved;
Constructing a marketing plan to sell these services outside of the legal market.
MCLE: 13 hours, including 1 hour of ethics and 1 hour of elimination of bias.