Ever wondered what you’ve learned from Community Mediation, and how to monetize
that in your private mediation practice?
This month, we’ll focus on what we’ve learned from Community Mediation. Many
mediators mediate Community disputes, whether in Small Claims or via DRPA
providers. You may be surprised to learn how much you’ve learned from those
cases which translates into Commercial (paid) cases. We’ll begin with a brief
discussion of what a friend of mine dubbed the Dreaded 3Ps of
Mediation, highlight the substantive areas of law we’ve learned such as unlawful
detainer, personal injury, landlord-tenant, LARSO, and habitability (today I
even used the bounced check law in a Commercial mediation). We’ll also discuss
what we’ve learned in the way of negotiation tips/tricks, cross-cultural
dynamics, burdens of proof, how triers of fact weigh evidence, payment plans,
and of course, dealing with pro pers.
Mediators gain a lot from mediating Community disputes, beyond just a good
feeling from volunteering their time to help unrepresented parties. And that
absolutely carries over into a paying practice.
The American Arbitration Association is graciously hosting us. While we cannot
validate, there are several nearby surface parking lots, as well as a parking
structure for 7th & Figueroa (Target partially validates), and AAA‘s office is
catty-corner to both the 7th / Metro Center station and DASH stop.
Please RSVP to Mark Lemke at firstname.lastname@example.org so that you may be included
on the list for security.