Fundamentals of Effective Mediation Advocacy

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Session ID: SPOS001

Registration Status: Open

Always Available

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $125.00
AAA Panelist $99.00

Note that, where permitted by law, a 3% surcharge will be assessed on payments made by credit card; all such processing fees are non-refundable.


Online Course

Self-Paced Online Study

  • Date

    Always Available
  • Duration

    Self Paced
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Faculty and Summary

This is a self-paced online study course you can take and complete at your leisure. It is designed to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the mediation process in general and to provide instruction and "best practices" for how to represent a party in mediation competently and effectively.  At the conclusion of the course you will have a thorough understanding of what it takes to achieve a positive resolution to disputes through the use of mediation.

The course is divided into the nine parts below and takes approximately 2½ to 3 hours to complete, including the interactive activities.  The course does not need to be completed in one sitting.  You can exit any time and will be prompted to return to the place where you left off. 

Part I       Overview of Mediation
Part II      Mediation as an Extension of Negotiation
Part III     Case Study: Linens for Less vs. Mammoth Mills
Part IV     Deciding Whether to Mediate
Part V      Choosing the Right Mediator

Part VI     Preparing for the Mediation Conference
Part VII    Understanding the Dynamics of Mediation
Part VIII   Working Through Impasse
Part IX     Mediation Ethics

Who should take this course?

  • Attorneys who have—or are about to—represent clients in a mediation.
  • Legal support professionals who help clients and attorneys prepare for mediations.
  • Business professionals who have a need or desire to learn more about the mediation process works.
  • Anyone generally interested in knowing more about mediation.


This program does not qualify for the annual Arbitrator Continuing Education (ACE) requirement.


If you purchase this course you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the course.  You will click the course link in that email or copy and paste the link into your browser to launch the course. 



CLE Information:

CLE is currently not offered on AAA self-paced study programs.  Some jurisdictions will allow CLE credit for online programs, and we suggest that you confirm CLE credit availability for this type of program with the appropriate state CLE regulator.  A Certificate of Attendance will be provided upon request.


Please contact AAA Education Services at or 212-716-3977.