Resetting the Bar: Using EDR to Resolve Disputes Early, Economically and Fairly

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Session ID: 22AMTP003

Registration Status: Open

Registration for this program closes on December 14, 2022 12:00 AM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $695.00

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.

Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $25 administrative fee) are available if a written cancellation request is received no later than 10 business days before the start of the program. Substitution of attendees can be made at anytime 


AAA Midtown Offices
150 East 42nd St, 17th Floor
New York, NY  10017

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  • Start Date

    November 08, 2022 8:30 AM (EST)
  • End Date

    November 09, 2022 1:00 PM
  • Duration

    2 days
Registration Closed

Faculty and Summary

Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq.
Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq.

CCA, AAA-ICDR® executive, faculty and panelist / American Arbitration Association
San Diego, CA

Anne Jordan
Anne Jordan

EDR Institute trustee and faculty /AAA-ICDR panelist
Chicago, IL

Peter Silverman
Peter R.Silverman

EDR Institute founder, trustee and faculty /AAA-ICDR panelist
Toledo, OH

Michael  Hawash
Michael  Hawash

EDR Institute trustee and faculty /AAA-ICDR panelist
Houston , TX

For some 40 years, mediation has been the procedure that parties and courts have used to settle disputes, usually after parties have invested significant time and expense in pleadings, discovery and motions.  And it usually involves parties committing to spend the whole day in the mediation rooms, moving slowly in lockstep through demands and offers disconnected from the real value of a case, and making progress or actually reaching settlement late in the day (or night) when both parties are weary and beyond frustrated.

As neutrals, we can and must do better.  We can resolve disputes at their inception.  We can make sure parties have sufficient information to make informed settlement decisions.  We can use risk-analysis tools to help parties realistically understand their case and the risks they face.

This course will train you to help parties resolve their disputes early economically, and fairly using the guidelines of the Early Dispute Resolution Protocols developed by the Early Dispute Resolution Institute -  We’ll teach you the Protocol’s four EDR steps: initial dispute assessment; information and document exchange (including experts if needed); risk analysis; and final resolution.  We’ll also provide a full hands-on training on how to understand, create and use decision trees for risk analysis, which is a powerful tool to give each party a realistic understanding of their risks and the case’s value.

You will leave this training with a new and comprehensive approach to dispute resolution and with risk analysis tools that you will likely use in all your cases, both in traditional mediation and in early dispute resolution.

Click HERE to download the Detailed Course Agenda and article titled What is Early Dispute Resolution?


CLE Information:

We are applying for CLE credit for a total of 11.25 hours of instruction, including two hours of professionalism and ethics, and we will provide certificates of completion to participants who require them to obtain CLE credit from their states.  AAA will also provide a AAA Master Class Certificate of Achievement detailing all course topics, activities and learning module durations totaling 11.25 hours to all registrants who successfully complete the course.  Registrants who complete the course will also be eligible to receive private certification of EDR training from the EDR Institute with listing on its website as a Trained Neutral/Advocate. See


Please contact Michael Rodriguez at or 877-252-0426.