On Demand Program

Overcoming Barriers to Settlement


Date Aired: Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Runtime: 1:30h

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Negotiation Skills for Civil Litigators and Mediators in Mediation

Mediation is facilitated negotiation. When getting to yes is not working at mediation, learn to get past no. This webinar focuses on overcoming obstacles to negotiation in a civil case during mediation. Our panel of seasoned mediators and attorneys will discuss how to work through hardball tactics, irrational demands, stonewalling and other barriers to settlement. Learn to negotiate with opposing counsel — and the mediator — to turn conflict into cooperation. 

The panel includes a renowned mediator and member of the Harvard Law School faculty, a distinguished mediator who has handled over 12,000 cases, accomplished plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys, and a retired Superior Court judge and mediator. This webinar is a must for civil litigators and mediators seeking to hone their negotiation skills at mediation.

This program is co-Sponsored by the MBA Dispute Resolution Section and the MBA Civil Litigation Section.

This program was hosted using Zoom.  


Hon. Mark D Mason (Ret.), Program Chair
Retired Superior Court Justice, Mason Mediation LLC
Eric P. Finamore, Esq., Panelist
Of Counsel, Wilchins Cosentino & Novins LLP
David A. Hoffman, Esq., Panelist
Mediator, Arbitrator, and Attorney at Boston Law Collaborative, LLC, John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School
Brian R. Jerome, Esq., Panelist
Mediator, Founder and CEO of Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services (MDRS)
Michael J. Leard, Esq., Panelist
Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish, LLP, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Dispute Resolution Section
Civil Litigation Section

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