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Options to Avoid Trial in Family Matters 2019

Product ID: CM2824
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Co-produced with the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Actually, we won’t see you in court

More and more divorce cases are avoiding the cost and complexity of trial in favor of mediation or arbitration. Is your case among them?

Your clients still need your counsel during out of court settlement proceedings. Ensure you’re equipped to provide good guidance with advice from Options to Avoid Trial in Family Law Matters.

Find out more about:

  • The three basic ADR modalities and their advantages
  • Tips for appointing and working with a parent coordinator
  • Solutions for common ethical situations
  • Lessons to learn from the parallels between elder law and family law disputes
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Co-produced with the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Actually, we won’t see you in court

More and more divorce cases are avoiding the cost and complexity of trial in favor of mediation or arbitration. Is your case among them?

Your clients still need your counsel during out of court settlement proceedings. Ensure you’re equipped to provide good guidance with advice from Options to Avoid Trial in Family Law Matters.

Find out more about:

  • The three basic ADR modalities and their advantages
  • Tips for appointing and working with a parent coordinator
  • Solutions for common ethical situations
  • Lessons to learn from the parallels between elder law and family law disputes
Read More ↓

Presenters:

Shelly K. Anday
Family Court Consulting Services, LLC
Middleton

Mark A. Frankel
Frankel ADR
Madison

Lisa M. Friedrich
Musial & Friedrich, S.C.
Madison

Rhonda R. Hazen
Boardman & Clark LLP
Madison

Erin M. Hahn
Erin M. Hahn, S.C.
Madison

Margaret Wrenn Hickey
Becker, Hickey & Poster, S.C.
Milwaukee

Aviva Meridian Kaiser
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

David S. Kowalski
Kowalski Family Law LLC
Madison

Christopher S. Krimmer
DeWitt Ross & Stevens, S.C.
Madison

Jessica A. Liebau
Wessels Law Office LLC
Mequon

Marta Meyers
Boardman & Clark LLP
Madison

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : An Overview of ADR Options

  • Discussion of three basic ADR modalities
  • Strategies in selecting one over the other
  • Facilitative vs. evaluative roles
  • Benefits and drawbacks

Rhonda R. Hazen

9:20 a.m. : Attorney Issues in Dispute Resolution

  • Use of expert witnesses
  • Provisions to include in the mediation or arbitration contract
  • Evidentiary issues
  • Issues with the confirmation of arbitration award
  • Preparation of parties

Erin M. Hahn, Margaret Wrenn Hickey, David S. Kowalski, Christopher S. Krimmer

10:20 a.m. : Break

10:35 a.m. : Children’s Issues in Mediation

  • Overview of parent coordination
    o Background
    o Guidelines
  • Attorney as parent coordinator
  • Mental health professional as parent coordinator
  • Positives and negatives for children
  • Other alternatives for parents
    o Co-parent counseling
    o Assessments
    o Other counseling options/interventions

Shelly K. Anday, Lisa M. Friedrich

11:15 a.m. : The Arbitrator’s Perspective: Dos and Don’ts

  • What is useful and compelling?
  • When to use joint caucuses
  • Effective presentation of exhibits

Mark A. Frankel, Marta Meyers

12:05 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:05 p.m. : Where Elder Law and Family Law ADR Meet

  • Untangling deep-rooted family dynamics
  • Working with parties with limited capacity
  • Sorting out legal and extralegal goals

Jessica A. Liebau

1:55 p.m. : The Lawyer Mediator: Advantages and Pitfalls

  • The new role of the lawyer-mediator in family law case
  • The limitations and potential pitfalls of the mediator under the new SCR rule
  • Distinguishing between legal advice and legal information in mediation
  • Approaching mediation from a facilitative or evaluative approach
  • A mediator’s duties and obligations to the court

Christopher S. Krimmer

2:35 p.m. : Break

3:10 p.m. : Ethical Issues in ADR

  • How does confidentiality square with the need to share certain information?
  • How much information should I share in the process when I’m doubtful that mediation will be successful?
  • Considerations when one party is pro se

Aviva Meridian Kaiser

3:50 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Know how to proceed when your case is in mediation/arbitration
  • Learn best practices from experienced mediators and attorneys
  • Understand the issues that arise for lawyers as mediators
  • Receive guidance for drafting final settlement documents
  • Explore children's issues and how to work with parent coordinators
  • Discover the three basic ADR modalities and when to select one over another
  • Find out how to make the right call in tricky ethical situations
  • Family law attorneys
  • Children & the Law Section members
  • Alternative dispute resolution attorneys
  • Mediators
  • General practitioners

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