WCBA ADR & SBM ADR Joint Section Meeting

How to Help Your Clients Make Good Decisions Using Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment (LIRA) Techniques

The ADR Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Washtenaw County Bar Association are pleased to present "How to Help Your Clients Make Good Decisions Using Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment (LIRA) Techniques, featuring best-selling author John Lande.

This program will help participants learn:
Why parties and lawyers make bad decisions in litigation and mediation
How mediators can become “conflict diagnosticians”
How to help parties combine the elements of the litigation interest and risk assessment structure and use it to develop effective mediation strategies.
Specific procedures mediators can use – including many suggested questions
Whether mediations should offer their assessments and, if so, how to do so appropriately
How to take advantage of these techniques in video environments

John Lande is the Isidor Loeb Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri School of Law and former director of its LLM Program in Dispute Resolution. He earned his J.D. from Hastings College of Law and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He began practicing law and mediation in California in 1980 and directed a child protection mediation clinic in the 1990s.

Cost: No admission charge.

The comments and opinions presented at this meeting are for informational and educational purposes only.

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WCBA ADR Section Chairs: Edmund Sikorski, Jr. & John Whitman

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