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Mediating Commercial and Litigated Cases

with Lee Jay Berman

Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, and the related "Safer at Home" policies that are in place
in most parts of the world, the American Institute of Mediation has temporarily suspended all
live, in-person training courses.  We will resume offering in-person courses with our
world-class faculty as soon as it is safe to do so.  In the meantime, we hope that you will
enjoy our broad selection of online, pre-recorded webinars, workshops,
and full-length courses.

40-Hour Commercial Mediation Training course on VIDEO for Download Now!

32 California MCLE Credits (including 2 hours of ethics, and 1 hour of elimination of bias)

Learn to be a mediator from the comfort of your safe and secure home!

When:  Now!
Where:  Your Home
Who Should Enroll:  Attorneys, Judges, Business Executives, and HR Managers


At the conclusion of this video workshop, participants will be able to effectively manage the entire mediation process, including but not limited to:

  • Demonstrating competence and confidence in initial phone calls, turning inquiries into mediations, and bringing the parties to the table with a mindset and readiness for resolution;
  • Understanding and navigating the complex ethical issues surrounding disclosure and confidentiality to build a mediation practice based on integrity;
  • Constructing an environment that fosters collaboration and agreement;
  • Integrating the complexity of legal and factual issues with emotions and party dynamics;
  • Understanding the dynamics of mediating with lawyers and insurance adjusters at the table while practice with real life case content;
  • Employing adaptive negotiation strategies to lead the parties to agreement;
  • Formulating creative and durable settlements.

This program is a practical training course. While covering theory to give you a framework and the intellectual understanding of negotiation and mediation, this course is about learning. Our focus is on your doing, practicing and experimenting with negotiating and mediating. There is much to teach about mediation and negotiation, but one reason mediators fail is because they understand the theory, but cannot execute it when under the gun. In this video course, you will mediate and negotiate your way into understanding.

In this course you will learn how to be a complete mediator. Some training programs specialize in teaching a particular method, theory or approach. This course will give you hands-on experience with all of the different styles and approaches that complete mediators call upon. Advocates and party representatives will learn how well-equipped mediators think and how to be most effective in negotiating their own cases.

You will also learn how to negotiate better settlements. Because negotiation is the core component of the mediation process, this course emphasizes negotiation skills, strategies and techniques that you and those around you use to impact others’ ability to see and understand.

Negotiation is a continuum from very competitive to very collaborative. To be a complete negotiator, you must become familiar and practiced with all approaches to negotiation. To be a complete mediator, you must be able to recognize these styles in your participants, be fluent in responding to each technique and tactic, and eventually become masterful at orchestrating a negotiation in order to bring about agreement.

Beyond negotiation, this course will emphasize the communication skills that are critical in mediating and settling cases, especially listening to the message beyond the monetary offer to detect strategy, emotions, and hidden messages. You will also learn how to get people to the table, how to create an environment of agreement once they get there, and how to close the deal and bring about a lasting settlement agreement.

Lastly, we will review recent case law and ethical standards in the field concerning confidentiality, disclosure and ethical challenges, as well as how to deal effectively with the interests of outside counsel, insurance representatives, corporate counsel, and parties, including those who are in pro per.

What people have said about this course:

 "Thanks for one of the best weeks of my professional career. My words are fruitless to describe how great your class was. I came in thinking that I knew everything there was to know about mediation and realized very quickly how absolutely clueless that I really was. If I am fortunate enough to handle a thousand mediations, your words will guide me through each."
-Bill Walk, Esq. , Memphis, Tennessee


"Lee Jay is the "go-to guy" if you want to learn how to mediate litigated cases." 
-Fred Crawford, Esq., Redondo Beach, California


"This course will change your approach to mediation, forever.  Find the time to take this program, it will change your practice."
-Steve Groom, Esq., Nashville, Tennessee



-Richard Erhard, San Diego, CA

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Enrollment Pricing Options

Live, In-Person Course    $ 2,895                     
Video Course    $    895


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