What's Happening in There?
Depositions and Settlement Conference
Depositions of parties and key witnesses allow advocates to plant fence posts with which their arguments' inferences are made. Strategy and approach is key. It is where trial themes are tested and developed. Keeping cool under pressure, especially when the unexpected comes up, is essential. Sit back and participate in real time depositions…without the pressure…and work through common and cutting edge issues.
After that, get an insider's look into mediation. And we mean insiders…you will be a fly on the wall in each room as the parties work toward a resolution. Will the settlement conference get it done? We won't know until the end, but [spoiler alert] there is a trial the next day…This experience will give you more than the basics. It will help you refine your own tools and techniques as you approach mediation – the most common way disputes are resolved. The session will wrap up with a panel discussion and debriefing.
FACULTY: Judge Mark Aceto, Aceto Mediation (former Maricopa Cty. Superior Court Judge); Kevin Boyle, Panish Shea & Boyle; Dorothy Paine, Gannon and Associates; Ted Schmidt, Kinerk Schmidt & Sethi; Wendi Sorensen, Burch & Cracchiolo; Jaine Fraser, Ph.D., Trial Psychology Institute