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Getting and Keeping Your Mediation "Win":
 Law and Ethics to Make Mediation Work for You 

Friday, October 16, 2015 
7:30AM to 9:30AM
Shepard Broad College of Law Atrium

Mediation requires skills that are different than those needed for litigation. Although it may be tempting to view Mediation as a hurdle to clear on the way to trial, developing  good mediation skills can often help attorneys achieve a better outcome for their clients. If maintaining control of the case and keeping matters confidential is important to your client, then taking time to develop your mediation skills is a wise investment in your professional development. At this seminar, you will learn about selecting a mediator, timing the mediation, preparing your client, developing collaborative skills and more. Florida's Mediation Confidentiality and Privilege Act will be examined and an interactive exercise using a case fact pattern is included.

Presented by: Fran L. Tetunic, J.D., Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, and Director of the NSU Law Dispute Resolution Clinic. Professor Tetunic teaches Dispute Resolution Clinic courses, Mediation Workshop, and Elder Law. An attorney licensed to practice law in Florida since 1984, Tetunic currently serves on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy Committee, a standing committee of the Supreme Court of Florida.  Previously, Professor Tetunic served as chair of the Court's Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee, where she signed 65 advisory opinions on behalf of the Committee. Certified as a Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil, Family, and County Mediator, Tetunic provides training for circuit civil mediation certification courses as a subject matter specialist, and also provides Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Mediator Education in mediation ethics and case law. 
The Florida Bar approved 2.0 CLE credit hours (including 0.5 hour Ethics) for this seminar.  The Seminar begins promptly at 8:00 AM.