Mediation in the 21st Century – The Global Perspective - 13th Mar 2013

Event Type Law Society Professional Training
Discounted Fee € 102 Law Society Skillnet Members

Aim and Objectives
The aim of this seminar is to equip Irish lawyers with shared knowledge, experience and information regarding the effectiveness of mediation globally. A panel of international mediators will address this seminar and provide a forum for open discussion.

Topics and Issues Covered
This seminar will run concurrently with the Mediation tournament (hosted by Law Society of Ireland) and will allow its delegates to meet and network with mediators from common law and civil jurisdictions such as the USA, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, France and India. It is a unique opportunity to benefit from the experience of legal practitioners in other jurisdictions and find the answers to the questions you have relating to mediation in Ireland.


H. Case Ellis, President, InterNational Academy on Dispute Resolution
Case is a full time arbitrator, State and Federal Court Mediator (Illinois,USA).  He has drafted rules and implemented Court Mediation Programmes in Illinois, USA.  Case is the current President of INADR.


Ana Virginia Bauder
Ana is a practising mediator, conciliator and adjudicator.  She is the Senior Dispute Resolution Adviser of CEDR Solve.

Richard Calkins
Dick is a full time mediator/arbitrator (Iowa, USA).  He is past dean Drake University School of Law and is presently an adjunct professor.  Dick is a co-founder of INADR.

Anne Fenton
Anne qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland in 1977. She has been Director of the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University Belfast since 1998. The Institute provides vocational training for solicitor and bar trainees in Northern Ireland. She teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution including mediation to both Bar and solicitor trainees. She is a Parole Commissioner and a Legal Member of Mental Health Review Tribunals. In June 2011 she was awarded an MBE for services to legal education in Northern Ireland.

Charlie Irvine
Charlie is a freelance mediator in Glasgow, Scotland.  He is also visiting Professor at University of Strathclyde Law School where he teaches the Masters programme in Mediation and Conflict Resolution and is the past Chair of the Scottish Mediation Network.  He has a particular interest in the role of emotions in conflict and the values underpinning mediation.

Professor Nancy Schultz
Nancy is a professor of law and the Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Programme Director at Chapman University, School of Law, Orange County California, USA. 

Delma Sweeney
Delma is the Programme Director at the Edward M Kennedy Institute for Mediation and conflict Resolution, National university of Ireland, Maynooth. School of Business.  She is a founding member of the Irish Family Mediation Service.

Thomas P. Valenti
Tom is a lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, facilitator and AAA neutral. His experience includes mediation, arbitration, and facilitation relative to business disputes, family/interpersonal conflict, personal injury, employment, and community disputes and community dialogue facilitation services. He is the current Secretary of INADR.

Line-up subject to slight change

* Applicable to Law Society Skillnet members


2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards - Irish Institute of Training & Development - (IITD)
Most Innovative Use of Technology Category
Work Placement - Graduate and Non-Graduate Category
Awarded for excellence in training and development.

Course Summary
Date: 13.03.2013
Start Time: 19:00 pm
End Time: 21:00 pm
  • Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place
Ref: 13004
CPD Hours: 2hrs Mgnt & Prof Dev Skills (Group Study)
Price: €136.00
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