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Dispute Resolution Members Fees:
Early Bird: $200 (before 11/4)
Regular: $250 


This CLE is designed to help mediators improve their skills and deal with some of the challenging issues that can arise in different legal contexts. The faculty members have handled mediations from probate matters, construction cases, family law disputes, medical malpractice cases, personal injury matters and workers' compensation claims. Practical tips will be provided regarding effective presentations, the best way to communicate with opposing counsel, and the best way to get cases resolved, helping attendees achieve better results for their clients during the mediation process.  

This seminar is an (intermediate to advanced) level program.

8:30 a.m. Registration

8:55 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Angus Lawton, Lawton Law Firm, LLC
9:00 a.m. Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way: Successful Probate Mediation
Thomas E.  Lydon, McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC
Eric K. Englebardt, Wilson & Englebardt, LLC

10:00 a.m. Building a Better Mousetrap in Construction Mediation Practice
Henry W. Brown, Nexsen Pruet, LLC
Charles A. Krawczyk, Finkel Law Firm LLC

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Splitting the Baby (and the Assets and Debts): Finding the Wisdom of Solomon
Hon. Lisa A. Kinon, S.C. Family Court

12:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. Better than a Band Aid: Curing the Ailing Med Mal Mediation
Harry L. Goldberg, Finkel Law Firm LLC
2:00 p.m. It’s No Accident: Mediation in Personal Injury Cases
Angus M. Lawton, , Lawton Law Firm, LLC
Benjamin D. McCoy, Howser Newman & Besley, LLC

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. An Arm and a Leg: Making Workers' Compensation Mediation Work
Matthew J. Story, Clawson & Staubes, LLC

3:45 p.m. Doing Good by Being Good: The Ethics of Effective Mediation Practice
John A. Massalon, Wills Massalon & Allen LLC
Randall C. Stoney Jr., Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC
4:45 p.m. Adjourn

All registrations must be pre-paid. Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25 administrative fee, will be made for cancellations received in writing to the CLE Registrar at registrar@scbar.org by 5 p.m., one week prior to the seminar. Cancellations will not be accepted within one week of seminar date. One-time transfers to seminars of like value or to the live webcast of the seminar (if available) will be accepted for a $25 administrative fee in lieu of cancellations within one week of seminar. Requests to transfer to the live webcast must be received by 1 p.m. the day prior to the program. Designated substitutes may take the place of registrants unable to attend.


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    Bar Conference Center
    1501 Park Street , Columbia, SC 29201
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    11 Beach City Rd. Sm Conf. Room, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
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    5198 Hampton Ridge Rd. , Rock Hill, SC 29730
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    151 S. Church St. Hoechst-Celanese Room, Spartanburg, SC 29306