Trial skills will enhance your ADR skill-set. During the month of January we have focused on bridging the gap of disconnect between the two practices, and we have shown how developing great trial skills can make you better in mediation, arbitration, and negotiation.
For the final post in our Alternative Dispute Resolution series, Karen M. Lockwood, NITA’s Executive Director joined me in studio71 to answer a few final questions on the correlation between the ADR skill-set and the Trial skill-set. Karen has over 30 years of experience in the legal industry. Her specialties include construction litigation, commercial disputes, large disaster cases, antitrust, trademark and copyright, and ADR. She has been on the American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel since 2004. Karen was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law in ADR at the American University of Washington College of Law as well as a faculty member and program director at multiple NITA trail skills programs.
We hope that this five-part series has helped you bridge the gap between trial skills and ADR, and that you have learned that trial-skills are in fact very important in the practice of ADR. We also hope that this series has helped you be less afraid of trial.
Previous January ADR Series Posts
- Part 1 – Can ADR practitioners excel without honing their trial skills?
- Part 2 – Mediation and endless curiosity
- Part 3 – Negotiation and the insecurities over losing control
- Part 4 – Arbitration and the Art of Witness Examination
Thank you for reading and weighing in on ADR this month. Next month we will be focusing on Diversity in the Courtroom in honor of National Black History Month.
NITA’s award-winning Online Deposition Program is now the feature of a case study produced by Sonic Foundry. NITA’s incorporation of Mediasite, Sonic Foundry’s lecture capture and webcasting platform, allows for a teaching method called ‘flipped learning’ where participants can watch a pre-determined series of lectures and demonstrations before a program begins. This better prepares attendees for the program and maximizes the amount of performance time (NITA’s learning-by-doing method) once the program beings. In addition to being the subject of a case study, NITA’s studio71 was also featured in an article in recent issue of AV Technology Magazine. To download the full digital version of the issue NITA is featured in click here.
Upcoming Online Deposition Skills Programs
- April 10, 2013 – April 12, 2013
- May 8, 2013 – May 10, 2013
- July 10, 2013 – July 12, 2013
- August 21, 2013 – August 23, 2013
- September 18, 2013 – September 20, 2013
- October 7, 2013 – October 9, 2013
- November 13, 2013 – November 15, 2013
- December 16, 2013 – December 18, 2013
- January 30, 2013 – Direct Examination with Ben Rubinowitz
- February 25, 2013 – The Effective Deposition with Peter Hoffman
- March 26, 2013 – Jury De-Selection with Cynthia McCollum
- April 23, 2013 – Closing Arguments with Olu K. Orange
- May 21, 2013 – Opening Statements with Michael A. Kelly
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