Attorney Ad Litem and Mediators: Getting More Bang for Your Buck

(This program has been approved for 6.0 CLE General Hours and 6.0 Domestic Relations/Ad Litem Hours) – $150.00

Program Planner: Megan Wells
Speakers: US Magistrate Joe Volpe, Kevin O’Dwyer, Lucas Rowan, Hadley Hindmarsh, Brooks Wiggins, Lori Howard and Presley Turner

When: June 15, 2023, from 8:30 A.M. until 4:15 P.M.

Where: Zoom Live Webinar

8:30 – 9:30 AM – Starting the Conversation: Rules and Efficiency for Mediation, Speaker: US Magistrate Judge Joe Volpe
Initial Settlement Offers; Hearing what the client has to say; Moving things along
– Mediation CLE

9:30 – 10:30 A.M. – Making Mediation Work for You, Speaker: Kevin O’Dwyer, Hope, O’Dwyer, Wilson & Arnold P.A.
Proper preparation; Zoom mediation and benefits in Dom. Violence cases;
breaking up mediation

– Mediation CLE

10:30 – 10:45 A.M. — Break

10:45 – 11:45 A.M. – An Ad Litem’s Role in Mediation and the Ethical Obligations Associated, Speakers: Lucas Rowan, Dodds, Kidd, Ryan & Rowan and Hadley Hindmarsh, The Hindmarsh Law Firm P.A.
AALs are co-mediators and don’t represent either side; How to unring the bell (if something is said in mediation that shouldn’t be used in trial)
– Mediation and AAL CLE plus Ethics hour

11:45 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. — Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 P.M. – Tricks of the Trade: Activities to Achieve Different Goals with your AAL Clients, Speaker: Brooks Wiggins, Law Office of Brooks Wiggins
(Different things to do with kids to get different information; How to build a rapport and get them to open up; Ways to meet with kids outside of your office or with parents)

2:00 – 3:00 P.M. – Using Therapy Records and Psychological Evaluations Effectively as an AAL, Speaker: Lori Howard, Howard Law Firm, PLLC

3:00 – 3:15 P.M. – Break

3:15 – 4:15 P.M. – Trauma Informed Lawyering: Dealing with Children who have Experienced Trauma, Speaker: Presley Turner, Turner, Rasch, & Martin LLP