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: March 10, 2023, from 8:30 A.M. until 4:15 P.M.

Where: UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law OR Zoom Live Webinar

8:00 A.M. — Registration (In Person Only)

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

9:30 – 10:45 A.M. — Kevin O’Dwyer – Making Mediation Work for You
Proper preparation; Zoom mediation and benefits in Dom. Violence cases;
breaking up mediation

– Mediation CLE

10:45 – 1:00 P.M. — Lucas Rowan and Hadley Hindmarsh – An Ad Litem’s Role in Mediation and the Ethical Obligations Associated
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 – 1:00 P.M. — Lunch (On your own)

1:00 – 2:00 P.M. — Brooks Wiggins – Tricks of the Trade: Activities to Achieve Different Goals with your AAL Clients
(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 – 3:15 P.M. — Lori Howard – Using Therapy Records and Psychological Evaluations Effectively as an AAL

3:00 – 3:15 P.M. — Break

3:15 – 4:15 P.M. — Presley Turner – Trauma Informed Lawyering: Dealing with Children who have Experienced Trauma