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Using the Mediation Guide to Create and Implement an Efficient and Successful Dispute Resolution Process

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 77 minutes
Recorded Date: September 29, 2021
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  • Pre-Mediation
  • Mediation A "No-Fault" Process
  • Mediation Assessment
  • The Stages of Mediation
  • Mediation Action Plan
  • Mediation Checklist
  • Mediation Action Plan Chart
Runtime: 1 hour, 17 minutes
Recorded: September 29, 2021

For NY - Difficulty: Experienced Attorneys (Non-Transitional)


The Mediation Guide by Dr. Ralph Steele combines mediation theory, process and strategy to assist mediators in refining the mediation process to more effectively facilitate successful dispute resolutions. Through his guide, Dr. Steele breaks down the anatomy of a mediation from opening statements to drafting settlements utilizing the “Triangle of Resolution,” the key to resolving any conflict. This guide includes a Mediation Action Plan and a Mediation Chart to further develop the mediation skills of any mediation practitioner.

Join us to learn how to develop a professional and effective strategy to resolve even the most complex disputes using The Mediation Guide.

This program was recorded on September 29th, 2021.

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American Bar Association
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Aaron Gothelf, Esq.

VP, Commercial Division
American Arbitration Association

Aaron Gothelf is Vice President of the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Division for the Pacific Region, overseeing California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. He serves as the National Chair of AAA’s Entertainment Dispute Resolution Advisory Council, and the Western U.S. Chair for AAA’s Healthcare Dispute Resolution Advisory Council. Prior to joining AAA, Aaron was the Northern California Regional Director for Judicate West, a leading provider of mediation and arbitration services in California.

Aaron currently serves as Vice Chair of the ABA’s Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries, Motion Pictures, Television, Cable and Radio Division. Educational Programming Officer of the ABA’s Dispute Resolution Section. Co-Chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco's (BASF) Barristers Club Social Events & Networking Committee. Is a member of the Barristers Club Annual Meeting Committee, and is on the Advisory Board for the USC Gould School of Law Institute on Entertainment Law and Business. He holds a BA and MA from the University of Southern California, a J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law, and a Mediation Certificate from the Bar Association of San Francisco. Aaron was a 2019 recipient of BASF’s Barrister of the Year Award.

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Dr. Ralph Steele

Mediation Worlds, PLLC

Dr. Steele is an Arbitrator for FINRA, AND an EEOC Mediator in Los Angeles California, State Mediator with SOAH of Texas, Civil & Commercial Mediator with ADR Vantage in Washington, DC, and Department of Defense (US AIR FORCE) and Mediation Worlds, PLLC.

Dr. Steele has worked for 20 years a an Arbitrator and Mediator at Mediation Worlds, and Professor of Mediation at University of Texas at Arlington. He has mediated various cases employment, religious, family, International cases, human traffic, sexual harassment, breach of contract, educational, financial banking, and community mediation cases.

Dr. Steele has taught mediation courses at both the University of Texas at Arlington, and Richland College, teaching, basic mediation, employment, family, transformative, Civil and tort law, Child Protective Services Mediation, Marital mediation, and construction Mediation with over 20 years of experience.

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