The Role of Lawyers in Mediation |

The Role of Lawyers in Mediation


Author Profile

The Role of Lawyers in Mediation

Kathryn specialises in commercial, corporate and employment law. She has also lectured in ADR and Mediation for the University of Western Sydney.

Course Summary

Lawyers who excel in courtroom advocacy may not always achieve the same results in mediation. This course provides some practical strategies for lawyers representing clients in mediations.

Course Details

Courts and tribunals are increasingly utilising ADR processes, including mediation, to resolve disputes more quickly and cost effectively. In this context, is essential for lawyers to understand the importance of mediation as an option for resolving disputes, as well as having familiarity with the different aspects of mediation. This course provides an overview of the role which lawyers play in mediations, from assessing whether a client’s dispute is suitable for mediation, through to successfully representing a client in mediation sessions.  

The course provides a brief introduction to mediation and some background on why it is becoming an increasingly popular dispute resolution process. The course also discusses how to assess the suitability of mediation for clients, how to choose a mediator, the preparation of pre-mediation agreements, and provides guidance on how to effectively represent clients in mediations.


This goes well with

Negotiating: Tying the Knot

Professional Skills
Points: 2 Read More

The ability to negotiate effectively is a fundamental professional skill. This engaging course, featuring Dawn French, provides practical strategies for success in negotiations as well as identifying common pitfalls and how to avoid these.

Dealing with Self Represented Litigants

Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Points: 0.5 Read More

As the economy slows and cuts to legal aid bite, practitioners are now increasingly more likely to face self represented litigants. This course provides strategies for handling the unique ethical and practical challenges which self represented litigants pose.

Persuasion in Negotiation and Mediation

Professional Skills
Points: 1 Read More

Lawyers who are consistently successful in negotiations share one thing in common – the ability to effectively use a range of persuasive techniques.