Enforceable Mediation Settlement Agreements
Crafting and Executing Agreements to Withstand Court Scrutiny
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This seminar will review current case law trends related to the enforcement of mediated settlement agreements and will offer best practices for mediation counsel for negotiating, drafting and executing enforceable agreements.
- Enforceability of mediated settlement agreements — current case law trends
- Preparing for mediated settlement negotiations
- Investigate facts
- Evaluate case
- Determine settlement strategy
- Establish settlement range
- Effective negotiation techniques
- Best practices to secure an enforceable settlement agreement
- Reduce settlement to writing at the conclusion of mediation session(s)
- Counsel should draft agreement, not the mediator
- Make sure all parties sign the settlement
- Include provision that settlement is enforceable by the court
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What special language is required to be included in a mediated settlement agreement to make it enforceable?
- At the conclusion of a successful mediation session, what are the best practices for documenting the agreement?
- What signatures must be included on a mediated settlement agreement to ensure its enforceability?
Karin S. Hobbs
Bohling Hobbs Professional Mediation
She is a proactive mediator with advanced skills in dealing with highly emotional cases. She has mediated over 3,200... | Read More
She is a proactive mediator with advanced skills in dealing with highly emotional cases. She has mediated over 3,200 cases. She has taught hundreds of mediation and mediation advocacy seminars.Close
Edward F. Morrison
The Morrison Law Group
He is a veteran litigator who has focused on the representation of commercial businesses in complex contract disputes,... | Read More
He is a veteran litigator who has focused on the representation of commercial businesses in complex contract disputes, construction litigation and major injury products liability litigation. He has been a guest lecturer at the Pepperdine University Law School's Strauss School for Alternative Dispute Resolution.Close
Matthew J. Geyer
He focuses primarily on service as a arbitrator and mediator. He is a member of the AAA’s National Roster of... | Read More
He focuses primarily on service as a arbitrator and mediator. He is a member of the AAA’s National Roster of Commercial Arbitrators, its Large Complex Case Panel, Securities Panel and Mediation Panel. He also serves as general outside legal counsel and as a party-appointed arbitrator.Close
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