Leader Serves as Panel Member for NYC Bar Assoc. Mediation Program

Steven D. Leader, CRE EMERITUS, New York, N.Y., served as a Panel Member Role-Play Coach in the New York City Bar Association’s Advanced Commercial Mediation Program. During this program, attorneys were provided the skills needed to mediate in the New York Supreme Court Commercial Division through a combination of lectures, interactive exercises, and role-plays. Topics included: pre-mediation processes; specialized techniques for dealing with distributive/money issues; performing risk assessments; conducting difficult conversations with parties/counsel; the use of evaluative techniques; impasse breaking techniques; the use of term sheets/settlement agreements; and ethical issues.