--- 1.0 CLE Credit for AZ,CA,CO,CT,FL,ID,NJ,NY,PA,WA
--- alternative dispute resolution / trial - mediation law
--- course production date: 5/31/2016
--- presented by ERICA BRISTOL

This course provides guidance on mediating legal disputes, such as the definition of mediation, benefits and limitations, differences between mediation and arbitration, statutes and court local rules governing mediation, mediation confidentiality and privilege differences in state and federal courts, preparing for the mediation session, ethical considerations when advising clients, drafting mediation clauses and tips for successful mediation sessions.

Key course points are:
• Help those new to mediation avoid surprises, misunderstandings and common mistakes.
• Understand of mediation confidentiality and how to enforce mediated settlements.
• Learn ethical issues when advising clients on mediation confidentiality to avoid malpractice actions.
• Understand how differences in mediation confidentiality in state and federal courts affect the case.
• Learn how to be successful in mediation before, during and after the session.

--- presented by ERICA BRISTOL

Erica Bristol is an intellectual property attorney and mediator specializing in intellectual property disputes. Erica received her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 1999. She served as In House Counsel to the California Association of REALTORS® for over 11 years and she has been a commercial mediator since 2006.

Erica has served as a panel mediator for the United States District Court, Central District mediating intellectual property disputes, and the Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura County Superior Courts. She is currently a mediator for the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Erica is the Principal of EB Resource Group, a service provider in Encino, California specializing in intellectual property risk management consulting, education and training for management and staff, and intellectual property mediation. She has written numerous articles, such as “Mediation Privilege: Understand State, Federal Distinctions,” Los Angeles Daily Journal; and “Trade Secret Mediation: A Mediator’s Perspective,” International In House Counsel Journal.