2015 Family Law Experts Series:
Making The Most Out Of
Mediation And Crossover Litigation
The practice of family law is constantly evolving. With court underfunding and increasing numbers of self-represented litigants,
mediation has become an invaluable opportunity in virtually all family law cases.
California Family Law Report (CFLR) is proud to present the 2015 Family Law Expert Series: Making the Most out of Mediation
and Crossover Litigation. Our panelists for this six-hour program are a sitting family law judge, a partner in a family law firm, and
a practicing mediator with over 35 years’ experience conducting family law mediations.
These leading authorities in the field will teach lawyers and mediators alike step by step how to optimize the chances for success
in mediation. And you will hear the panelists’ well-tested strategies and tactics to mitigate potential litigation.
Lunch is included! There will be ample opportunity to meet and mingle with the panelists and others in attendance.
• Forrest S. Mosten
• Elizabeth Potter Scully
• Judge Thomas Trent Lewis
•Advising clients about ADR options before going
– What are the options?
– Pros and cons of mediation; collaborative law;
arbitration of property disputes
– Cost considerations
•Approaching opposing party to detour from court
to an ADR option
•What kind of attorney fee agreement to handle
•Negotiating the mediation agreement
•Mediation confidentiality requirements and conflicting
public policies (fiduciary duties/financial disclosures
•Collaborative law approaches to mediation
•Strategies for obtaining settlements in mediation
•Reviewing mediated settlements on a limited scope
basis or as counsel of record
•Ensuring enforceability of settlement agreement
•Requirements for financial disclosures if no action is
pending for dissolution of marriage
•What if mediation fails? Now what?
•Other out-of-court resolution possibilities
Enrollees will receive a complete version of all slides used by the presenters, plus other supplemental materials. You have the
option of receiving either printed course materials OR course materials on a USB drive, which allows you to save them to your hard
drive and take notes directly next to the material covered. See order form to make your selection.
Enrollees may also purchase at special prices TRG’s three-volume California Practice Guide: Family Law, written by Judge William P.
Hogoboom (Ret.) and Justice Donald B. King (Ret.), and the two-volume California Practice Guide: Family Law FORMS.
6 HOURS MCLE/Specialization Credit
Approval of specialization credit in Family Law has been granted by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and approval of MCLE credit for this activity has been granted by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6 hours, including 0.5 hours of