2019 ABA Representation in Mediation Competition – For Judges

Welcome, Judges!

Want to help law students learn how to be representatives in mediation? Want to enhance your résumé? Want to be of service? We need you!

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution seeks experienced mediators and lawyers for the regional Representation in Mediation Competition, March 2, at BerkeleyLaw. In this competition, law students role-play as attorneys and clients in a mediation setting. The competition measures how well law students model appropriate preparation for and representation of a client in mediation.

Volunteers will serve as scoring judges for the law student teams participating in the competition. Past volunteers reported learning much that is helpful in their practice, teaching, and mediation work, as well as enjoying seeing how much the law students learn.

Role of the Judge: Volunteer judges evaluate and score the quality of representation by the student teams and also give feedback directly to the students at the end of the competition. We are interested in having people with knowledge and/or experience in interest-based negotiation. Competition rules recommend that judges should be attorneys and experienced in interest-based negotiation and mediation.

We would be honored if you would serve as a Scoring Judge on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The first round is scheduled from 8am to noon and the second round is scheduled from 1pm to 5pm.  We welcome volunteers for morning, afternoon, or all day.  To sign up, please complete the form below.

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Karvelot, the Berkeley Law Advocacy Competitions Coordinator, at bkarvelot@law.berkeley.edu or 510-642-2667. Thank you very much in advance for your support. We look forward to seeing you in March!