2019 ABA Representation in Mediation Competition – For Mediators

Welcome, Mediators!

NOTE: ALL MEDIATOR SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED FOR MARCH 2, BUT WE STILL NEED SCORING JUDGES.  TO SIGN UP AS A SCORING JUDGE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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 mediators 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 Mediator: Volunteer mediators serve as mediators for the role-play, with the students playing the roles of lawyers and clients. Volunteer mediators are required to use a facilitative mediation style so that the student competitors see a consistent style throughout the competition.

We would be honored if you would serve as a mediator 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 submit 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!

Competition Location

Phillip Burton Federal Building

450 Golden Gate Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94102-3489

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Competition Schedule

Please note there is a mandatory meeting for judges and evaluators 30 minutes prior to each round.

Friday, October 21, 2016Phillip Burton Federal Building

8:00 a.m.        Breakfast (provided)  

8:30 a.m.        Evaluators’ Meeting              

9:00 a.m.        Preliminary Round 1              

12:15 p.m.       Lunch (provided)

1:30 p.m.         Evaluators’ Meeting              

2:00 p.m.        Preliminary Round 2              

7:00 p.m.        Announcement of Round 3 pairings (by email and on website)

Saturday, October 22, 2016 – Phillip Burton Federal Building

8:00 a.m.         Breakfast (provided)  

8:30 a.m.         Evaluators’ Meeting              

9:00 a.m.         Preliminary Round 3

12:15 p.m.        Lunch (provided)

1:30 p.m.         Evaluators’ Meeting

2:00 p.m.        Preliminary Round 4

Sunday, October 23, 2016 – Phillip Burton Federal Building

8:00 a.m.         Breakfast (provided)

8:30 a.m.         Evaluators’ Meeting

9:00 a.m.         Semifinal Round

12:15 p.m.        Lunch (provided)

1:30 p.m.          Evaluators’ Meeting

2:00 p.m.         Final Round and Awards Ceremony

 

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