Effective mediation advocacy skills greatly differ from litigation advocacy skills. To increase the likelihood of success in mediation, or at a minimum ensure the parties benefit from the process even if the matter does not resolve in mediation, certain preparatory steps need to be undertaken prior to the commencement of the mediation session. Moreover, in order for counsel and the client to properly prepare for, understand and strategize, certain analysis need to be undertaken and the process explained and understood by all involved to maximize the effectiveness of the process. This program will cover these various steps and provide guidance to counsel and clients: How to Select the â€œRight Mediator; Preparing and Strategizing Your Case in Advance of the Mediation; Preparing Your Mediation Statement(s) Confidential and/or Shared; Preparing Your Client for the Mediation; Managing The Dynamics of the Mediation; What Happens Next Whether the Mediation is Successful or Unsuccessful. By understanding what goes into the process for both the counsel and client, the potential for a good result is maximized and an effective process is achieved.