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Mediation: Theory and Practice

January 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - January 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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Presented by the Conflict Resolution Program at Santa Clara Law

Dates and Times: January 10 (1:30-5:30); January 11-12 (9-5); January 24 (1:30-5:30); January 25-26 (9-5)


This Unique Mediation Training brings together law students and professionals in business, health care, human resource, mediation and law who wish to expand their understanding of conflict and develop the skills and self-awareness necessary to mediate effectively. This highly interactive and experiential program meets the 40-hour training requirements of most courts and many community mediation programs. Topics include:

  • Understanding and managing conflict
  • Negotiation basics
  • Key communication skills, including empathic listening
  • Mediation ethics and decision making
  • Facilitating case evaluation, including the role of law and lawyers
  • Application of social and neuro sciences to conflict and negotiation
  • Self-awareness and self-reflection
  • Implicit bias and cross-cultural competence
  • Special issues: grief, apology and forgiveness
  • Representing clients in mediation
  • Professional development – reflective practice and the business of mediation

Dates and Times: January 10 (1:30-5:30); January 11-12 (9-5); January 24 (1:30-5:30); January 25-26 (9-5)

Tuition: $1,995; $1,695, gov/non-profit; $100 discount 30 days before program (n/a to gov/non-profit)

Tuition, due at registration, is fully refundable, minus $300 cancellation fee, up to two weeks before the course begins.


Dana CurtisDana Curtis directs the Conflict Resolution Program at Santa Clara Law. Her 26-year mediation career includes four years as a staff mediator for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and recognition as a “Top 50” California neutral. She has conducted mediation training for organizations, courts and law schools throughout the U.S. and internationally, including at Stanford Law School’s Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, where she taught mediation for ten years, and Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, where she co-teaches Mediating Disputes. Dana mediates a broad range of disputes in her Sausalito, CA practice and has written about mediation, including co-authoring Appellate Mediation: A Guidebook for Attorneys and Mediators.

Dana will be joined by other Bay Area mediators and trainers.

For Information: contact Dana Curtis, Conflict Resolution Program Director, at dcurtis@scu.edu or (415) 515-8903.

Guarantee: Santa Clara Law guarantees the quality of its programs and will refund tuition (minus the registration fee) to any participant who is not satisfied with a course.

MCLE: As a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider, Santa Clara Law certifies that this activity has been approved for 33.5 hours of MCLE credit, including two hours for Legal Ethics and one hour for the Recognition and Elimination of Bias.

Accommodation: If you need reasonable accommodation to attend this event, please contact The Office of Disabilities Resources at 408-554-4109 or disabilitiesresources@scu.edu at least 72 hours before the event.


January 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
January 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Dana Curtis


Charney Hall 101, Lawyers Lab
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050 United States
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    Mediation: Theory and Practice

  • January 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - January 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
  • Charney Hall 101, Lawyers Lab