Basic Skills for the New Mediatorby Allan H. Goodman
This book provides a detailed overview of mediation, from the premediation conference through all stages of the mediation session. It guides the new mediator through the mediation process by answering the one hundred questions most frequently asked by new mediators. The book has been used successfully for self-instruction and as a training manual. Experienced
This book provides a detailed overview of mediation, from the premediation conference through all stages of the mediation session. It guides the new mediator through the mediation process by answering the one hundred questions most frequently asked by new mediators. The book has been used successfully for self-instruction and as a training manual. Experienced mediators and attorneys who represent clients in mediation will also find this book extremely useful. The Appendix 'Everything You Never Wanted to Know About the Rules of Evidence' is especially valuable for the non-attorney mediator, who must often deal with the evidentiary vocabulary of the legal profession. You will learn to establish your authority as a mediator, schedule the mediation session, deliver the mediator's opening statement, prioritise issues, preside during joint sessions, conduct private caucuses, overcome impasses, identify 'hidden agenda' and 'throwaway' items, deal with parties who lack settlement authority, and aid parties to achieve a viable settlement.
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- New Edition
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- 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Meet the Author
Allan H. Goodman is a judge, a mediator, an arbitrator, and an author of fiction and nonfiction. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the University of Toledo College of Law and a member of the bars of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
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I read the first edition of this book until my copy fell apart. I was delighted to see that Judge Goodman has written a revised second edition of Basic Skills for the New Mediator. It is clearly written by a mediator who knows what he is talking about. The detailed table of contents and the new index in the back of the book allow me to quickly locate and read a discussion of any topic. The author also invites his readers to ask him questions about mediation by email. Even though I am an experienced mediator, this book is valuable to me. If you want to learn how to mediate, or how to become a better mediator - buy this book!
I found Basic Skills For The New Mediator to be an excellent guidebook for all mediators, new and seasoned. As a mediator and trainer myself, I found topics that I had overlooked to include in my material. Allan Goodman writes with a style that encompasses readers of all levels, regardless of background or expertise. As the title suggests 'basic', without the unnecessary fluff that so many books on the subject contain. I am looking forward to reading Basic Skills For The New Arbitrator.