With its 20-year track record, SMC is the training expert in the field of negotiation, mediation and conflict management in Singapore and the region. SMC has conducted workshops in countries such as Fiji, Malta, Jordan, China, Myanmar, the Philippines etc. Our workshops are highly rated. For instance, in one workshop for the Ministry of Education, 100% of participants rated it as either excellent or very good.
Our trainers bring with them the best of both worlds — an Asian sensitivity to cultural nuances in mediation and a background in the Harvard model of interest-based negotiations. They use proven teaching methods and hands-on lessons to liven up the classes. SMC runs workshops for organisations in Singapore weekly.
Mediation Advocacy: How to be an Effective Lawyer during Mediation
Next Course Dates:
To be advised
Registration Fee (Inclusive of GST)
This 2-day workshop is specially tailored for lawyers and in-house counsel who represent their clients or organisations in mediating civil disputes, whether in court or in contentious pre-litigation matters.
Mediation has become increasingly important in Singapore. Because it now plays a greater role in resolving legal wrangles, lawyers need to equip themselves to represent their clients as effectively in mediation as in a trial.
The way to communicate and negotiate in mediation differs vastly from trial advocacy. As a lawyer, you have to work with opposing counsel to negotiate a settlement while protecting your client’s interests.
This workshop will enable lawyers to better understand their role in mediation and get the best possible results for their clients.
What You Can Expect to Learn:
- Nuts and bolts of the mediation process
- Must-have tools for effective mediation advocacy
- Skills to help your client see mediation as a suitable option to settling a dispute
- Effective legwork for mediation — selecting your mediator, readying the case summary and supporting documents, and preparing your client
- How to maximise your client’s settlement benefits
- Institutional (judicial) perspectives on mediation
- Legal issues in mediation
Who Should Attend:
Lawyers and in-house counsel who want to learn:
- More about mediation advocacy
- How to represent clients at mediation
Continuing Professional Development Points (CPD):
The Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE) has accredited this workshop as follows:
- CPD Points for Lawyers: 12
- Practice Area: Professional Skills
- Training Category: Foundation
Participants who require CPD Points should state their Admission as Advocate and Solicitor Number (AAS No.) on the registration form.
For details on SILE’s CPD Scheme, visit: http://www.silecpdcentre.sg
Attending the Mediation Advocacy: How to be an Effective Lawyer during Mediation qualifies all Singapore businesses for tax deductions/allowances. Or, they can opt for cash payouts from the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) Scheme administered by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), subject to terms and conditions. For more information on the PIC scheme, visit the IRAS website here.
SMC reserves the right to cancel a workshop and to change published details without prior notice.