Course

Mediation Advocacy: How a Lawyer can be Effective During Mediation

As mediation now plays a greater role in resolving disputes, lawyers need to equip themselves with a wider set of skills to represent their clients as effectively in mediation as in a courtroom trial. The way to communicate and negotiate in mediation differs vastly from litigation.

Mediation advocacy is the technique of presenting and arguing a client’s position, needs and interests in a non-adversarial way. Lawyers have to work with all parties including the opposing counsel and the mediator to negotiate a satisfactory settlement while protecting their client’s interests. Instead of using positional tactics, mediation advocacy is a technique which focuses on advancing mutual interests, reconciliation and joint problem solving.

We offer a two-day training programme on mediation advocacy, 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.

This training programme aims to equip participants with a deeper understanding of mediation advocacy and skills to represent clients at mediation. The training will also help participants to better understand their role in mediation and how to get the best possible results for their clients.

Participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the nuts and bolts of the mediation process
  • Use the tools taught for effective mediation advocacy
  • Demonstrate skills to help clients see mediation as a suitable option to settling disputes
  • Apply effective legwork for mediation – selecting the mediator, preparing the case summary and supporting documents, and preparing clients
  • Develop the art of maximising clients’ settlement benefits
  • Understand institutional (judicial) perspectives on mediation
  • Be aware of legal issues in mediation

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

An applicant may claim the following CPD points, where relevant:

1. Singapore Institute of Legal Education

The Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE) has accredited this training programme as follows:

  • CPD points for lawyers: 11.5
  • Practice area: Professional skills
  • Training category: Foundation

Applicants who require CPD points should state their Admission as Advocate and Solicitor Number (AAS No.) on the registration form.

For more information on SILE’s CPD Scheme, please click here.

2. Council for Estate Agencies (CEA)

The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) has accredited this training programme as follows:

  • CPD credit hours: 4 CPD core hours

For more information on CEA’s CPD Scheme, please click here.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Ms Suhartini Binte Salim
Tel: +65 6804 9286
Fax: +65 6333 5085
Email: training@mediation.com.sg

This course is accredited by:

Notice

SMC reserves the right to cancel a training programme or Mediation Skills Assessment, and to change published details without prior notice. SMC also reserves the right to change its terms and conditions at any time.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be practicing lawyers or in-house counsel.

  • Productivity and Innovation Credit Scheme (PIC)

    Singapore businesses may claim PIC benefits on costs incurred to provide training to employees for the purposes of trade and business. Singapore businesses may qualify 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, please click here.

    Singapore businesses may claim PIC benefits on costs incurred to provide training to employees for the purposes of trade and business. Singapore businesses may qualify 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, please click here.