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  • 2021 THE INSIDE SCOOP ON NEVADA SETTLEMENT PROGRAM MEDIATION STRATEGIES, PART 2 (SP)

    Recorded March 19, 2021

    Course Description:

    Join Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Program Core Committee member, Lans Levitt, Esq., in a facilitated discussion on the inside scoop on settlement program mediation strategies and tips. This facilitated discussion will review the content from the Nevada Settlement Program - The Inside Scoop on Nevada Settlement Program Mediation Strategies, Part 1. It is recommended that you view Part 1 prior to viewing this facilitated discussion.

    This a two-part training. Viewing of part one is recommended prior to viewing part two.

  • NEVADA SUPREME COURT SETTLEMENT PROGRAM: 2021 THE INSIDE SCOOP ON SETTLEMENT PROGRAM STRATEGIES, PART 1 (SP)

    Recorded: February 18, 2021

    Course Description:

    Margaret Crowley, Esq. gets the inside scoop on settlement program mediation strategies and tips from Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Program Core Committee member, Lans Levitt, Esq., who has been a part of this program since its inception. Learn about the history of the Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Program and explore mediation techniques, from new to tried and true, as Margaret Crowley conducts an in-depth interview of Lans Levitt.

    This is part one of a two-part training. If you plan on participating in part two, the facilitated discussion, it is best to view part one prior to this training.

  • 2021 SANCTIONS 101: A FACILITATED DISCUSSION OF RULE 16 (G) (SP)

    Recorded: January 22, 2021

    Course Description:

    This facilitated discussion will focus on your thoughts as to the current Rule regarding sanctions; including whether it should be Expanded, Eliminated, or Maintained.

  • 2021 IMPASSE IS A FALLACY: SETTLEMENT JUDGE 2019 WORKSHOP (SP)

    Course Revision Effective Date: February 12, 2020

    Course Description:

    This course isn’t exactly what the title sounds like. It is intended to challenge even the most experienced mediators and shake them out of their rut and nudge them off of the plateau they may have landed on. We begin by listing all of the typical causes of impasse in mediation, and then operate on the assumption that the mediator should accept responsibility for the majority of these roadblocks and can avoid an impasse by taking action in their convening process or in the early stages of the mediation to assure that impasse never occurs. This workshop is a highly interactive, high energy training that is seriously practical, as the goal is for each attendee to leave with a list of 50 new tools that they are going to implement immediately in their next mediations. The more experienced the audience is, the more we work in small groups, building off of each others’ experience. It inspires and creates “aha” moments as mediators are exposed to new paradigms and ideas that will make them more effective in their work, and have them facing impasse much less frequently.

  • 2020 TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESSFUL RESULTS IN CUSTODY AND OTHER RELATIONSHIP-BASED SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES, PART 2 (SP)

    Recorded: November 20, 2020

    Course Description:

    This facilitated round table focuses on tips and techniques for dealing with cases in which personal relationships drive the conflict and the parties will have an on-going relationship after the litigation has concluded. The discussion will ask such questions as: In custody cases, does our role change and if so, how?

    This is part two of a two-part training. Viewing of part one is required in order to participate in part two.

  • TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESSFUL RESULTS IN CUSTODY AND OTHER RELATIONSHIP-BASED SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES, PART 1 (SP)

    Recorded: September 10, 2020

    Course Description:

    Mediating custody and other relationship-based settlement conferences is an emotionally triggered process and managing these types of settlement conferences needs a firm touch. What techniques can be used to manage these types of settlement conferences effectively? Join Melissa Mangiaracina as she interviews Carolyn Worrell who shares her vast knowledge and experiences she has garnered over the past 30 years that has led her to have many successful outcomes in custody and other relationship-based mediations. This training is designed for the Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judges.

    This is part one of a two-part training. On Friday, November 20, 2020, part two will be live-streamed via ZOOM and recorded. Viewing of part one is required in order to participate in part two.

  • 2020 DO VIRTUAL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES WORK? MEDIATING IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS (SP)

    Recorded: August 21, 2020

    Course Description:

    Everybody is conducting remote meetings, but what effect has that had on your practices? Have settlement rates changed? Are you encountering any hurdles that reoccur during remote hearings? Join Eleissa Lavelle, Esq., and other settlement judges, for a facilitated discussion of challenges and techniques related to remote settlement hearings. Come prepared to share your experiences and statistics thus far.

  • 2020 USING AN ONLINE PLATFORM TO CONDUCT MEDIATION (SP)

    Recorded June 9, 2020

    Course Description:

    Please join the Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Program for an interactive session via Zoom. Ms. Margaret Crowley and Ms. Anne-Marie Mayeaux will walk you through the mechanics of meeting controls, setting up a meeting, breakout rooms, and more. Time permitting, each participant will take a turn as host of the meeting in order to fully experience how to maximize the Zoom features.

  • 2020 SAFETY AWARENESS FOR SUPREME COURT SETTLEMENT JUDGES (SP)

    Course Effective Date: February 1, 2020

    Training Description: During this course, faculty will provide information about important safety considerations that all Settlement Judges should be aware of at all stages of the mediation process. Faculty will examine violence not only in the context of mediation, but of society at large. The course will then examine numerous aspects of safety that you should consider prior to mediating, including consideration of participants’ cultural backgrounds, the parties’ relationships, and the individuals involved. Faculty will then discuss practical considerations to take into account the day of the mediation, such as where to hold a mediation and where participants should sit. They will also cover aspects of safety to consider after the mediation concludes. Law enforcement will weigh in with their perspective on maintaining a safe mediation environment, followed by a video on how to react in a worst-case scenario. Each segment will be followed by review questions that qualify this course for continuing education credit.

  • 2019 NEVADA SETTLEMENT JUDGES: PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (SP)

    Course Effective Date: January 1, 2019 

    Course Description: The Nevada Supreme Court's Settlement Program was launched in 1997 and since its inception has enjoyed a better-than-expected settlement rate. This success is attributed in large part to the dedication and perseverance of our Settlement Judges.

    During this course, faculty will provide an overview of the Settlement Program, its purpose, history, and statistics. They will also explain basic processes such as the criteria for cases assigned to the program and how the assignment is communicated to the settlement judge and the parties. Additionally, they will walk through, step-by-step, the procedural requirements a settlement judge follows before, during, and after a mediation using examples from actual cases. And finally, faculty will outline the program timelines and review the many benefits of the settlement program to all involved.