Alternative Dispute Resolution Section to Host Seminars

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan, in collaboration with the Labor & Employment Law Section, Litigation Section, Probate & Estate Planning Section, Real Property Law Section, and Young Lawyers Section, will host two seminars in June called “Representing Clients in Mediation: The Art of Effective Mediation Advocacy.” The first seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on June 6 at the Eberhard Center, located in Grand Rapids. The second seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 29 at the Doubletree Hilton, located in Novi.

Both seminars will include the following sessions: “How Mediation Advocacy is Different from Traditional Zealous Advocacy: How to Make the Most of a Unique Process,” “Preparing Lawyers and Clients for Mediation: What it Takes to Get Truly Ready,” and “Mediation Advocacy at the Table: How to Achieve the Best Results Possible for Your Client.”

The Grand Rapids seminar will feature mediators and arbitrators H. Rhett Pinsky, Lee Hornberger, and William W. Jack Jr. and advocates Anne L. Buckleitner, Scott S. Brinkmeyer, and Pamela C. Enslen. The Novi seminar will feature mediators and arbitrators Earlene R. Bagett-Hayes, Sheldon J. Stark, and Paul Monicatti and advocates Edward H. Pappas, Kathryn J. Humphrey, and Michael S. Leib.

Printed copies of materials will be available onsite the day of both events and digitally in the library after the event. The seminars each cost $95 for members of the co-sponsoring sections, $145 for non-section members, and $45 for law students. To register online or download a copy of the mail-in registration form, visit For more information, contact Sheldon Stark at or (734) 417-0287.