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2022 Mediation Advocacy 101

Total Credits: 1.0 Self Study

Practice Area:
Audio and Video


Original date 1/4/2022.

This program is designed for attorneys with limited or no mediation experience. This introductory course will inform the attorney on the basics of pre-mediation planning for self, the client, mediator and opposing party. We will discuss navigating the mediation session to inform the attorney on the use of the joint session, caucusing, working with the mediator, apologies, settlement documentation and post session activities in the event of impasse.  Attending this program will be helpful if the attorney wants to proceed to Mediation 201 or 301. 

 What you will learn: 

  • What a mediation is 
  • Who should attend 
  • How to prepare 
  • What to expect 
  • How to navigate with your client through the process   

Speakers: Michael Geigerman & Kim Kirn,  United States Arbitration, Inc., St. Louis 

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.



Michael Geigerman's Profile

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Michael Geigerman is the Managing Director of United States Arbitration, Inc (USAM). He has conducted over 4,500 mediations since 1986 on a wide variety of civil and commercial matters. Mike is  co-chair of the MoBar ADR Committee.  He serves on the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri ADR Committee and is an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law. Mike is a distinguished fellow of the International Academy of Mediators.

Kim Kirn's Profile

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Kim has conducted hundreds of mediations in personal injury (auto, trucking, wrongful death, premises liability and sexual misconduct) construction, real estate, special education, contracts, civil rights, class action, insurance coverage, professional malpractice and employment (discharge, tenure, disability, FMLA, wage and hour, first amendment and COVID) with US Arbitration & Mediation. Her 35+ year legal career includes mega-big law firms; uber-small law firms; and in-house counsel giving her a balanced approach to ADR.  She is a member of National Association of Distinguished Neutrals; former national Board member of Association of Attorney Mediators; Vice-chair of the Missouri Bar Association ADR Committee; and past chair of BAMSL ADR Committee.

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