Is Mediation the New Jury Trial? Approaches and Strategies to Effective Mediation (May 17, 2019)

Program Number: 2947

Program Date: 05/17/2019


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Over 90% of cases settle before trial as parties are seeking quicker and less expensive ways to resolve disputes. Indeed, it is clear that one of the reasons for the decline in trials is that mediation has assumed a greater role in resolving lawsuits. In order to prepare for this “new normal,” lawyers need to refine their trial skills to represent clients effectively at mediation. But like jury trials preparation for mediation is critically important to the overall success of the process. In this program trial attorney Tony Rospert will provide a practical guide to preparing for mediation and address best practices, including strategies in selecting the right mediator, providing an opening statement during the joint session, and using experts at the mediation, in order to maximize the likelihood of a successful dispute resolution.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - BOTH New and Experienced Attorneys, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE Credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE Credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for BOTH Experienced and New Attorneys in NY


Anthony (Tony) Rospert, Esq.

Thompson Hine LLP

As a partner in the Business Litigation group, Tony helps clients overcome legal obstacles in order to protect their assets and manage litigation risk in pursuit of their strategic goals. He believes that a big part of his job is assessing risk for his clients in order to help them make the best possible decision. Tony also views himself as a legal quarterback for in-house counsel by matching the needs of his clients to the resources of Thompson Hine in order to ensure success.Tony has a passion for helping his clients succeed by treating them like his best friends by being loyal, well-connected and honest with them about the strengths and weaknesses of their legal positions. As a result, clients rely on Tony as a “go-to” litigator for their most significant matters. Outside the courtroom, Tony is a certified BBQ judge and judges 7-10 sanctioned competitions per year.

Tony focuses his practice on complex business and corporate litigation involving financial service institutions, real estate development and management companies, commercial and contract disputes, indemnification claims, shareholder actions, business transactions, class actions and D&O litigation.Litigation can prove time-consuming and become costly, so for many disputes there may be more effective methods of resolution than traditional court litigation. Although Tony has an impressive record of courtroom achievements, he seeks to optimize case outcomes while managing the costs, time and stress of a lawsuit by regularly using arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as pragmatic ways to meet his clients' needs.