IVE (Morrison Hill), Room 402A, 6 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Mediation "starts" when a mediator receives calls from the parties briefing him on the case and there are several important aspects a mediator should consider and prepare himself before he meets the parties e.g. understanding the dispute, contacting the parties and their legal representatives, designing a mediation process…etc. In this Workshop, Professor To will share with us his valuable experience on preparing a mediation case through a lecture and group presentation.
Two mediation cases will be distributed to participants before the Workshop. Participants are required to prepare the cases before attending the Workshop. Participants are advised to prepare the cases according to the following outlines:
1. Understanding the disputes ?
2. Further information that you as a mediator would like to know in the pre-meeting.
3. How would you approach the parties, questions to ask to obtain such information?
4. How would you prepare the parties to attend the joint mediation meeting?
5. How would you design the process, what kinds of factors would affect the design?
6. What kinds of impasses are you expected and what how and would you do to overcome these?