This session focuses on the theory and practice of mediation for attorneys who represent clients in the mediation process and those who serve as mediators.
DVD Supplemental Information
Title: Mediation – An Alternative to Litigation? (ADR)
Instructor: Allan H. Goodman, J.D.
Presenters: Allan H. Goodman, J.D. and William D. Brown, Ph.D.
Description: This session focuses on the theory and practice of mediation for attorneys who represent clients in the mediation process and those who serve as mediators.
Credit Hours: 1 CLE Hour (General)
*Note - DVD's are not preapproved for CLE. Written materials are provided as a url link on the cover of the DVD. TRT, Inc. does provide documentation following the written materials, for you to submit to your state bar for approval.
.5 hr The Decision to Use Mediation
I. Advantages of Voluntary Mediation
II. Is Mandated Mediation Advantageous?
III. The Court’s Inherent Authority to Compel Mediation
IV. Mediating in Good Faith – Is Settlement the Only Goal?
V. What Personality Type Mediator is the Most Advantageous?
VI. Party Empowerment and Control of the Solution.
.5 hr Conducting the Mediation Session
VII. The Mediator’s Role – Facilitative or Evaluative?
VIII. Private Caucuses and Ex parte communication
IX. The Role of the Attorney and Client in Maintaining a Dialogue
X. Overcoming Impasses and Achieving Settlement
XI. The Rules of Evidence – Do they Apply?
XII. Why Some Mediations Fail
1.0 hr. + Total CLE Credit
Allan H. Goodman
J.D. - University of Toledo College of Law (1974)
Graduate Fellowship, Georgetown University School of Languages and Linguistics (Summer 1972)
B.S.F.S. - Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (1972)
Virginia State Bar: Member since 1975 (Judicial Member since 1993)
District of Columbia Bar: Member since 1976 (Judicial Member since 1993)
Maryland Bar: Member since 1990
Admission to Practice
U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Federal and State Courts in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland
Judge, - United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals – January 2007 to present
Judge - United States General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals, 1993-2006
Owner and Publisher - Solomon Publications, Rockville, 1994 - present
Private Arbitrator and Mediator, 1985 - present
Private Practice of law 1975 - 1993
Adjunct Professor (Construction Contract Law) Georgetown University Law Center 1987-2001
Lecturer in Law (Government Contract Law) University of Richmond, 1980-1985
Adjunct Professor (Government Contract Law) University of Virginia, Northern Virginia Extension 1981-1984
Presenter, TRT Inc. since 2003.
Basic Skills for the New Mediator, Solomon Publications (1994)
Basic Skills for the New Arbitrator, Solomon Publications (1993)
Contributing Author, Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Practical Guide for Resolving Government Contract Controversies (American Bar Association, 1999)
Contributing Author, Federal Administrative Dispute Resolution Deskbook for Practitioners (American Bar Association, 2000)
Frequent Lecturer on Alternative Dispute Resolution for various Bar Associations
See "Alternative Dispute Resolution at the General Services Board of Contract Appeals"
a website containing Judge Goodman's articles describing his ADR experience as a Judge
American Arbitration Association - National Training Faculty for Construction Arbitrators (1996-1997)
Associate Editor, Law Review, University of Toledo College of Law (1973-74)
Board of Contract Appeals Judges Association
American Arbitration Association - Commercial Arbitration Panel (1980-1999)
DC Bar Attorney Client Arbitration Board (1989-1992)
DC Superior Court Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Panel (1990-1992)
William D. Brown, Ph.D.
Ph.D. - Florida State University
M.Th. - Texas Christian University
B.D. - Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University
B.A. - Lynchburg College
Chairman and presenter, TRT, Inc. (1990 - present)
President, The Ethics Institute (1992 - present)
Private Practice (Clinical Psychology) (1970 - present)
Chair, Dept. of Family Psychology and Community Development, University of
Department Head, Dept. of Child Development & Family Relations, and
Associate Professor, Human Factors Research Laboratory, Colorado State University
Professor of Family Life, Stephens College
Psychology Instructor, United States Armed Forces Institute
Brown, William D. Board of Directors – Corporate Governance Lapdog or
Watchdog?, Leesburg, VA: Wycliff Publishers, 2007
__________________ The Ethics of Legal Ethics (Vol. 1), Washington: The Wayne
Smith Company, 1995
__________________ The Right Thing: ethics inaction/ethics in action,
Washington: The Wayne Smith Company, 1991
__________________ Welcome Stress! It Can Help You be Your Best, Minneapolis:
CompCare Publishing Co., 1983