CLE Events

2023 MENTORING ACADEMY

FOR ATTORNEY-MEDIATORS

February 24–25, 2023

CARLTON FIELDS
4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607

Advanced mediation techniques to move your practice to the next level.
Certified mediators will share their expertise and practical insights.

REGISTERBOOK ROOMS

REVIEWS FROM THE PREVIOUS ACADEMY

“Loved the round-robin demo. I really appreciated the real-time critique of techniques and styles.”

“This was an exceptional seminar. It provided a wealth of practical and effective tips and knowledge.”

“The mediation exercise was definitely more helpful than any lecture or presentation—excellent job.”

LEARN FROM THE PROS

Ready to advance your mediation practice?

Join us at the Mentoring Academy and expand your competency and experience.

  • Practice techniques and receive live, immediate feedback that will make you a better mediator.
  • Gain appropriate, ethical mediation techniques to address a complex litigation.
  • Advance your experience in handling hurdles that can appear in complex cases.
  • Improve how you handle openings in circumstances ranging from hostile to congenial—what to do and when.
  • Get pro tips on how to test party-imposed limitations without overstepping ethical boundaries.
  • Learn technology tips that can enhance your practice and improve your clients’ experiences.
  • Increase your statewide network of mentors and co-mediators.

Hosted by The Alternative
Dispute Resolution Section
of The Florida Bar

Feb. 24–25, 2023
CARLTON FIELDS
4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607

Course Number 5699
Credits:
General 11.5 CLE/Live CME
Ethics 1 CLE/CME
Technology 1 CLE
Professionalism 7.5 CLE/CME

Reserve rooms through
“The Florida Bar” room block:
AC Hotel by Marriott Tampa Airport
4020 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, FL  33607
(813) 350-4020

Faculty members for the Mentoring Academy are among the most experienced mediators in Florida. Some work in large firms and others practice solo. Each is certified as a County, Circuit Civil or Family mediator.

2023 MENTORING ACADEMY SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24

1 PM—On-site registration opens

2 – 2:10 PM—Welcome and introductions: ADR Section Chair Kathy McLeroy with Academy Co-Chairs Chris Magee and John Salmon

2:10 – 2:55 PM—Mindfulness in Mediation: Patrick Russell

3 – 4:40 PM—Panel Discussion on Tailoring the Opening Statement: Panel members Michelle Jernigan, Leslie LangbeinHarold Oehler

4:50 – 6 PM—Networking reception followed by dinner on your own

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

8 AM—Registration; continental breakfast

8:30 AM—Welcome and Introductions

8:40 AM – 12:20 PM—Mediation Exercise

12:20 – 1:10 PM—Lunch (provided) All About the Clicks—Utilizing Technology in a Mediation Practice for Agreements, Marketing, Practice Administration and More: David Salmon and Christy Foley

1:10 – 1:20 PM—Break

1:20 – 3:40 PM—Participant Roundtables

3:40 – 4:30 PM—Wit and Wisdom—ADR Section Former Chairs Respond: Bob Hoyle, Kathy McLeroy, Patrick Russell, Kim Torres

4:30 PM—Closing remarks, adjourn, participant evaluations of program

Course Number 5699
Credits:
General 11.5 CLE/Live CME
Ethics 1 CLE/CME
Technology 1 CLE
Professionalism 7.5 CLE/CME

2023 MENTORING ACADEMY FACULTY

John Salmon

John Salmon (Program Co-Chair)

Salmon & Dulberg Dispute Resolution, Miami

Christina Magee

Christina Magee (Program Co-Chair)

Brevard Mediation Services, LLC, Satellite Beach

Shari Elessar

Shari Elessar

Back on Track Mediation, South Florida

Christy Foley

Christy Foley

E-Mediation Services and The Law Office of Christy L. Foley, Sanford

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Robert Hoyle

D. Robert Hoyle, P.A., Bradenton

A. Michelle Jernigan

A. Michelle Jernigan

Upchurch Watson White & Max, Maitland

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Kelly Overstreet Johnson

Overstreet Johnson Mediation & Arbitration, Tallahassee

Leslie Langbein

Leslie Langbein

Langbein & Langbein, P.A., Miami

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Ana Cristina Maldonado "Cristina"

Upchurch Watson White & Max, West Palm Beach

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Kathy McLeroy

Carlton Fields, Tampa

Harold Oehler

Harold Oehler

Oehler Mediation, Tampa

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Rosa Rodriguez

Salmon & Dulberg Dispute Resolution, Miami

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Patrick Russell

Salmon & Dulberg Dispute Resolution and Meaningful Mediation, Miami

David H. Salmon

David Salmon

Salmon & Dulbert Dispute Resolution, Miami

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Christopher Shulman

Shulman ADR Law, P.A., Tampa

Kim Torres

Kim Torres

Torres Mediation Services, Melbourne

Special thanks to our role players for the 2023 Mentoring Academy:  Leslie Carlet, Greg Holder, Charlotte Fernée Kelly, Natalie Paskiewicz, Patricia Sigman, and Ralph Stoddard.

Many thanks to the Mentoring Academy Committee for their planning and hard work. The Florida Bar ADR Section’s mission is to assist attorney-mediators in all ADR-related matters.

2023 MENTORING ACADEMY COMMITTEE

Christina Magee

Christina Magee, Co-Chair

Brevard Mediation, Satellite Beach

John Salmon

John Salmon, Co-Chair

Salmon & Dulberg Dispute Resolution, Hollywood

Ana Cristina Maldonado

Ana Cristina Maldonado

Upchurch Watson White & Max, West Palm Beach

Shari Elessar

Shari Elessar

Back On Track Mediation, Royal Palm Beach