Annual Report 2016/2017

  • August 16, 2017

Submitted by CBABC Sections

Summary of Meetings

Number of Meetings Held: 2

November 15, 2016
Guest Speaker: Michael Lomax, Johnson Milton 
Meeting Title/Topic: High Conflict Clients - Keeping Them Engaged 
Synopsis: Michael lead a discussion on the techniques lawyers and mediators can use to keep clients with high conflict personlities engaged in the conflict resolution process.

May 11, 2017
Guest Speaker: Donna Soules, MA, Mediator & Conflict Resolution Educator 
Meeting Title/Topic: Defensiveness 
Synopsis: This presentation explored the many faces of defensiveness and how to adopt a curious attitude to understand the root of defensive behaviors. It included a review of theories from different psychological perspectives affecting both mediators and clients. These theories were then integrated with discussion of practical skilles used by experienced mediators to address defensiveness in conflict situations.

Comments and Observations of the Chair