What Every Mediator and Advocate Should Know About Public Sector Mediation
Presenters: Stephen Shields, John Blankenship and Joe Jarret
Experienced Rule 31 Listed Mediators and Advocates will discuss the unique aspects of public sector mediation and address the following questions: Who is the client? Under what circumstances can a mediator or advocate meet privately with the public body?
May a mediator or advocate meet “privately” with the public body to resolve a “threatened lawsuit” or pending lawsuit? May the mediator order all persons with settlement authority to participate in the mediation? To what extent does the Tennessee Public Records Act require public disclosure of a mediated settlement agreement? To what extent does the attorney work product and/or attorney/client privilege protect communications between an attorney and a mediator or third parties?
Participate in the program live or via teleconference.
1.0 Hour of General Mediation Issues