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Mediation in harassment cases is often a welcome settlement process, but it can present unique challenges to both the client and lawyer. This panel of advocates and a member of the bench will discuss best practices for how to anticipate and handle some of the unique issues that can impact the mediation process and outcome in harassment cases. Topics include the potential need to educate your mediator about harassment, anticipating who should be present at the mediation (or not), supporting an emotionally vulnerable client through the mediation process, deciding what information to share and what information to keep confidential, valuing your client’s emotional distress damages, and helping your client meaningfully decide when to settle.
Cheri L. McCracken Cheri L. McCracken earned her law degree at the Arizona State University College of Law and began practicing in 1979. She worked for various federal agencies and departments as an Attorney/Advisor before founding my practice in the in 1984. Ms....MoreCheri L. McCracken earned her law degree at the Arizona State University College of Law and began practicing in 1979. She worked for various federal agencies and departments as an Attorney/Advisor before founding my practice in the in 1984. Ms. McCracken has been “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell since 2002, and has a long record of dedicated community service outside of her law practice. From 1996 to 2001, she was a member of the State Bar of Arizona’s Rules of Professional Conduct Committee. Collapse
Lynne Bernabei Lynne Bernabei has been litigating employment discrimination, civil rights, and whistleblower protection cases for thirty years. She is a founding partner of Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC where she handles claims of civil rights violations,...MoreLynne Bernabei has been litigating employment discrimination, civil rights, and whistleblower protection cases for thirty years. She is a founding partner of Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC where she handles claims of civil rights violations, discrimination, and other employment and contract disputes. Ms. Bernabei has developed extensive trial experience in federal and local courts in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, and before administrative agencies. Ms. Bernabei has brought and argued appeals before the United States Courts of Appeals for the D.C., Third, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth, and Federal Circuits. Ms. Bernabei has been included in The Best Lawyers In America since 2006. Since 2002, the Washingtonian magazine has named her on its list of Best Attorneys in Washington, D.C. In April 2004 the Legal Times Magazine named her one of the top 12 Leading Labor & Employment Litigators in Washington, D.C. Since 2005, Lawdragon named her as one of 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, and since 2006 Ms. Bernabei has been named as one of the top lawyers in Super Lawyers. Collapse
Michael J. Willemin Michael J. Willemin is a Partner at Wigdor LLP. Mr. Willemin has come to prominence as a leading plaintiffs’ attorney within the field of employment litigation, having successfully represented clients in numerous high-impact employment matters in...MoreMichael J. Willemin is a Partner at Wigdor LLP. Mr. Willemin has come to prominence as a leading plaintiffs’ attorney within the field of employment litigation, having successfully represented clients in numerous high-impact employment matters in federal and state court, as well as in arbitration. Mr. Willemin concentrates his practice in counseling and litigation of sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of race, gender, pregnancy, disability and age and LGBTQ+ status, retaliation, defamation, family and medical leave, wage and hour, whistleblower and contract cases. Mr. Willemin’s practice also includes civil rights, appellate, and complex class and collective action litigation. Additionally, Mr. Willemin handles certain high-profile personal injury cases, including wrongful death. He has represented individuals in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, entertainment and media, hospitality, medicine, architecture, retail and many others. Because of his reputation and negotiating skills, and the reputation of Wigdor LLP, Mr. Willemin is often able to procure very favorable settlements for many of his clients before a lawsuit is even filed. Collapse
October 12, 2018
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
The Role Of Mediation In Resolving Workplace Harassment Claims - Audio
The Role Of Mediation In Resolving Workplace Harassment Claims - Paper
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