Past Event – Virtual Mediation Bootcamp and Mentorship Roundtable: Your Essential Guide to Excelling at Mediation Alternative Dispute (OBA)

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, Marshall Schnapp contributed to a panel discussion on Mastering the Mediation via webinar. Marshall and peers discussed the following topics: 

  • How to set up an ethical framework for your mediation, including your ethical and professional duties as counsel.
  • When should you use an opening statement and what should it contain?  
  • Identifying and managing interests and positions.
  • Negotiation techniques, including anchoring and strategic pacing of bids. 
  • Effectively using the mediator.  
  • The ins and outs of caucusing.  
  • How to handle impasse, bad behaviour and fatigue.  
  • When is it time to terminate the mediation?

This panel discussion was part of the OBA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution / Young Lawyers Division Program. To access the full program agenda, visit:

This event was accredited for EDI professionalism hours (0h:15m), professionalism hours (0h:15m) and substantive hours (3h:30m).

For more information visit the event website: