Using mediation as a way to resolve disputes efficiently has been a core part of the Australian legal system for many years and is now being incorporated into other legal systems around the world.  Students in this course are immersed in mediation theory, policy and practice, developing a clear understanding of the role of mediation as a dispute management process. They develop the basic skills necessary to conduct an effective mediation in a legal context.

The course delivers a sound knowledge of the analytical models and characteristics of mediation, the ability to analyse its advantages and drawbacks, and distinguish it from other dispute resolution processes. The course identifies the range of skills used by mediators and the ethical challenges they face, and the role of lawyers, legal representatives and the parties involved in the mediation process.

Mediation is suitable for academics, lawyers, mediators and other dispute resolution professionals, in addition to potential users of mediation services, advocates and mediation supporters.

Topic: 
Dispute Resolution
Duration: 
4 days, Thursday - Sunday, 8-11 September 2022, 9am-5pm
Next course:
8 September 2022 (see all)
Facilitator(s):
Ms Anne-Marie Rice
Location:
UQ St Lucia (view map)
Enrolment options: 
CPD
Cost: 
$2310

Topics covered

  • current issues in mediation
  • mediation - definition and principles
  • mediation - a comparison with other ADR processes
  • conflict
  • contemporary mediation practices
  • mediator's function
  • assisting the communications
  • mediation skills
  • lawyers as negotiators/mediators
  • ethical dilemmas in mediation
  • legal issues for mediators
  • contemporary mediation directions - local & global.

Who is the course designed for

Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

Style of learning

Our CPD participants benefit from small class sizes which encourage group discussion and debate, and 1-on-1 access to industry experts and leading researchers.

Location

This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia campus.

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Enrolment options

 Register for Continuing Professional Development

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment, and your course participation may not be used as academic credit towards a qualification. Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice. Registration closes 2 weeks before the course starts.

Enrol as CPD


 Enrol as a part of a Master's degree program

This course is part of the Master of Laws postgraduate program.

 

Upcoming sessions

8 September 2022 9:00am5:00pm
9 September 2022 9:00am5:00pm
10 September 2022 9:00am5:00pm
11 September 2022 9:00am5:00pm
Ms Anne-Marie Rice