Colleen Byers and Jason James to Present "Effective Advocacy in Mediation and Arbitration"

Colleen Byers Jason James mediation presentation

Colleen Byers and Jason James, both attorneys and mediators at Bell, Davis & Pitt, will present on "Effective Advocacy in Mediation and Arbitration" to Forsyth County Bar Association members on Monday, July 8. Attendees will receive a 1-hour Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. 

This session will explore how to make the most of mediation and arbitration on behalf of your clients, including:

  • Tips and techniques to prepare yourself and your clients for mediation or arbitration to maximize the likelihood of an acceptable settlement
  • Effective negotiation skills to use at the bargaining table, including compassionate communication, active listening, cooperation, and collaboration
  • Strategies for the effective use of a joint opening session to begin an effective dialogue for identifying issues and finding common ground
  • What to avoid at mediation and arbitration including accusing, posturing, inflexibility, and hostility.

CLE Details and Registration

The session starts with lunch at 12:30 p.m. and follows with the presentation from 1 – 2 p.m. It will be held at the Gaines Ballroom at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Winston-Salem (460 N. Cherry St).

Attorneys interested in this presentation can register through the Forsyth County Bar Assocation by emailing or calling 336-760-1235. The cost is $10 for lunch (optional) and $20 for the CLE.