TMS Event Details

Event Title: End-of-Life Care Decisions and Mediator as Facilitator: A Group Discussion of Alternate Roles for Mediators

Event Type: MCLE Society Session


Remmers Global

1 Kaiser Plaza – Suite 350

Oakland, CA


This program provides 1 MCLE credit for TMS Members.

Presenter: Rob Rosborough

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Time: Noon to 1:30pm

Please provide your own lunch


Family conflict is ripe for the assistance of a mediator. But is there a role for mediators before conflict has arisen, when families are planning for end-of-life decisions? Is creating a living will or a power of attorney for health care more than checking a few boxes and a signature? Mediator, attorney and professor Rob Rosborough will lead a discussion of both how these decisions work in the real world and what role a mediator can play in them. Using this arena as a springboard, the group will explore other areas where mediators can bring value before conflict has arisen. What are those areas? How can mediators help? When have you been more of a facilitator than mediator? Bring your own ideas and experience for a discussion of this aspect of mediation practice.

Please note, presentation materials will not be distributed on site.  An email will be sent out 1-2 days before the event with digital documents (if any) so please check your email prior to attending the Society Session.

Discussion Leader

Rob Rosborough is a mediator, teacher and attorney. His mediation practice focuses on disputes where an ongoing relationship is at stake, particularly elder/adult-family conflict such as disagreement over caring for an aging parent. He teaches conflict resolution skills for use in everyday life to older adults at USF’s Fromm Institute. And he maintains a general advisory and transactional law practice focusing on personal and small business issues, including end-of-life planning. He also helps lawyers cope with the stresses of practice and life by teaching them meditation skills as a certified iRest® meditation teacher.