TMS Event Details

Event Title: Pre-hearing preparation

Event Type: Society Session


Remmers Global
1 Kaiser Plaza
Noon – 1:30pm

(Please bring your own lunch)


Presenter: Ron Kelly

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Time: 12:00 AM


Ron Kelly will discuss with us the novel approach he often uses in preparing parties and counsel for mediation. In 1991, Ron first experimented with “putting a mediator on a piece of paper” and was amazed at how well it worked. Ever since, he’s required the parties themselves to complete this 20-question written questionnaire, and to submit it in place of mediation briefs. He has then held an extensive separate phone caucus with each side (parties with their counsel) prior to the mediation hearing, to review the answers and prepare the parties for productive negotiation.n
About Ron Kelly: Honored with seven major ADR awards, Ron is one of the principal architects of California mediation law. He designed and conducts both BASF’s and UC Berkeley’s regular mediation trainings for lawyers, judges and business professionals. Ron is a professional mediator and arbitrator in Berkeley (