TMS Event Details

Event Title: Mediator Practice Tips for Appellate Mediation

Event Type: Roundtable


Nixon Peabody
One Embarcadero Center
Suite 1800
San Francisco

Presenter: Dana Curtis

Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017

Time: 7:45 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Program

There is no charge for this event.
Members may bring pre-registered guests

An application for 1 hour of appellate specialization credit is pending with the State Bar of California.

Coffee, juice and pastries will be served


We will explore the unique challenges and opportunities of appellate mediation and how a mediator can structure and lead a process that allows parties to settle these disputes that have long evaded resolution. Dana will also share some highlights from Appellate Mediation: A Guidebook for Attorneys and Mediators that apply broadly to other mediations.


Please note, presentation materials will not be distributed at the event.  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 Roundtable.


Discussion Leader:

Dana Curtis’
interest and experience in appellate mediation began with her service as a Circuit Mediator with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the mid-1990s. Since then, she has continued to mediate appeals in her private practice and to train appellate mediators in California’s First, Second and Third Appellate Districts and in appellate courts throughout the U.S. Recently, she published the first book on appellate mediation Appellate Mediation: A Guidebook for Attorneys and Mediators with appellate specialist Brendon Ishikawa (ABA Publishing 2016). Dana taught mediation at Stanford Law School for 10 years and presently co-teaches Mediating Disputes for Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation and serves as Director of Conflict Resolution Programing for University of Santa Clara School of Law.