TMS Event Details

Event Title: Mediator Risk Management – Paperwork and Malpractice Insurance

Event Type: MCLE Society Session


Cooper, White & Cooper LLP

201 California Street, 17th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Presenter: Rachel Ehrlich

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Time: Noon to 1:30pm

Please provide your own lunch.

This is an MCLE program, so participants must attend in person or through the conference call-in number in order to obtain 1 hour MCLE credit.


(Materials will be emailed to registered participants prior to the program.  Hard copies will not be distributed, so please print and take with you for reference if desired.)

Mediators tend to consider potential liability when something happens during a mediation.  Risk management begins with the paperwork that the mediator provides to memorialize retention as the neutral, the confidentiality agreement/acknowledgement, continues through best practices, and on to having an insurance policy that provides malpractice coverage for mediator work.  Learn about paperwork pitfalls and different insurance options.  Bring your paperwork templates and your insurance policy and we will review and discuss (or you may e-mail these to the facilitator in advance).


Rachel Ehrlich is a mediator who works on disputes that involve dirt, death, and disillusionment. Her mediation practice is founded on her extensive experience with insurance coverage and claims. Dispute types in which Rachel is often retained include personal injury matters arising from all types of scenarios, defective construction, other construction and real estate disputes including landlord-tenant and neighbor conflict, product liability and other complex and multi-party litigation. Prior to becoming a mediator Rachel managed the resolution of tens of thousands of insurance matters, spread across every state in the country. A more full listing of insurance coverage and related dispute types with which Rachel has experience may be found both in her Judicate West profile and on her website.