TMS Event Details

Event Title: TMS Virtual Dinner and award presentation

Event Type: MCLE virtual dinner and award presentation


Zoom online

Feel free to dress for dinner and seat yourself with a glass of wine and a meal to join your fellow members in a convivial virtual event!

Details will be emailed to registrants.  Please forward this information to your Guests as TMS will not email any Guests directly.

Presenter: Bruce Edwards

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm*

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Although TMS' calendar is set to PST, Member Calendar settings often corrupt the scheduled time and TMS cannot control the user end.)

This event will qualify for one hour of MCLE credit. Please verify your attendance with the Dinner Chair to receive credit.


What have we learned from a generation spent implementing mediation in the United States? What lessons and opportunities emerge from our efforts to carry these lessons to other communities throughout the world? Perhaps most important, where do we as a mediation profession see ourselves in this moment and time and what impact can we have on our future. Come listen to one of our profession’s thought leaders reflect on these profoundly important questions and prepare to engage with your Mediation Society colleagues.


About our Presenter:

Bruce Edwards is a mediation industry pioneer and cofounder of JAMS where he recently served as chairman of the board. He has been a full time mediator for over thirty years, including the past six months transitioning temporarily to virtual mediation. Bruce has taught advanced mediation skills to mediators over the past two decades at Pepperdine University and has taught mediators in more than twenty countries. Together with his wife Susan, they have developed the Edwards Mediation Academy, an online platform devoted to providing online skill development through courses in mediation and mediation advocacy.



2020 TMS Award for outstanding contributions to the field of mediation of commercial disputes and civil litigation will be presented to Victor Schachter!

2020-2021 Mediation Society Board of Directors will be sworn in.