February 22, 2022 

CPMI’s Joe Hellenbrand participated in the ABA Forum on Construction Law’s Advanced Mediation Practicum at the Midwinter meeting in San Diego. The panel covered issues on how to prepare for mediation including key issues of mediator selection, timing, and briefs. Issues on opening sessions and strategies for effective caucuses were addressed in-depth. There was also a robust discussion regarding differences in how mediation of construction cases is done regionally as well as issues regarding memorializing and enforcing settlements.