19th Annual ADR Institute and 2012 Neutrals' Conference

Recorded December 14, 2012


    Dispute Resolution Section, State Bar of Georgia; Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution; Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution


  • Shinji Morokuma, Program Co-Chair; Director, Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, Atlanta

  • Herbert H. "Hal" Gray, III, Program Co-Chair; Chair, Dispute Resolution Section, State Bar of Georgia; Ragsdale, Beals, Seigler, Patterson & Gray, LLP, Atlanta

Neutrals Attendance Certificate

    A Certificate of Attendance for 6 Continuing Education Hours for Neutrals will accompany each rental of this video.

    If you are a Neutral in need of CE's, you may rent the "Non-Credit" (uncheck the appropriate box upon checkout online, or specify "Non-Credit" on your fax/mail order form
    at a reduced price of $140) version of the program and still receive the Certificate.

    If you do not need the Certificate, simply discard it from your materials.

Welcome and program overview

  • Herbert H. "Hal" Gray, III

  • Shinji Morokuma

Ten things lawyers like (and hate!) about mediators


  • Herbert H. "Hal" Gray, III


  • Emily S. “Sandy” Bair, Emily S. Bair & Associates, P.C., Atlanta

  • James K. Bidgood, Jr., Smith Currie & Hancock LLP, Atlanta

  • Alan F. Herman, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Atlanta

Arbitration ethics and social media


  • John A. Sherrill, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Atlanta


  • Joan C. Grafstein, JAMS, Atlanta

  • Valerie S. Sanders, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • R. Wayne Thorpe, JAMS, Atlanta

Taking the war out of words: cutting edge tools for mediation

Sharon Strand Ellison, Institute for Powerful Non-Defensive Communication, Oakland, CA

Negotiating at the Next Level: How Mediators Think Differently than the Mediated

David A. Hooker, Fanning Institute, University of Georgia, Athens


Sharon Strand Ellison

SHHHHHH!!!!!! confidentiality and mediation


  • Steven J. Gold, Attorney at Law, Decatur


  • Raymond G. Chadwick, Jr., Chadwick Mediation Services LLC, Augusta

  • Timothy Hedeen, Ph.D., Professor, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw

  • Martha Kitchens, M.A., L.P.C., L.M.F.T., Douglasville

  • Edith B. Primm, Justice Center of Atlanta, Inc., Atlanta