This Friday, May 19, 2017 – Opening Statements…and Beyond: A Strategic Approach to Mediation – A Workshop by Gerald Clay, Esq.

May 19, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Hawai’i Supreme Court Conference Room,
Ali’iolani Hale, 417 South King Street, 2nd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813

     In relationship-based disputes, beneath the facts presented to the mediator lie a host of other unstated issues (the res) that the parties bring to the mediation. A successful resolution may depend upon identifying and exploring these issues. This Workshop will examine strategies and techniques to identify the unstated issues beginning with the Opening Statement. Scenarios of disputes, including complex, multimillion-dollar, relationship-based conflicts and family disputes will be considered.

Jerry Clay
Jerry Clay believes that virtually all problems arising out of relationships should be mediated before the parties consider the legal system. Trained as a commercial mediator in 1984, he has written a book and published many articles proposing a change of society’s mindset to “THINK MEDIATION FIRST”. He has mediated over 1,000 matters, both large and small and along the way has developed innovative techniques and strategies which he gladly shares with colleagues.


Sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution-Hawai‘i; Co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i State Bar Association-ADR Section, the Mediation Center of the Pacific, and the Hawai‘i State Judiciary Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution