711 S. Rayburn Drive
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321
Basic Civil Mediation
Instructor: Kimberlee Kovach
Location: University Of Idaho College of Law
Date: May 13-17, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Basic Civil Mediation, taught by Kimberlee Kovach, is a 40-hour course that explores conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation theory through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, exercises, and role-plays. Kimberlee brings a wide range of knowledge and experience to this course and will ensure a fruitful learning experience.
What you will Learn
- Fundamentals of effective, ethical mediation practice
- Diverse mediator orientations, goals and styles
- “Cutting-edge” issues currently debated in the field
- Strategies for working with attorneys in the mediation process
- Communication approaches in preventing, reducing, and resolving conflicts
- The principles of mediation advocacy from both a mediator’s and advocate’s perspective
- Negotiation strategies used in mediation
- A deeper understanding of conflict and alternative approaches to addressing disputes
- The impact of cultural and other diversity on conflict and conflict resolution
About the Presenter
Kimberlee K. Kovach has over thirty years experience in mediation as a leading teacher, trainer, scholar and practitioner. She is a Past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, as well as a former Chair of the State Bar of Texas ADR Section. Professor Kovach has taught a variety of ADR courses in legal education for twenty years, and is the author of a text book for law school use, Mediation: Principles And Practice (3rd ed. 2004). She is also the author of Mediation In A Nutshell (2nd ed. 2010). Kovach has published numerous law review articles, book chapters as well as short articles on a variety of ADR related topics. Professor Kovach has lectured extensively and conducted hundreds of trainings throughout the United States and abroad. She serves as a mediator, arbitrator, and trainer as well as the Distinguished Lecturer in Dispute Resolution at South Texas College of Law.