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College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321


phone: 208-364-4074
fax: 208-334-2176
322 E. Front St., Suite 590
Boise, ID 83702

Making Magic

Instructor: Karen Engro
Location: James A. McClure Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse--Boise, ID
Date: May 20-21, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $375.00

Course Information

The interactive mediation training program combines experiential and lecture components and will cover: marketing your mediation practice; pre-mediation considerations; drafting agreements; defining a successful mediation; buyer’s remorse issues; ethical considerations for mediators; different approaches to mediation; small group exercises and role plays.

What you will Learn:

  • Ten ways to get sued
  • Pre-mediation considerations
  • Marketing your mediation practice
  • Drafting dilemmas
  • Uncovering the elephant(s) in the room
  • What constitutes a successful mediation
  • What mediators need to know about ethics
  • Buyer's remorse: unsettling the settlement

About the Presenter

Karen Engro is the Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator for the United States District Court for the Western District of PA, having designed and implemented the Court’s ADR program that is a mandatory part of the civi litigation process (see She received her B.A. from Gannon University and her J.D. from Tulane Law School. Following law school graduation, she worked as an associate at Burns, White & Hickton in Pittsburgh. In 1993, she joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Law School where she created and ran a legal clinic in addition to teaching alternative dispute resolution. She served as Executive Director of the Judicial Council for the Supreme Court of PA from 2004- 2008. Ms. Engro has mediated and arbitrated cases for more than 18 years. She is an adjunct professor at Duquesne University School of Law and provides mediation training nationally and internationally, as well as designing and consulting on institutional mediation programs. She was a member of the PA Board of Law Examiners 2004-2010, serving as its chair 2008– 2010. Ms. Engro is a member of the bars of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court.


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