Besides the training below, Mr. Factor has spent many hundreds of hours studying and attending conferences and seminars on various aspects of the mediation and arbitration processes. So much so, that in 2006, the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University asked him to become an Adjunct Professor. He has taught the Mediation Clinic class for the past seven years.
Basic Mediation Training. Los Angeles County Bar Association, certificated by DRS, 2000.
Mediation, the Art of Facilitating Settlement. Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution: interactive, certificated training, 2000.
Masters Forum. Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
Transformative Mediation. Institute for the Study of Conflict Resolution, New York, on Pepperdine Campus, 2001.
Advanced Mediation Skills. Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Interactive Certificated Training.
Advanced Negotiation and Settlement Techniques. CEB.
Resolving Disputes with Especially Difficult People - A Program for Litigators & Mediators: Beverly Hills Bar Association, ADR Section.
Arbitrator I - Workshop: American Arbitration Association, 2003.
Arbitrator II - Advanced Case Management: American Arbitration Association. 2004.
Issue Review Board Certification Course: Institute for Conflict Management.
Employment and Commercial Arbitration: American Arbitration Association, 2-day seminar.
Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics: American Arbitration Association, December 2005.
Selected Additional Courses
Cutting Edge Negotiation Stategy for Lawyers. Negotiation Strategy Institute; Presenter: David Gold.
Advanced Negotiation. Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
To Tell The Truth: Honesty & Ethics in Litigation, Settlement Negotiation & Mediation; Mediator & Lawyer Ethics: Exploring the Core Value of Self-Determination; Representing Clients in Mediation: How Advocates Share a Mediator's Powers: American Bar Association Center for Continuing Legal Education.
Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium on Real Estate Law and Business. USC Law School.
Construction Defects Litigation: Continuing Education of the Bar.
Avoiding & Resolving Construction Claims: L.A. County Bar, Dispute Resolution Services.
Employment/Business Law & Mock Mediation: (2 half-day Seminars)
After Yes: Crafting an Effective Employment Law Settlement Agreement. Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, at Southwestern University School of Law. Attorney Client Fee Arbitration Training. Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Mediation of Wage and Hour Claims. Beverly Hills Bar Association.
What the Real Estate Lawyer Should Know about CAR's Residential Purchase Agreement: Beverly Hills Bar Association
Advanced Mediation Strategies: Pepperdine School of Law, Straus Institute.
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