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Avoid Bias: How to Maintain your Status as an Impartial Mediator During Times of Racial, Cultural and Social Strife | CMBA CLE Catalog

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Avoid Bias: How to Maintain your Status as an Impartial Mediator During Times of Racial, Cultural and Social Strife

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Date Published

October 6, 2020


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


ADA, Mediation


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As our society copes with the effects of COVID-19 and confronts racial, political, cultural and social discord leading up to the November 2020 Presidential election, mediators might find themselves in tough situations that may challenge their ability to maintain their status as an impartial party. We will address the types of situations a mediator might encounter and discuss techniques and strategies for navigating through theses challenges to mitigate impact on mediation.

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Sharmeen Ladhan

Sharmeen Ladhani is a Board Member and Mediator for the Aga Khan Conciliation & Arbitration Board (CAB), the alternative... Read More

Lisbeth M. Bulmash, Esq.
Attorney and ADR Professional

JAMS Neutral Lisbeth M. Bulmash, Esq., joins JAMS following nearly 20 years as a conflict resolution practitioner and a... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Video Presentation
Copy of Slide Deck
DMN Poll Article
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