Saint Louis University

Mastering the Art of Mediation Advocacy


Time Presenters

8:30-9:00 a.m.


9:00-9:05 a.m.


9:05-9:55 a.m.

Preparation - of the Advocate, of the Client and of the Mediator

Jerome Diekemper
Jerome A. Diekemper, LLC 

Leonard Frankel
Frankel, Rubin, Bond, Dubin, Siegel & Klein, P.C.

9:55-10:45 a.m.

Making Effective Opening Remarks

Thomas Blumenthal
Association of Attorney Mediators 

Mitch Margo
Association of Attorney Mediators

10:45-11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m.-11:50 p.m.

Making Effective Use of Private Caucuses

Richard Sher
Sher Corwin Winters, LLC 

Ronald Wiesenthal
Association of Attorney Mediators 

11:50-12:20 p.m.

LUNCH (included in program)

12:20-1:10 p.m.

Ethics in Mediation Advocacy 

Carol Needham

1:20-2:10 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Business Mediation - Richard Sher/Thomas Blumenthal

Family Mediation - Rebecca Magruder/Leonard Frankel

Personal Injury - Brendan Ryan/Joan Burger

Employment - Ronald Wiesenthal/Jerome Diekemper/Frank Neuner

2:10-3:00 p.m.

Wrap-up and Q&As on any or all mediation topics

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Wine and Beer Debriefing