Attorney to Participate in State-Wide Mediation Program

Martinsburg, WV, July 13, 2016 --( Martinsburg attorney, Brenda Waugh, will join other West Virginia lawyer/mediators to conduct a presentation at a program at the West Virginia State Bar Annual Advanced Mediation Training. The full day session will be held at the Bridgeport Conference Center on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 and will focus on Advocacy in Mediation. Ms. Waugh’s topic, “I Get by with a Little Help from My Mediation Skills” will include discussion and activities designed to help lawyers adopt mediation skills into their practices to improve both attorney and client satisfaction. Through interactive activities, she will demonstrate how lawyers can incorporate mediation skills, such as active and reflective listening and interest-based negotiation, into their practice. Ms. Waugh will rely on recent discoveries in the field of neuroscience to describe how these methods improve the advocate’s ability to generate solutions for client’s short and long-term legal problems. Other presenters include Frank S. Fragale, on “Mediating Effectively,” Thomas G. Steele on “Dealing with Impasse,” and Elliott G. Hicks on “Strategies for Utilizing Mediators for your Advantage.” The session is offered annually by the West Virginia State Bar and provides mediators with an opportunity to improve mediation skills.

Ms. Waugh is a 1987 graduate of West Virginia University College of Law and a 2009 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peace. She works as a collaborative attorney and mediator in Martinsburg, Charles Town and the District of Columbia. Ms. Waugh has previously taught at WVU College of Law and Eastern Mennonite University. For information about the session, contact the West Virginia State Bar at 866-989-8227.
Brenda Waugh, Attorney at Law, L.C.
Brenda Waugh