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Charles Town Attorney to Join West Virginia Mediation Advanced Training Program in July

Charles Town attorney, Brenda Waugh, will lead a program describing the ethical duties for lawyers to offer clients multiple processes to resolve their legal conflicts during an advanced mediation training in Bridgeport, West Virginia.

Charles Town, WV, July 03, 2019 --( Attorneys work hard to keep up-to-date on changing statutes and new cases from the Supreme Court. We also need to be up-to-date on developing changes in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. These changes provide options for our 21st-century clients that were rarely available in the past. And it is not enough to know that they exist, attorneys need to understand them.

On July 24, 2019, Brenda will join a group of distinguished mediators and judges in Bridgeport, West Virginia to discuss some of the processes in a program produced by the West Virginia State Bar, Resolutions Beyond Trial. The program will help attorneys learn how to navigate the complex world of ADR. The Honorable Michael John Aloi and the Honorable Christopher C. Wilkes will address the topic of Court Conducted Mediation. Attorney Lyne Ranson of Charleston, West Virginia and Scott Curnutte of Elkins, will discuss Family Court Mediation. Jay Arceneaux, also of Charleston, will review the details of arbitration with participants. Honorable Joanna Tabit will take on the problematic topic of implicit bias in mediation. Rounding out the day-long training will be Don O’Dell of Huntington, Thomas G. Steele of Clarksburg, Monica Hassif Haddad, of Morgantown and Charles S. Piccirillo, of Madison in a panel discussion on making the most of mediation for clients.

Ms. Waugh is a practicing attorney and mediator serving clients in her offices located in Charles Town, West Virginia, and Leesburg, Virginia. She worked with Chairperson Monica Haddad in selecting the topic, “ADR is not an Alternative Anymore-What Every Lawyer Should Know about ADR” after learning that many attorneys do not adequately inform clients about the opportunities for the multiple processes available. The highly interactive program will introduce participants to processes such as collaborative divorce, restorative justice, transformative mediation, and arbitration and understand the differences in the methods. About the program, she said, “The ethical rules require that clients make important decisions. Those decisions are not limited to, deciding outcomes, but also processes. I am pleased that our profession has developed to include so many ways to address legal conflicts and am looking forward to sharing that excitement with others.”
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