Attorney and Mediator, Brenda Waugh, to Present Options to Litigation at Virginia Conference in Richmond Virginia as Part of a Program for the Virginia Mediation Network
Attorney and Mediator, Brenda Waugh, will present a workshop on Options to Litigation as part of a program for the Virginia Mediation Network on September 28 at the University of Richmond’sSchool of Law. Ms. Waugh, who has offices in Charles Town, Leesburg and in DC, will conduct a workshop where participants will explore the emerging options to resolve legal conflicts, outside of court. These options mediation, arbitration, restorative justice, and collaborative practice.
Leesburg, VA, August 15, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Attorney and Mediator, Brenda Waugh, to present options to litigation at Virginia conference in Richmond Virginia as part of a program for the Virginia Mediation Network on September 28 at the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law. Ms. Waugh, who has offices in Charles Town, Leesburg and in DC, will conduct a ninety-minute workshop where participants will explore the emerging options to resolve legal conflicts, outside of court. These options include processes that are facilitated by a neutral such as mediation, arbitration, settlement conferences, restorative justice and early neutral evaluation. The options also include those that involve attorneys without third parties such as collaborative practice and strategic negotiation. With less than 2% of all civil cases being resolved through a jury trial, mediators and lawyers should understand all of the options available to litigants to help them determine the best process for their case.
Ms. Waugh, an attorney licensed in DC, Virginia and West Virginia, graduated from law school in 1987. After spending more than a decade litigating cases in her work as an assistant prosecutor and a legal services attorney, Ms. Waugh attended Eastern Mennonite University, earning a M.A. in Conflict Transformation. She has since become certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia to accept court referred cases in JDR and GDC courts and by the West Virginia Supreme Court to accept matters in Family Court. She is listed with the West Virginia State Bar as a mediator accepting civil cases. She has published articles in several magazines and law reviews and has presented at conferences throughout the United States.