The Art of Bracketing
Tia Welch Maerz
| Essential Law Group
Kari Erickson Levine
| Erickson Levine Law & Mediation
Diana L. Maier
| Maier Law Group
| Prince Law & Mediation
The October MCBA ADR Section Meeting presentation, The Art of Bracketing, will be held both in person and virtually (hybrid) on Thursday, October 19th in the Assembly Room at the Marin County Sheriff's Office or you can participate via a Zoom Webinar.
The term “brackets” raises anxiety or ire for many mediators and attorneys because it is susceptible to so many different interpretations. (And, of course, there is the math!) This often leads to a knee-jerk resistance to the use of this powerful negotiation technique. This presentation will cover various forms of “bracketing” such as conditional offers, public and private ranges, specific numbers, etc., as well as the many ways brackets can facilitate resolution. We will discuss common assumptions made, benefits and drawbacks of different bracketing methods, timing considerations, and best practices for avoiding bracketing pitfalls and ethical dilemmas. Bracketing in its many forms can add another sophisticated and flexible negotiating instrument to the mediator’s toolbox. Bring your questions and join the conversation.
Schedule (in person):
11:30 AM Registration and Networking
12:00 PM Presentation and Q&A
1:00 PM Adjournment
Whether you attend in person or virtually via Zoom, you will receive the Zoom Webinar information and messaging.
***For those that are not able to attend but interested in the post-meeting recording and handout, we require that you Register for the Event. Once the presentation is over, if the recording is adequate, we will send it to those that were not able to attend. If the recording is distorted and can not be viewed, MCBA will refund your registration fee. MCBA does not provide CLE for viewing recordings post presentation.***
Larry Strick and Diana Maier
Co-Chairs, ADR Section
Thank You to the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) for supporting this Event.