NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast
The IMI Program for Certifying Cross-Cultural Mediators: The Criteria and a Sample Training Program
Hal Abramson will present the criteria and a sample training program designed by the IMI Intercultural Task Force for certifying mediators. Hal served as co-chair of this small international task force that drafted the criteria and tested the program in pilot training in Paris, Brisbane (Australia), and Singapore. This talk will focus on possible lessons from the IMI project for practicing mediators.
Hal Abramson is a full-time faculty member at Touro Law Center, New York, where he teaches, trains, and writes on how attorneys can effectively represent clients in domestic and international mediations and how mediators can resolve intercultural disputes.
Hal publishes extensively in the areas of mediation representation and international mediation. His publications include the leading treatise on representing clients in mediation entitled MEDIATION REPRESENTATION-ADVOCATING AS A PROBLEM-SOLVER (third edition, Aspen, 2013). It received the annual book award of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. It also was published by Oxford University Press in British English for outside of North America (2011) and by the leading ADR publisher in Russia, in Russian (2013). He also co-authored a textbook entitled INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION-ADR CONSENSUAL PROCESSES (West, 2005).
Hal is an experienced domestic and international commercial mediator (serves on U.S and international panels), has been selected for the International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation since its inaugural year in 2011, and has taught or trained throughout the United States as well as in Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, India, Israel, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, and Turkey.
He served as Chair of the ABA Committee that drafted its mediation representation competition rules and assisted the ICC in Paris in launching its international mediation representation competition. He recently served as Chair of the IMI Task Force in The Hague that designed and launched an Inter-Cultural Mediator Certification Program.
For a more detailed biography, see www.tourolaw.edu/faculty/abramson.