Sheila Russian recently attended Mediator Training sponsored by the Baltimore City Circuit Court. Sheila is certified by the Baltimore City Circuit Court to mediate civil cases.
The speakers were John Bickerman and Rachel Ehrlich who focused on issues related to mediating cases that involve insurance companies. Insurance coverage is typically an issue in motor tort, workers’ compensation, and personal injury cases.
The four hour session included extensive discussions and a role play. Mr. Bickerman and Ms. Ehrlich shared theoretical as well as practical information about topics such as how to handle joint sessions and caucuses, confidentiality, the role of insurance adjusters, and overcoming impasses.