MAM ANNUAL MEETING AND FALL CONFERENCE - Thursday, November 1st at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center in Augusta. DIRECTIONS
MAM members $100, Non MAM members $150. Registered non members qualify for a free year membership at MAM ($50 level)
4.0 CLE and 1.5 Ethics credits pending
8:30 AM - DOORS OPEN - Refreshments available
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - "Timeless ADR Marketing: How to Find More of the Clients You Most Want" - Dr. Tammy Lenski, Presenter - .75 CLE credits and .75 Ethics credit
Successful ADR marketing isn't just a set of activities. It's also a set of attitudes and mindsets that propel you to take action. In this interactive, engaging presentation, you will learn which activities and mindsets can best help you raise your profile in the ADR marketplace, including:
- Timeless ADR marketing fundamentals that are crucial to positioning yourself in the marketplace
- How to demonstrate your relevance and value to your market
- How to decide which new marketing tactics are worthwhile
- How a scarcity mindset can hobble your marketing efforts -- and how to overcome it
- The ways your view of competition can help or hinder you
- Ethical considerations for marketing with integrity
This presentation is suitable for established mediators looking to expand business and new mediators just starting out. There will be time for audience Q&A, so bring a marketing question you've been itching to get answered.
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM - FOLLOW UP PANEL - 1.0 CLE credits and .25 Ethics credit - Tammy Lenski, Peter Schroeter, Rebekah Smith, and Jacqui Clark will serve on an interactive panel to discuss marketing and practical business issues relating to the business of mediation. Audience members are encouraged to bring their questions to the panel.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION - Since 1997 Dr. Tammy Lenski has worked with individuals and organizations worldwide as a mediator, coach, speaker, and educator. She specializes in resolving conflict and addressing friction in ongoing personal and business relationships. Tammy co-founded the world’s first master’s degree program in mediation in 2002 and has taught conflict resolution in four university graduate programs. In 2012 the Association for Conflict Resolution recognized Tammy with the Mary Parker Follett Award for innovative and pioneering work in the field. In 2013 she was the first mediator appointed to ACR’s Academy of Advanced Practitioners, and in 2015 the New England Association for Conflict Resolution presented Tammy with the Pioneer Award. Her two books are The Conflict Pivot and Making Mediation Your Day Job.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - LUNCH will be provided.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - MAM ANNUAL MEETING
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - AFTERNOON SESSION 1 - “Family Law Year in Review and Ethics Issues for Mediators” - Elizabeth F. Stout, Esq., Presenter - 1.0 CLE credits and .5 Ethics credits
Liz Stout, who is an experienced family law practitioner and former educator at the University of Maine School of Law, will provide an update on recent family law cases of relevance to family law mediators. In addition, Liz will speak about her experience as a mediator, which is almost exclusively with self-represented parties. She will discuss ethical issues that come into play when mediating with self-represented parties. When you see someone making choices you believe are poor choices or if they are asking for assistance with legal issues, what do you do? Liz also will talk about the issue of participants that may be impaired as well as safety issues for the parties and the mediator. Liz will take questions and welcomes the audience to share strategies used to handle such situations.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION - Elizabeth Stout received her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in 1986 and her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law in 1990. Following a distinguished career in public service, in 2002, Elizabeth opened a solo practice, and later became a partner in the firm of Givertz, Scheffee & Lavoie, P.A. In 2015, Elizabeth launched the first legal residency program in the state of Maine, the Maine Community Law Center, and currently serves as its Executive Director. She is a practicing family law attorney, Guardian ad litem and mediator, and was an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law teaching Family Law for five years. Elizabeth is a member of the Maine State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Maine Collaborative Law Alliance.
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM - AFTERNOON SESSION 2 - "Recent Updates to the Federal Tax Code" - Peter Tetreault, EA, Presenter - 1.25 CLE credits
An experienced accountant will discuss recent changes to the Federal Tax Code, which will affect your mediation practice, especially in relation to family law issues, and your business operations and allowable deductions.BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION - Peter is a senior tax professional with the Office of Cornelia Viek, CPA in Brunswick. With 15 years of experience in the public and private sectors, Peter’s expertise in the areas of tax, accounting, labor compliance, payroll, non-profit, and small business planning enables him to work with a diverse portfolio of clients. Peter is a native of the Bath / Brunswick area and volunteers with local nonprofits including Arts are Elementary, Long Reach Swim Club and All Saints Parish. Peter is enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.