Advocacy Task Force

It was a true delight and an inspiring challenge to crystallise what was scattered and fragmented and use it as a basis for creating a unique tool in advancing the users’ confidence in mediation and appreciation of the value of the advocates/advisors. I feel very proud of the results of the incredible dedication and hard work of the Mediation Advocacy (MA) Task Force and would like to thank all the Task Force members.  Professional competent mediation advocates/advisors make such a difference in the dynamics of mediation and in creating innovative and smart solutions.  Many mediators and parties report that mediations can fail, or sub-optimal outcomes are achieved, because those representing their clients fail to prepare their clients properly, act as if they are in a courtroom rather than at a negotiation table, focus on scoring points rather than helping to develop options for mutual gain.  By helping distinguish and professionalise mediation advocacy competency, users can make more informed decisions on appointing the right professional for their mediations to assist them to generate the best possible outcome.

Taskforce Chair, Manon Schonewille

Members

Alexander Oddy

Ccommercial disputes lawyer based in London with a wide-ranging practice including insurance coverage, professional negligence, products liability and regulatory advice.

IMI Committees and Taskforces: Global Pound ConferenceMediation Advocacy
Country: United Kingdom
Approved
Aloysius Goh

Managing Director of Peacemakers Consulting, Teacher, NUS Law School, Associate Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre and Primary Dispute Resolution Centre, Singapore.

IMI Committees and Taskforces: Appraisal CommitteeMediation Advocacy
Country: Singapore
Approved
Andrew Goodman

Barrister and Bencher of Inner Temple. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and ABA Rule of Law Program. Convenor, SCMA - Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates, London, UK

IMI Committees and Taskforces: Appraisal CommitteeMediation Advocacy
Country: United Kingdom
Approved
Deborah Masucci

Deborah Masucci is Co-Chair of IMI. She is a global expert in dispute management with over thirty years' experience in promoting the effective use of ADR.

IMI Committees and Taskforces: IMI BoardMediation AdvocacyMixed Mode
Country: United States
Approved
Dimitra Triantafyllou

IMI Advocacy Taskforce, international mediator, ADR neutral and deal facilitator, trainer, practising Lawyer, JAMS Foundation Weinstein International Fellow 2011, Greece.

IMI Committees and Taskforces: Appraisal CommitteeMediation Advocacy
Country: Greece
Ewa Gmurzynska

Associate professor at Warsaw University Faculty of Law and Administration.

IMI Committees and Taskforces: Mediation Advocacy
Country: Poland
Hal Abramson

Professor of Law, Touro Law Center, New York.

IMI Committees and Taskforces: Intercultural CompetenceMediation Advocacy
Country: United States
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Jeremy Lack

Lawyer specialized in international dispute prevention and resolution who advises a wide range of clients in a wide range of fields and industries, including mixed ADR processes.

Khadijah Sim
IMI Committees and Taskforces: Mediation Advocacy
Country: Singapore
Approved
Khory McCormick

20+ years experience. I have conducted over 150 meditations both nationally (Australia) and regionally across diverse commercial and social subject matters.

IMI Committees and Taskforces: Mediation Advocacy
Country: Australia
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Manon Schonewille

Author, Toolkit Series; Executive Director, ACB Group; Director of the ADR Centre for Business Foundation; The Netherlands.

IMI Committees and Taskforces: Appraisal CommitteeMediation Advocacy
Country: Netherlands