Rare video of a small-claims mediation

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Negotiation Pedagogy at the Program on Negotiation (NP@PON) produced a video of an actual landlord-tenant small claims mediation – from start to finish, including side-bar conversations – for its 2009 Mediation Pedagogy Conference. It is rare that an actual (as opposed to staged or acted) mediation is available for instructional purposes. Of the many different styles of mediation that could have been employed, this is just one example – an unscripted video showing how one professional mediator handled a real small claims mediation. The mediator in this case is Charles Doran, Executive Director of Mediation Works, Inc. (MWI) in Massachusetts.

Three versions of the live mediation are available for purchase. The edited 25-minute version can be downloaded for $100 or can be purchased on DVD for $150. The full, unedited 90-minute version can be downloaded for $200 or purchased on DVD for $250. A custom-edited version which offers instructors an opportunity to create a video that meets their specific teaching needs is also available for a minimum of $150, plus the cost of editing the video. The final price depends on the extent of the editing that needs to occur.

To order the custom-edited video, contact the Clearinghouse chouse@law.harvard.edu. The Clearinghouse will work with Reelife Productions’ award winning producer and editor, Tom Adams, to provide an on-line look at the full-length (un-edited) video. You will then be provided with an “edit decision list” spreadsheet asking you to choose the exact sections of the video that you want to include in your version of the mediation video. You can then download or receive a DVD of your edited video file. Contact the Clearinghouse if you have any questions.

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