Representation in Mediation Clinic

In August 2020, the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University will launch the Representation in Mediation Clinic. The Clinic, in partnership with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”) and the Surrogate’s Court of Westchester County (“Surrogate’s Court”), will offer direct legal services to clients. Under faculty supervision, law students in the Clinic will provide limited scope representation to pro se litigants in court-referred mediation proceedings. Students will interview clients, assess interests, analyze claims, negotiate with opposing counsel, perform legal research, and prepare documents in connection with mediation proceedings. Students will later act as advocates in court-referred mediation proceedings.

In the weekly seminar, students explore the practice of mediation, lawyering skills, and the substantive areas of employment law and trusts and estates. Private practitioners and attorneys from the SDNY and the Surrogate’s Court may assist in the teaching of the seminar.

Preference given to students who have taken trusts and estates and/or employment law.

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