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Advanced Mediation Training Series: Tackling Biases in Mediation

February 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) at UC Hastings Law presents its Practitioner Advanced Mediation Certificate Training Series:

On the UC Hastings campus, CNDR offers high-quality, advanced dispute resolution courses on in-depth topics for practitioners. Sessions in this 7-part series assume completion of a basic mediation course (Fundamentals of Mediation offered by CNDR in summer), but it is not required to participate.

Learn more about the Certificate series and register for other sessions on our website here.


Join us for the sixth session in this Certificate:

Tackling Biases in Mediation

Understanding the difference between implicit and explicit bias, how they factor into decision-making, and can alter the course of a mediation. This session explores how to recognize and manage bias for participants, attorneys, and the mediators themselves. 2 hours MCLE credit available.

Date and Time

February 16, 2022 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

This event will be held virtually.

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Instructor: Mattie Robertson

Mattie Robertson is a dispute resolution professional who has mediated hundreds of cases, and is certified as a mediator, facilitator, and arbitrator. She has mentored many other professional mediators and conducted numerous conflict resolution trainings on a variety of topics. Mrs. Robertson spent a decade working in community mediation nonprofits after law school. At SEEDS Community Resolution Center, she managed the Court Mediation Program, which provided same-day mediation services to litigants in the Alameda County Superior Courts. At California Lawyers for the Arts, Mrs. Robertson was Program Director for the Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services (AAMS) serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, Mrs. Robertson is Deputy Director of the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) at UC Hastings Law.

Mrs. Robertson serves on the Alameda County Bar Association’s ADR Executive Committee (former Chair); is a member of the Alameda County Superior Court’s ADR Administration Committee; a member of the Chabot College Administration of Justice Department’s Advisory Board; and a member of the Bay Area Coalition for Community Mediation (BACCM). Mrs. Robertson is a graduate of UC Hastings Law in San Francisco, beginning her mediation career in CNDR’s Mediation Clinic, and is a graduate of San Francisco State University.

Mrs. Robertson is a proud Native American, being a tribal member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, and currently lives in Oakland with her family.


Cancellation Policy

For all CNDR events, cancellations on or before 30 days prior to the event will receive a full refund, minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations after 30 days prior to the event will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations on or after 5 days prior to the event will not receive a refund.


ADA Accommodations Statement

The University of California, Hastings College of the Law is committed to making its facilities and events accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need reasonable accommodations, please contact CNDR at 415-581-8941 or CNDR@uchastings.edu, or the Disability Access Hotline at 415-581-4848 or DAH@uchastings.edu at least two weeks before the event.


February 16, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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