In “Our Favorite Things: Effective Techniques for Mediators”, the ADR Section of the State Bar is offering a panel discussion featuring time-tested techniques of four experienced mediators: Richard Hooker, Ed Pappas, Toni Raheem and Shel Stark. Moderated by mediator Bob Wright, the program airs Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at noon. Registrants will receive an MP-3 recording and transcript of the discussion.
ADR Section members pay $10; all others $40.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that the State Court Administrative Office has produced a new video featuring my top 10 tips for parties to prepare for and make the most of mediation. An announcement went out today from Doug Van Epps, Director of the Office of Dispute Resolution, to the ADR Community with a link that
a) suggests to attorneys representing clients that parts of the video may help optimize their and their clients time with the mediator,
b) suggests to mediators that they share the video with clients in preparation for mediation, and
c) suggests to CDRP centers that they invite participants to review segments of the video prior to attending a session.
You can view the video here:
I hope you like it!
On May 21, 2014, Chief Judge John C. Foster of the 16th Judicial Circuit Business Court (Macomb County) approved Shel Stark as an ADR Neutral and added him to the approved list for the Business Court.
Shel Stark will be a member of the training faculty at ICLE’s Deposition Skills Workshop this month. His participation includes presenting “The Purpose and Plan of Every Deposition” together with Cam Evans of the Honigman Miller firm. For more information, visit
Shel Stark and Douglas A. Mielock co-presented “Probate Settlements: Maximizing Results for your Clients” at ICLE’s 52nd Annual Probate & Estate Planning Institute, co-sponsored by the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Doug gave a litigator perspective while Shel presented a mediator perspective. Their course material paper can be found on the Articles and Links page.
On March 7, 2019, Susan Davis, Robert E. Lee Wright and Shel Stark will present a 90-minute telephone seminar to assist new advocates in preparing for mediation. Michael S. Leib will moderate the panel. Registrants will be able to email in questions at the end of the session. For more information or to register, visit the following URL:
I have used Shel as a mediator several times and exceeds my expectations very time. His willingness to make the effort to build trust with the attorneys and parties is a testament to his desire to help people resolve their problems without the time a…
– Peter M. Doerr, Peter M. Doerr, P.C., Mount Morris