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ZOOM Mediations: Lessons Learned

  • Friday, August 27, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
  • Virtual
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  • AMA Members attend free and receive a CE Certificate.
  • Non-Members attend for $15 and receive a CE Certificate.

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ZOOM Mediations: Lessons Learned

Michelle Edwards, Ph.D. &

Steve Schulwolf, J.D.

Friday, August 27, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Online

Location: Virtual ZOOM

Please join AMA for our August meeting on August 27 at noon. This virtual meeting will be in a roundtable format, inviting all attendees to join in a discussion of our experiences with mediating on the ZOOM platform. Two of our AMA board members, Michelle Edwards and Steve Schulwolf, will share their personal experiences with ZOOM mediation and will serve as moderators for the discussion of lessons learned when using ZOOM for Mediation to resolve disputes.

In preparation for the meeting, please be able to answer the following questions:

  • If you have never mediated a dispute on ZOOM –
  1. What is preventing you from doing ZOOM mediations?
  2. Are you concerned that something might go wrong when attempting to do a mediation on ZOOM? If so, what are you concerned about?
  • If you have done one or more mediations on ZOOM 
  1. Has your ZOOM experience been positive or negative? 

  2. What most surprised you about ZOOM mediations? What did you think might happen on ZOOM that didn’t happen? What did you think would not happen that did?

Registration: Free to members / $15 for non-members. Registration is limited to 100 total participants. Become a member now for as little as $35!

One (1) hour of mediator continuing education, including 0.25 hours of ethics, for attendees.


Michelle Edwards, Ph.D. is a Texas Mediator Credentialing Association Credentialed Mediator and licensed psychologist. She is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Austin Mediators Association and has a private mediation practice. Michelle holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her mediator certification in 2004 through the University of Texas Graduate Portfolio Program in Dispute Resolution. Michelle completed her doctorate at the American Psychological Association accredited New Mexico State Counseling Psychology program in 2012. She focuses her work on family and divorce mediation, combining her counseling and mediation skills to promote collaborative communication.

Steve Schulwolf, J.D. is an attorney with over 25 years of litigation experience. Steve represented clients in trial and appellate courts in numerous jurisdictions throughout the country and advised clients at mediations of several multi-million dollar matters. After practicing at a large firm Steve taught at a law school in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. After returning to the U.S. he founded Michaels, Schulwolf & Salerno (formerly Michaels & May) where he served as the managing shareholder. Steve has transitioned to mediation where he has a passion for assisting parties in resolving their disputes or, at the very least, better understanding their litigation risks.

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