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Advanced Practitioner Mediation Training Series: Breaking Impasse: How to Close the Deal

November 15 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

UC Law’ San Francisco’s Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) offers high-quality dispute resolution training on in-depth topics for practitioners. This Certificate is designed to engage participants in advanced discussion and practice on specific topics that are essential in any mediator’s toolkit. A specially selected team of our adjunct professors and experienced professionals will be teaching and coaching this series for a variety of perspectives and expertise. Some sessions will be virtual. Registration will be limited to keep class size small, so register now!

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


Join us for the tenth session in this Certificate:


Breaking Impasse: How to Close the Deal

This interactive session will focus on the mediation process itself: learning how to diagnose the cause of the impasse and developing analytical tools for choosing the appropriate intervention to overcome impasse and move towards resolution.

4 hours MCLE credit available (please select the “add on” at checkout to register for credit). Session includes 4 hours of instruction and plus breaks.


Date: Friday, November 15, 2024 from 8:30am – 1:00pm

Location: Will be held in-person on the UC Law SF Campus at 333 Golden Gate Avenue, 5th Floor Deb Colloquium Room, San Francisco, CA 94102.




Instructors: Jonathan Gross and Mattie Robertson

Professor Jonathan Gross is a shareholder at Bishop, Barry, Howe, Haney, & Ryder. His practice is focused on Insurance Coverage, Insurance Bad Faith, Complex Civil Litigation and Mediation. Professor Gross is a 1985 graduate of UC Law SF and is admitted to practice in the State of California, all Federal District Courts of California, and the Ninth Circuit. Also, Professor Gross is a Member of the Mediation Program for USDC, Northern District; California Court of Appeals, First District; Bar Association of San Francisco, Early Settlement Program; and Bar Association of San Francisco, Fee Dispute Program. Professor Gross has also served as the Chairman of the California State Bar Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution; the President of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution; and on the Board of Directors of the California Dispute Resolution Council.

Professor Gross has authored many publications. Some of those publications are: The Appraisal Process: A Brief Overview for the Practitioner, American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar (March 2005); Out of Practice: New Rules Could Determine if ADR Neutrals Are Engaged In The Practice Of Law, Arbitration & Mediation Supplement to the Recorder (March 2004); What Punitive Damages Message Is the U.S. Supreme Court Sending? Defense Counsel Journal, pp. 447-454 (October 2002); Daily Journal (May 10, 2001); Perplexing Punishment: O.J.’s Complaint: ‘Simpson’ Ruling Opens Door to Higher Verdicts, Admission Or Prejudicial Evidence, Awarding Punitive Damages In Bad-Faith Insurance Cases, California Law Business (October 16, 2000); Bad Faith Litigation In California, Manual, National Business Institute (1999); What Mediators Do: A Perspective, San Francisco Barrister Law Journal, Vol. 14, No. 12, pp. 13-15 (December 1995). Professor Gross is recipient of the George W. Yancey Memorial Award presented by the International Association of Defense Counsel for Most Outstanding Article written in October 2002, titled “What Punitive Damages Message Is the U.S. Supreme Court Sending?” Defense Counsel Journal, pp. 447-454.

Deputy Director and Adjunct Clinical Professor 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 and practicums on a variety of topics. Mrs. Robertson spent a decade working in community mediation nonprofits after law school. At SEEDS Community Resolution Center, she oversaw a practicum which trained professional mediators, and 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. Since 2019, Mrs. Robertson has been Deputy Director of the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) at UC Law SF, having served as Interim Director of the Center in 2022; she also teaches the UC Law SF Mediation Clinic, supervising students working as mediators in local courts.

Mrs. Robertson is the former Chair of the Alameda County Bar Association’s ADR Executive Committee; and is a member of the Alameda County Superior Court’s ADR Administration Committee; The Mediation Society; Chabot College’s Administration of Justice Department’s Advisory Board; and, the Bay Area Coalition for Community Mediation (BACCM). Mrs. Robertson is a graduate of UC Law SF 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 tribal member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.


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

UC Law San Francisco 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@uclawsf.edu, or the Disability Access Hotline at 415-581-4848 or DAH@uclawsf.edu at least two weeks before the event.

Use of Materials Notice

The UC Law SF Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) hereby irrevocably grants registrants/participants a limited, nonexclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free right and license to use materials provided and distributed by CNDR and/or UC Law SF in the course of the training herein for purposes of participation and personal/internal, non-commercial reference purposes.

Code of Conduct

The UC Law SF Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) is dedicated to ensuring that its events and gatherings are an inclusive, respectful, productive, and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship status, physical or mental ability, color, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, national origin, marital status or partnership status, pregnancy or lactation status, religion or creed, status as a veteran or active military service member or any other basis protected by U.S. federal, state, or local laws.

When participating in or attending a CNDR event, the following behaviors are expected:

  • Be present, timely, open-minded, and participate actively.
  • Act with respect and dignity towards everyone you encounter, including participants, staff, instructors, and coaches.
  • Be considerate and collegial in your speech and actions, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.
  • To support a participatory learning environment for everyone, be mindful of how much time you use (e.g. in discussions or Q&A sessions).
  • Behave in accordance with professional standards (such as your employer’s policies, or applicable law).
  • Alert on-premises security personnel and staff if you notice a dangerous situation or someone clearly in distress, or call 911 in case of an emergency.

Harassment, bullying, non-consensual physical contact, threats, microaggressions, intimidation, and/or insinuations that are hurtful or interfere with any other attendee’s experience or participation are examples of behaviors which are unacceptable and could be cause for removal from a CNDR event.


November 15
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