# 010589Psychology of Dispute Resolution - Practical Tools for Achieving Compromise
The ability to resolve disputes is an expertise that requires distinctive skills. In view of the current economic climate and clients' apprehension to fund litigation, practitioners (both litigators and non-litigators) must implement new approaches that bear in mind the realities of our marketplace. Thus, resolution of disputes must be a "primary" focus of a lawyer's work, not some down-the-road "alternative" (as in "alternative dispute resolution") to resolve a court battle. "Primary Dispute Resolution" requires more than an understanding of the facts and related law -- who would win in court is often not the basis for an early satisfactory compromise. Instead, the focus is more comprehensive, including understanding the entire picture, the parties, their motivations and their interests, and, perhaps most importantly, the emotional and psychological factors that led to the dispute. This will be an interactive presentation about a different methodology to understanding dispute and achieving compromise without litigation, including an exploration of some underlying psychological research whose practical lessons can be applied to a lawyer's every-day practice.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR WEBCAST PARTICIPANTS
Webinar registration for this program closes on [2/23/2010]. Early registration is required. Login information will be forwarded to each webinar registrant 24 hours before the event, so please ensure that your email address is correct. To receive full CLE credit for viewing the webinar, registrants must login individually (it is recommended that registrants login 5 minutes early).