This Lawyer’s Life: Erin Gleason Alvarez, Mediator and Special Master

This Lawyer’s Life · Erin Gleason Alvarez: Mediator and Special Master


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Today we meet Erin Gleason Alvarez, a mediator and special master practicing for over 20 years. Erin broke the mold with her path into the mediation world, which is populated largely by former members of the bench or former partners of large firms. Erin’s practice is a success because she works hard to keep her name top-of-mind with potential clients. And she is skilled at the emotional regulation and empathy that are a core part of the mediator’s toolkit. Erin shared stories from the negotiating table as well as from her time teaching mediation at the Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, all on this episode of This Lawyer’s Life.

Tune in to learn more about:

  • How Erin builds trust and employs empathy in her mediation practice.
  • How Erin found community and tapped into thought leadership at the City Bar.
  • How Erin approaches teaching mediation, and how she has learned from her students.

Want to launch your ADR Career and enhance your mediation skills? Join us at our upcoming City Bar CLE Programs: Adding Mediation to Your Career on May 21, and 28-Hour Basic Mediation Training beginning July 15. (These programs are available on-demand thereafter.) Click here to find all of the most up-to-date information about our upcoming programs and events.

Access a transcript of this episode here: https://bit.ly/3Ufb2Ti