MCWP Board Meetings

The MCWP Board generally meets on the 3rd Monday of every other month. Board meetings will be held in person at The Conflict Lab as well as on Zoom at 5:00 pm. The remaining meeting dates this year are:

  • November 21

Roundtables

The Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania hosts bimonthly roundtables on a variety of interesting mediation topics. Roundtables generally take place from 5:00-6:00 pm at the Leech Tishman offices located at 525 William Penn Place, 29th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. During the COVID-19 pandemic, roundtables have temporarily moved to Zoom.

Roundtables are free to members and $20 for non-members, and generally provide attendees with 1 CLE credit. Online roundtables do not offer CLE credit. 

For more information about our Roundtable series, please contact us at mcwppa[at]gmail.com.

Upcoming Roundtables


October 20 – Conflict Resolution Day Program (in lieu of regular monthly roundtable)

Family Roundtables

The Family Mediation Forum generally meets the first Thursday of every other month at the Children’s Institute in Squirrel Hill, Room 218, 1405 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, from September-June. Meetings are from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in Room 218​

Please check back for notices on upcoming meetings.
Any questions, please contact Susan Tanzer at: (412) 708-9907.


Conflict Resolution Day

The MCWP Conflict Resolution Day Award is presented annually in October to recognize a member of the Western Pennsylvania community for their outstanding contributions to the field of mediation. 

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Registration:  4:30 p.m.

Program:  5:00 p.m.

Reception Immediately Following Program

Leech Tishman, 525 Wm. Penn Place, 29th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

HONORING 2022 CONFLICT RESOLUTION AWARDEE

Selina J. Shultz, Esq, LL.M.

Executive Director of The Conflict Lab

1.0 CLE CREDIT PROGRAM

HONESTY AMONG LAWYERS: MORAL CHARACTER, GAME FRAMING, AND HONEST DISCLOSURES IN NEGOTIATIONS

Presenters: Taya R. Cohen, Ph.D. & Robert A. Creo, Esq.

Lawyers have broad discretion in deciding how honestly to behave when negotiating. Professional rules of conduct, such as those based on American Bar Association guidelines, generally prohibit outright lying about material facts or statements of the law, yet these guidelines  do not offer clear-cut direction about when silence or failure to disclose information constitute misconduct. As such, lawyers are often tasked with striking what at times can be a difficult balance between client advocacy and honesty. What factors might lead lawyers to be more (vs. less) honest in their dealings with others? Dr. Taya Cohen will present the results of a new research study that addresses this question and Robert Creo, Esq. will discuss how these findings relate to the practice of mediation and mediation advocacy. Cohen and Creo will discuss how viewing negotiation through a “game-frame”–that is, seeing negotiation as an adversarial context with arbitrary and artificial rules—puts lawyers at risk of acting dishonestly. 

Price:            $30 MCWP Members , $45 Non-Members

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mcwp-conflict-resolution-day-2022-10-ethics-cle-and-award-program-tickets-427666340537

Questions?  Contact Sally Cimini at 412/559-6619 or scimini@leechtishman.com

WITH THANKS TO OUR PLATINUM SPONSOR:

John Noble, Noble Mediation LLC

WITH THANKS TO OUR GOLD SPONSORS:

Ann Begler, The Begler Group

Sally Griffith Cimini, LEECHTISHMAN


WITH THANKS TO OUR BRONZE SPONSORS:

Amanda C. Cook, Cook & Associates

Quatrini Law Group