As an adjunct professor of law and mentor to young lawyers, my solution was to create an online course to teach problem solving and legal negotiation
Los Angeles, Ca (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
Douglas E. Noll, J.D., M.A. announces his new MCLE approved course Negotiation for the Legal Pro answers a growing problem in low employment for new law graduates, by teaching skills for employment opportunities in the changing law career field.
“According to the National Association of Legal Professionals (NALP), the overall employment rate for the graduating law class of 2011 was the lowest since 1994, continuing a decline that started in 2008. Law jobs are hard to get and harder to keep. Having a solid legal education is not sufficient to get a good job. As an adjunct professor of law and mentor to young lawyers, my solution was to create an online course to teach emotional intelligence, problem solving and legal negotiation. With these skills, which are not taught in law school, lawyers will have the necessary practical skills necessary for success in a variety of business positions,” says Douglas E. Noll, a preeminent California lawyer and nationally recognized mediator.
From engaged self-reflection to conducting risk analysis with the latest and most sophisticated negotiation modeling software, Noll’s course instructs lawyers on what it takes to become a masterful legal negotiator and mediation advocate. “Negotiation is not part of the core law curriculum, and the skill set required for effective legal negotiation is generally disdained by academia. Thus, young attorneys are not prepared for the most important skill in lawyering: negotiating on behalf of clients. And research also shows that while lawyers are called upon and trained mainly to identify problems, they are more likely to be called upon to help solve problems. This requires a sophisticated skill level not taught in law school,” Noll says.
Mr. Noll has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News & World Report and is a Northern California Super Lawyer in alternative dispute resolution.
“After practicing law for over thirty years in the US and worldwide, I’ve discovered that good negotiation skills are behind the successes of the best lawyers in the business,” Noll explains.
Negotiation Mastery for the Legal Pro takes students deep into the mindset, strategies and subtleties of masterful, settlement-winning legal negotiation and mediation advocacy. It is the only course of its kind that is offered online.
About Doug Noll
Douglas E. Noll is a full time mediator with Noll Associates, specializing in difficult, complex, and intractable conflicts, an adjunct professor of law and has a Master’s Degree in Peacemaking and Conflict Studies. Mr. Noll is AV-rated and was a business and commercial trial lawyer for 22 years before turning to peacemaking. He is a founding board member of Mediators Beyond Borders, and the 2012 President of the California Dispute Resolution Council.
Noll is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, a Diplomat of the California and National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and on the American Arbitration Association panel of mediators and arbitrators. Mr. Noll was one of the first U.S. mediators certified under the international mediator standards established by the International Mediation Institute. He is the author of Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts (Prometheus, 2011), the winner of the International Peace And Justice Book Award. Doug Noll is a core faculty member of the American Institute of Mediation, a preeminent mediation training institute founded by Lee Jay Berman. http://americaninstituteofmediation.com
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