Maryland Lawyer Receives Certification as Court-Designated Mediator of Civil Cases
Certification of ARD&H’s Member Michael Hendler Strenthens Firm's Mediation & ADR Practice
MSI Global Alliance’s Baltimore law firm member Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler (ARD&H), Managing Member Michael G. Hendler has completed the requisite training to become a certified court-designated mediator of civil cases.
Presented by the Maryland State Bar Association, the five-day 40-hour training covered theories of negotiation and concepts of mediation, as well as listening skills and verbal and non-verbal communication. As part of the overall training, the course included lectures, workshops and mock mediations. “Mediation is an increasing trend in Maryland, as the law becomes more complex, more and more litigants and their attorneys would prefer to have experienced practitioners mediating their issues, rather than litigating them,” said Hendler, who has over 45 years of family law and litigation experience and has chaired the MSBA’s Family and Juvenile Law Section Council.
“In addition to practicing family law as an advocate on behalf of my clients, I have been retained to conduct private mediations for many years,” said Hendler, who is a past president of the Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and has served on the AAML national board. “I took this course to sharpen my knowledge and skills to better expand our firm’s mediation practice, and our overall ADR practice.”
Hendler becomes the third ARD&H member to receive mediation certification, joining former Circuit Court Judge Paul A. Dorf, who mediates family law matters, and David B. Rudow, who mediates civil and business disputes.
Further more, Hendler, Dorf and ARD&H Member Andrew Radding (who focuses on complex commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, civil and domestic litigation) have been trained as arbitrators. Dorf and ARD&H Associate Carol G. Cooper also are certified in collaborative law, another method of resolving divorce cases out of court. “Along with having extensive litigation experience, our firm is well-suited in representing our clients as they participate in the various forms of ADR,” Hendler said.
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