NDNY ADR/Mandatory Mediation Program: Lessons Learned, Tips from Mediators and Settlement Considerations CLE Webinar 5/20/2020

NOTICE OF CLE PROGRAM
The NDNY-FCBA’s CLE Committee

Presents: NDNY ADR/Mandatory Mediation Program:  Lessons Learned, Tips from Mediators and Settlement Considerations

 Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Because of COVID-19 related restrictions, this CLE will be offered in a virtual setting, via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YdmUVhfsRjuAVsY8pSRbcA

 To register for this CLE webinar, click the link provided to receive a link to log in.

 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (By Zoom)

This program is intended to provide an overview of the success of the Northern District’s ADR and Mandatory Mediation Program.  Magistrate Judge Dancks will provide the audience with a brief overview of the program, focusing on statistics evidencing the results of participation in the program.  Seasoned mediators will round out the panel to provide practical insight into how to successfully navigate mediations with the best chances of success for your clients.  The panelists will also discuss strategies and considerations that will help you to best advise clients in obtaining the most out of settlements.

Presenters:

 Judge Thérèse Wiley Dancks
United States Magistrate Judge, Northern District of New York

 Kenneth M. Alweis, Esq.
Goldberg Segalla

Julian B. Modesti, Esq.
Harris Beach, PLLC

Laura L. Spring, Esq.
CCBLaw

Moderator: 

 Suzanne Messer, Esq.
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

 Agenda:

3:00 pm:  Introduction of Presenters and Brief Overview of Program

3:05 pm:  Overview of ADR/Mediation Program (Magistrate Judge Dancks)

3:25 pm: Panel Discussion with Mediators Regarding Best Practices (Attorneys Alweis, Modesti, and Spring; Moderated by Attorney Messer)

4:10 pm:  Break

4:20 pm:  Settlement Considerations in Personal Injury Cases (Attorney Alweis)

4:35 pm:  Settlement Considerations in Employment Cases (Attorney Spring)

4:45 pm:  Settlement Considerations in Commercial Cases (Attorney Modesti)

The Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York.

NDNY ADR/Mandatory Mediation Program:  Lessons Learned, Tips from Mediators and Settlement Considerations has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 2 hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 credits for Law Practice Management and .5 credit for Ethics and Professionalism.

A code will be provided at a particular point in the program, which can be used to claim CLE credit for participation in the webinar.

This program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys. This is a single program.  No partial credit will be awarded.

This program is complimentary to all Northern District of New York  Federal Court Bar Association Members.

R.S.V.P. for CLE by Friday, May 15, 2020

Thank you to those members that requested electronic copies of the materials.