A talkative and combative litigator looking for a pound of flesh is unlikely to succeed in mediation. An attentive attorney who treats opposing counsel with respect from the first introduction is, however, likely to succeed. Panelists discussed the soft skills and proven techniques that help lawyers better handle mediations on the CLE webinar, “Effective Mediation … Continued
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
If two parties can’t agree on whether or not to hold an in-person deposition, it’s best not to use “looking to delay” as the reason. That motive won’t fly with Hon. Helen E. Freedman (Ret.), JAMS, volunteer mediator at the Appellate Division, First Department, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of … Continued
Sometimes the very thing that people will try to cut you down for is actually your greatest source of power. When Columbia Law Professor Alexandra Carter competed in the semi-finals of the Stone Moot Court Appellate Competition as a law student, a member of the mostly-male panel told her she was too aggressive, she had … Continued
Although most lawyers appreciate the need for a general choice of law clause in a contract, few pause to consider the law that governs the arbitration clause specifically.
A groundbreaking event. A rewarding experience. Legal education for lawyers at its finest. These were just some of the descriptions given to the inaugural Legal Innovation Tournament, hosted by the New York State Bar Association, Hofstra’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law and Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science. Thirteen teams from eight … Continued
The ability to nudge the decider of your case over to your side and frame the issues under consideration in your way in a single sentence is a very powerful skill.
Underserved members of the public could resolve their everyday legal matters more effectively and efficiently through apps developed by law students across New York. That’s the theory behind the Legal Innovation Tournament, which is being sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, Hofstra’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law and Fred DeMatteis School of … Continued