Maria Volpe, a professor of sociology and director of the Dispute Resolution Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice – City University of New York, has been chosen to receive the inaugural Charles M. Newman Award by the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association during its Annual Meeting Jan. 18-24 … Continued
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Is the mediation agreement enforceable by the defendant? Does a party’s change of heart require deference, where the more detailed settlement agreement had not yet been finalized and signed? Should it matter that plaintiff is pro se and contends that she signed the mediation agreement under duress caused by her court-appointed mediation counsel and the mediator?
The ongoing connection between Heard and Depp, the effect of social media influencers on both and the notoriety of the trial make this case an excellent pedagogical tool to teach clients about the dangers of using social media and online communications during disputes.
Does virtual mediation allow litigants to have better access to the justice system? Meaning, can these litigants literally participate and show up for their court hearings?
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
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