Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Judge Does Not Want To Hear Your Excuses

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

Future in Very Good Hands: The Inaugural Legal Innovation Tournament

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

Legal Innovation Tournament To Highlight Apps Designed to Help the Underrepresented and Improve Access to Justice

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

An Early Experience with Arbitration by Video

Faced with a mid-hearing adjournment of a complex, high-stakes arbitration, we worked with opposing counsel and the tribunal to restart and complete the hearing a week later by videoconference.

ADR Law Student Writing Competition

Sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators (ACCTM).   The purpose of this competition is to heighten interest in, and competence related to, student writing on the subject of Alternate Dispute Resolution. Aside from the $10,000 cash grand prize, and … Continued