Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Tell Your Story and Get Off Your High Horse: What Litigators Do Not Understand About Mediation

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

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