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Best Practices for Mediation & Settlement

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Date Published

February 7, 2017


New York State Trial Lawyers Association


Mediation & Arbitration


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In this workshop seminar extending over two sessions, attendees will be given the opportunity to hear from judges/mediators, plaintiff and defense counsel all having extensive experience and success with mediation. This program, presented for the third year, is now expanded and includes as special moderator Daniel Weitz, who working for New York State Court System disseminates best ADR practices throughout our court system as well as being a consummate professor on the subject at two law schools. Learn the principles of valuating a case, timing and approach to resolution, judge/mediator assessment and responsibility, plaintiff experience and strategy, and defense perspective. The curriculum will be strong, the experience and insight to be gained irreplaceable. In addition, the attendees will be presented with hypothetical cases having liability and damage issues and will be divided into groups of 3 to play the roles of plaintiff, defendant and mediator/judge respectively. The mediator should help plaintiff and defense counsel communicate and negotiate in the hopes of finding a mutually agreeable solution. The exercise will be guided by the distinguished panel who will critique and highlight the strengths of each side. Look forward to an enjoyable and informative evening on how to bring your client’s case to a successful conclusion!

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Hon. George Silver

Deputy Chief
Administrative Judge,
New York City Courts

George Freitag

George Freitag has extensive litigation experience handling a wide variety of cases including personal injury, labor law,... Read More

Howard Raphaelson, Esq.

Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, PC

Hon. Peter Skelos

Hon. Peter Skelos joined NAM after a long and illustrious judicial career which includes 11 years as an Associate Justice at... Read More

Patrick Brennan

Patrick Brennan, founding partner of Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP, a defense litigation firm, has personally taken more... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Best Practices for Mediation & Settlement Part 1 - Video
Best Practices for Mediation & Settlement Part 2 - Video
Best Practices for Mediation & Settlement - Paper
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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

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