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January 24, 2014

HON. BARBARA ODWAK AND NAM GENERAL COUNSEL JACQUELINE SILVEY TO SPEAK AT NYSBA ANNUAL MEETING CLE PROGRAM IN NYC ON JANUARY 30, 2014.

NAM is proud to announce that the Hon. Barbara Odwak and NAM’s own General Counsel, Jacqueline I. Silvey, have been invited to speak at the joint Annual Meeting of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section and Trial Lawyers Section of New York State Bar Association on January 30, 2014. They will be conducting the CLE segment “All Roads Lead To Resolution Part 2: State of the Union-ADR,” which will focus on alternative dispute resolution in modern day legal practice.

Hon. Odwak and Ms. Silvey will be providing their insight into the advantages of the alternative dispute resolution experience. They will discuss when and what to arbitrate, when and what to mediate, how the process works and what the parties can expect. They will also discuss various specialized options, such as judge days and hi/lo arbitrations, which can be best suited to a particular client’s needs.

The CLE portion of the Annual Meeting will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown, Regent Parlor 2nd Floor, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, between 8:45 AM and 4:00 PM.

Hon. Barbara Odwak has been working in the field of ADR since the mid 1980’s, mediating and arbitrating thousands of cases in the areas of personal injury, labor law, product liability real estate and commercial matters. Hon. Odwak is a court-appointed evaluator, receiver, referee, trustee, guardian, attorney for the allegedly incompetent and a Guardian Ad Litem. She served as Master Arbitrator appointed by the New York State Department of Insurance No-Fault Division for many years. Hon. Odwak also served as an administrative law judge for the Environmental Protection Agency and the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission.

Click here to view Judge Odwak’s resume.

Jacqueline I. Silvey, General Counsel at NAM, is involved in various operations of the company including panel development, oversight and implementation of commercial and employment dispute resolution initiatives and the general business affairs of the company. She currently oversees NAM’s Neutral Recruitment Team and works closely with NAM’s Chief Financial Officer in the area of corporate governance. Ms. Silvey also oversees NAM’s in-house legal department. She has been invited to participate in numerous continuing legal education seminars to speak on the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

ABOUT NAM

NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of approximately 2,000 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum. The company maintains rosters in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico, with specific expertise in the areas of Complex Commercial, Personal Injury (including 3rd party and 1st party actions), Professional Liability, Construction, Insurance, Employment, Real Estate and Financial Services dispute resolution.

Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been recognized as ADR Provider of the Year and is well known for its superb customer service and for delivering exceptional results. Consistent with being the nation's premier ADR provider, the New York Law Journal Rankings Survey selected NAM as the #1 ADR provider for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

NAM actively works with more than 8,000 commercial entities, including more than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies. NAM is often an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and often time-consuming litigation.

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