NEWS - Press Release

February 22, 2017


Hon. Elizabeth Bonina NAM panel member, Hon. Elizabeth Bonina, has been invited to speak at the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association in a program entitled “Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Practice Tips”. The NAM sponsored event will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Pearl Room, 8518 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY at 7:00 p.m.

The seminar will address the integral role of ADR in the resolution of matters in today’s legal landscape. It will provide attorneys with practical tips on third party arbitration and mediation, and the benefits and the efficiency of alternative dispute resolution when faced with the rising costs and uncertainty of traditional litigation.

Hon. Bonina’s presentation will address a broad array of topics concerning mediation and arbitration and will provide the litigator with an inside view of the ADR process including: preparation of the mediation brief; presence of the client at the mediation; the joint session; breakout sessions; when to use arbitration; types of claims that can benefit from arbitration and the importance of the pre-hearing arbitration brief.

For the fourth consecutive year, Judge Bonina was named a “Best Individual Arbitrator” in New York State by the 2016 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey, with three of those years being voted #1. She has also been ranked one of the Top Ten Mediators in the state for the past seven years by that same survey. Judge Bonina has arbitrated and mediated a myriad of case types including employment, professional malpractice, premises liability, labor law, sports and entertainment, products liability and personal injury.

Click here to view Elizabeth Bonina’s resume.

Click here to view the 2016 New York Law Journal Survey.


Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. In 2016, NAM was named Best ADR firm in the United States by the National Law Journal’s Annual Reader Rankings Survey. Additionally, 7 of NAM's neutrals were named 2016 National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions, as part of a select group of only 48 nationwide. Consistent with being the nation’s premier ADR provider, the New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey also selected NAM as the #1 ADR firm for the last six years.

NAM actively works with more than 8,000 commercial entities, including more than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies. NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of nearly 2,500 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, Puerto Rico and in major cities around the world, with specific expertise in the areas of Complex Commercial, Construction, Employment, Entertainment, Financial Services, International, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury (including 3rd party and 1st party actions), Professional Liability and Real Estate dispute resolution.

NAM is often an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and often time-consuming litigation.

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