CLE: ARBITRATION VS. LITIGATION - PERSPECTIVES FROM THE JUDGES

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281
Program: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

In most instances, deciding to arbitrate or litigate is a key moment in the life of a case.  There is always great risk if parties utilize the litigation process and proceed to trial in an overburdened court system.  Given the cost in terms of time, expense, and uncertainty of litigating in the court system, arbitration is a cost-effective and time-efficient alternative to the unpredictability of litigation. Arbitration affords the parties many advantages including confidentiality and privacy, controlled discovery, input into the selection of the arbitrator and finality by virtue of limited rights to appeal.

Participants will have an opportunity to hear from two of NAM’s (National Arbitration and Mediation) highly regarded neutrals. Hon. Judge Moskowitz and Hon. Ira Warshawsky will provide practical tips on how to take advantage of opportunities that the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process of arbitration can provide if properly managed by counsel in collaboration with their neutrals.  Judge Moskowitz is a former Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 1st Department and Judge Warshawsky is a former Justice of the Supreme Court, Nassau County.

The contents of the course is appropriate for BOTH newly admitted and experienced attorneys.  Attorneys attending this program will receive 1.0 CLE credit.

NAM provides complimentary continuing legal education programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments, and other legal and business organizations. To learn more, contact Stephanie Ball, Director of Continuing Legal Education.