Publications

VIRTUAL ADR IS HERE TO STAY

Posted on May 07, 2020

We are now all faced with the reality of social distancing, constant hand washing, flattening the curve, business closures, and the tragic public health consequences of the coronavirus. As we all try to adapt to the new normal, I am thankful that technology has allowed me to continue working while adhering to the government regulations.

THE NEUTRAL FACILITATOR – THE SOLUTION FOR EQUITABLE AND FAIR RESOLUTIONS DURING TROUBLING TIMES

Posted on Apr 22, 2020

What Day is it? Is it Tuesday? No, It’s Sunday. How was I able to solve this conundrum? A question many of us have asked ourselves when all structure seems to have gone out of our lives in the last few weeks, so we literally don’t recall the day of the week. In my case I knew it was Sunday when I brought in the morning paper and it had the Sunday comics neatly folded within.

MEDIATION IN THE CURRENT WORLD OF COVID-19

Posted on Apr 21, 2020

It goes without saying that all aspects of our lives are affected by the dangers and restrictions imposed by the current COVID-19 pandemic. On the professional side, for those who practice civil and commercial litigation, courtrooms are closed. We are basically banned from practicing law out of our offices and all of the scheduled court appearances, deposition dates and other mandated discovery responses are extended, often without date.

STOP THE WORLD (PLEASE!) I WANT TO GET OFF!

Posted on Apr 15, 2020

“Stop the World: I Want to Get Off” was a musical with Anthony Newley. It originally opened in London in 1961 and made it to Broadway in 1962. It was followed by a film in 1966 and a revival in 1978. n the play, whenever something unsatisfactory happened to the lead character, named Littlechap, he called out, “Stop the World” and proceeded to address the audience directly. This occurred multiple times throughout the performance.

LOOKING F O R W A R D: THE ADR OPTION TO RESOLVE COMMERCIAL INSURANCE COVERAGE DISPUTES

Posted on Apr 10, 2020

New York residents have been asked to “P A U S E.” Across the Nation there is an all-out effort to “Slow the Roll.” Our scientist-leaders have implored us to “social distance.” The historic and courageous acts of healthcare professionals and first responders, undertaken in Herculean proportions, are beyond description. Markets are strained. Business relationships are stressed.

HOW ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND TECHNOLOGY CAN KEEP YOUR CASES MOVING IN THE FACE OF COURT CLOSURES

Posted on Mar 26, 2020

Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks’s administrative order in combination with Governor Cuomo’s PAUSE (Policies Assure Uniform Safety For Everyone) executive order eliminate all but emergency in-person legal proceedings in the courts of the State of New York. As such, the courts are largely unstaffed. Surely, those measures are necessary to combat the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

Posted on Mar 18, 2020

In light of the current state of events, Alternative Dispute Resolution may be the only way to resolve cases in the foreseeable future. With many law firms and insurance carriers permitting staff to work from home, and social distancing becoming the “new normal,” it is vital that the legal community embrace technology in order to continue functioning.