Webinars: The Basics of Mediation and Arbitration Clauses: Specificity Reduces Dispute Time and Costs

CLE Events | Webinar Date: April 2, 2020 at 2 p.m.

NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, is proud to announce that the Honorable E. Michael Kavanagh (Ret.) has been invited to present two Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinars to Fidelity National Financial. The two 60-minute CLE programs are entitled The Basics of Mediation and Arbitration Clauses: Specificity Reduces Dispute Time and Costs and will be presented on Thursday, April 2nd from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m

The Basics of Mediation

Hon. E. Michael Kavanagh, Associate Justice and Hearing Officer for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

In the first program, Judge Kavanagh will draw upon his many years of experience as a former New York Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 1st and 3rd Departments, and address how mediation offers a number of advantages over formal litigation. That includes lower cost, less time required to achieve resolution, no adverse publicity and greater control over the outcome of the dispute, among others. The program will define and elaborate on some of the moving parts that make up the mediation process.

Arbitration Clauses – Specificity Reduces Dispute Time and Costs

The second program will be devoted to drafting arbitration clauses and the importance of specificity within that clause. Poorly crafted, vague clauses can hinder the resolution of a dispute. Judge Kavanagh will address the importance of streamlining the resolution of any dispute under the agreement, how to create a clause specific to the business transaction that will ultimately save time and reduce costs and the importance of selecting the right arbitrator.

About Fidelity National Financial

Fidelity National Financial is a leading provider of title insurance and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries. It is the nation's largest title insurance company through its title insurance underwriters – Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title, Alamo Title and National Title of New York – that collectively issue more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States.

About the Presenter

Since joining NAM, Judge Kavanagh has arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases including Complex Commercial, Construction, Labor and Employment, Legal Malpractice, Product Liability and Personal Injury matters involving settlements in the amounts of six figures and greater. Additionally, Judge Kavanagh has been ranked a Top Ten Arbitrator by the New York Law Journal Best of Survey for four years in a row.

Judge Kavanagh is available to arbitrate cases in New York State and throughout the United States.