Jennifer Herscovici to Present: Early Mediation – A Mediator's Perspective

CLE Events | Webinar Date: October 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. ET

New York, NY (October 20, 2020) – NAM  (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is pleased to announced that Jennifer Herscovici, Esq. has been invited to present a live streaming CLE webinar to MCIC Vermont entitled, Early Mediation – A Mediator's Perspective. The presentation will be held on Thursday, October 29th at 9:00 a.m ET.

The high cost of litigation, as well as the reality that most civil litigation, resolved prior to trial, has made mediation of civil matters more prevalent.  Combined with the increase in court-mandated mediation and court-annexed alternative dispute resolution programs, mediation has become a fact of life for litigators and parties alike.  Knowing the keys to a successful mediation, therefore, is essential for any litigator.

Mediation offers a number of advantages over formal litigation. These include lower cost, less time required to achieve resolution, no adverse publicity and greater control over the outcome of the dispute, among others. Ms. Herscovici will take a closer look at these advantages and will also focus on why early mediation provides an attractive way to resolve disputes that arise between parties that have an ongoing relationship which could be severely undermined by formal litigation.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Considerations for early mediation
  • Selection of a mediator
  • Confidentiality
  • Speed of process
  • Less formal
  • Preparation for mediation
  • Cost of litigation

MCIC Vermont

MCIC Vermont (A Reciprocal Risk Retention Group) is a specialty insurance company which provides medical professional and general liability insurance coverage and risk management services to its academic medical center subscribers and their various affiliated entities, employees and physicians. 

About NAM's Presenter

Ms. Herscovici is a former Senior Counsel, Negotiator for the New York City Law Department's Tort Division. She has settled thousands of cases in actions involving claims of various types of negligence, labor law, defamation and civil rights violations. Additionally, her many years of trial practice experience has resulted in taking to verdict numerous high exposure cases. As a neutral for NAM, she draws from her significant experience handling complex negotiations and is recognized by her peers as an authority in negotiation and settlement.  Throughout her many years of experience negotiating cases and settling disputes, she has gained a reputation for her extensive knowledge in numerous areas of law including negligence, premises liability, tort and product liability and personal injury. Ms. Herscovici is an avid proponent of ADR and is known for her ability to evaluate cases, astutely assess the issues at hand and effectively guide parties and counsel to fair resolutions. Ms. Herscovici was voted a Top 10 Mediator by the 2020 New York Law Journal Best of Survey.

Meet Jennifer Herscovici, Esq.