CLE Webinar: Bypassing the Backlog – Fast-Tracking With Arbitration or Mediation

CLE Events | Webinar Date: June 7, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET

New York, NY (March 17, 2022) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is pleased to announce that NAM neutrals, Hon.. Peter B. Skelos (Ret.), William G. Primps, Esq. and Larry Schiffer, have been invited by the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers to present Bypassing the Backlog: Fast-Tracking with Arbitration or Mediation. This complimentary 60-minute CLE program will be live-streamed on Tuesday, June 7th at 5 p.m. ET.

The post-COVID outlook for litigating matters through the courts paints a dismal picture for litigants getting their day in court due to overall backlog of cases caused by the pandemic.  Additional backlogs with foreclosure eviction and back-rent cases on the docket and the largely undiscussed impact of criminal justice reform on our state's courts will likely serve only to exacerbate the problem. 

Judge Skelos, Mr. Primps and Mr. Schiffer will discuss how the use of arbitration and mediation can help alleviate the backlog caused by the pandemic and share their perspectives on how to expedite your case and facilitate settlement in various practice areas, including complex commercial, insurance and reinsurance matters.

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About the presenters

Justice Skelos' career includes 11 years spent as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department. Throughout his many years on the bench, he was known for having a keen legal intellect with compassion for those who appeared before him and is rated “Highly Qualified” by the New York State Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission. Judge Skelos' experience both on the bench and in private practice, gives him a broad range of knowledge in numerous areas of the law including construction litigation, professional liability and insurance coverage disputes. In 2021, for the sixth year in a row, Judge Skelos was voted a Top Ten Neutral in the New York Law Journal Best Of Survey. He was also named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide. He is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States. Judge Skelos is also Of Counsel to Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP.

Mr. Primps is a highly experienced litigator, arbitrator and mediator who has enjoyed a long and distinguished legal career focusing on insurance, reinsurance, energy and antitrust matters. He has been an advocate for corporate clients in high-valued arbitrations and mediations where he has represented international insurance and reinsurance companies, financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies, as well as sports leagues and teams. Mr. Primps is a member of NAM's (National Arbitration and Mediation) Hearing Officer Panel and is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the U.S.

Mr. Schiffer  is one of the foremost authorities on insurance/reinsurance and has a wealth of knowledge and experience that spans both the property and casualty and the life and health markets.  He has provided counsel and advice on a wide variety of insurance and reinsurance issues that include coverage, insolvency, commutations and recaptures, due diligence for corporate transactions and investments, reinsurance audits and inspections, cyber insurance, claims analysis and related issues. Mr. Schiffer is available to arbitrate and mediate insurance, reinsurance matters nationwide.

About NAM's complimentary Continuing Legal Education programs

NAM provides complimentary Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs virtually, on-site at your office, or in any of NAM's dedicated conference facilities. Our Continuing Legal Education department will work with your firm or organization to customize a CLE program that is designed to meet your specific CLE issues and topics of interest. Our well-respected faculty provides participants with an interactive presentation that will engage and educate your audience as they earn relevant CLE credit.

Please contact NAM's CLE department at 800-358-2550, ext. 145 or email Sharon Pedersen at for information on how we can customize a CLE program for your organization.