WHEN THE CASE CANNOT BE SETTLED, USE A MEDIATION AGREEMENT TO SIMPLIFY THE TRIAL AND AVOID EXTREME RESULTS

April 2019, Bob Worden, Esq.

When a lawsuit is pending, there’s no better, more practical and effective way to resolve the dispute than through alternative dispute resolution (ADR). What a great feeling when all issues are settled. But what happens if you cannot settle everything at mediation?

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SPEAK TO YOUR MEDIATOR – EARLY AND OFTEN!

April 2019, Richard P. Byrne, Esq.

Parties should take advantage of the opportunity to speak with their Mediator in advance of an upcoming Mediation session. Although admittedly not routine, nothing precludes counsel from initiating such communications.

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CREATIVE MEDIATION: ALLEVIATING COMMERCIAL DIVISION CONGESTION

March 2019, By: Hon. Melvin L. Schweitzer (Ret.)

As the adage goes, “success breeds success” and we find that the Manhattan Commercial Division continues to see even more complex cases, with higher amounts at stake. This has led to occasional rumblings from some members of the commercial bar that motions appear to be taking longer to decide.

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THE POWER OF TECHNOLOGY AND ITS ROLE IN THE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ARENA

February 2019, Hon. Elizabeth Bonina

As a former Justice of the Supreme Court, I have seen first-hand how technology has impacted legal proceedings within the courtroom. From technology-based evidence presentations and electronic submissions to video conferenced expert witness testimonies – technology permeates nearly every facet of ...

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ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION FOR YOUNG LAWYERS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ALTERNATIVE

November, 2018, By: Hon. Larry S. Schachner (Ret.)

As a fresh out of law school attorney starting out as a litigator with a municipal agency, I was eager to try every case I could get my hands on to gain valuable trial experience – a goal I’m sure many attorneys have during the early stages of their careers.

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