Richard P. Byrne, Esq. Invited To Join a Panel Discussion on Mediating in the Virtual World

CLE Events | Webinar Date: September 29, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Richard P. Byrne, Esq. Hearing Officer for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) with name written under

New York, NY (September 23, 2020) – NAM  (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is pleased to announce that Richard P. Byrne, Esq. has been invited to join a panel discussion via videoconference entitled The Mediators Speak – Mediating in the Virtual World. The panel discussion is part of the CLM Construction Conference and will be presented on September 29th at 3:30 p.m ET. / 12:30 p.m. PT.

The world as we know it and concomitantly the world of litigation and claims went “virtual” nearly overnight; a fact that is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future, if at all. Jury trials have ground to a halt and what had been significant nationwide docket backlogs pre pandemic, have now been pushed back to a dateless purgatory in many cases. These factors as well as those involving expedience and cost savings suggest mediation and other forms of alternate dispute resolution will become not just the preferred path to dispute resolution but likely the path of necessity.

For decades, mediation had been partially virtual with phone and video participation by some parties and claims personnel.  Is that process now up to the challenges of almost no in person participation?  Can the technology adapt fast enough and satisfy the consumers of dispute resolution services?  Is ADR, for better or worse, now the only game in town?

Top mediators from across the country will participate in a comprehensive discussion about the efficacy and challenges of 100% virtual mediation in today's world and the world we'll likely be practicing in tomorrow. Mr. Byrne will be joined by a distinguished panel of attorneys that include Kenneth Bloom, Esq of Garnter + Bloom PC, Rachel Ehrlich, Esq. of Judicate-West and Lee Shidlofsky of Shidlofsky Law Firm, PLLC.

About CLM
The CLM, a member of The Institutes, is dedicated to meeting the professional development needs of the claims and litigation management industries. Through a variety of in-person and online programs and resources, the CLM provides its growing membership of approximately 45,000 professionals a wide range of opportunities throughout the year to expand their knowledge, earn continuing education credits and further their careers.

The CLM Construction Conference covers all aspects of insurance, risk, and claims management aspects of the insurance related to the construction industry. In addition to addressing construction defects and other hot topics, conference sessions will also address facets of construction site accidents/injuries, coverage issues, subcontractor issues, risk management, and new technologies.

About NAM's Presenter

Richard P. Byrne, Esq., has mediated issues in a wide variety of specialty areas, including commercial matters, employment discrimination claims, employment contract disputes, construction litigation, complex personal injury and property damage claims, together with insurance, reinsurance and risk transfer matters. Mr. Byrne has earned the distinction of being voted a Top 3 Mediator in the United States for the sixth straight year in the 2020 National Law Journal Best of Survey.  Further, he was ranked a Top 10 Mediator by the 2019 New York Law Journal Best of Survey for the past five years.  He was also voted a Top 3 Mediator by the 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey and for the third straight year, was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 Neutrals nationwide.  He has been awarded an A-V rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available, based on its peer review process. 

Meet Richard P, Byrne, Esq.