WEBINAR: “AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF VIDEO CONFERENCING TECHNOLOGY FOR ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION AND ITS BENEFITS”

Posted on Apr 01, 2020 |Community Events

Difficult times foster change and an exploration of alternative and better ways of doing business. With that thought in mind, NAM would like to invite you to view two pre-recorded webinars entitled An Introduction to the Use of Video Conferencing Technology for Arbitration and Mediation and Its Benefits.

Please join the Honorable John P. DiBlasi, J.S.C. (Ret.) and Richard P. Byrne, Esq. as they share their experiences as Virtual Neutrals mediating and arbitrating cases remotely. The broader discussion includes an explanation of the need for this technology, its many benefits and, most importantly, the simplicity of its use. Specifically, topics will include the accessibility of the technology, the ability to use it anywhere, its reliability and benefits with respect to business continuity, savings in time, reduction in costs and its favorable impact on scheduling.

Additionally, Judge DiBlasi and Mr. Byrne will provide practical explanations of the use of the technology during arbitrations and mediations. They will discuss the creation of joint sessions, breakout rooms, and the handling of virtual negotiations confidentially, securely and expeditiously. Finally, the role of NAM's IT Department will be discussed and its commitment to ensuring that you are fully supported throughout the virtual ADR sessions.

It is NAM's belief that this technology will be looked upon as an incredibly beneficial and viable alternative to in-person ADR. It is not only to be used in this time of crisis, but in the future, when life and business, as we know it, has returned to normal.

Looking forward to seeing you remotely!

WEBCAST: An Introduction to the Use of Video Conferencing Technology for Arbitration and Mediation and Its Benefits
Previously recorded:  Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Meet the Presenter

Hon. John P. DiBlasi is a former Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Commercial Division and has mediated thousands of cases throughout his career. He is experienced in resolving cases across a wide array of legal practice areas, including commercial, class action, construction, employment disputes, environmental, finance, insurance, international, land use, and professional liability, among others. Judge DiBlasi has consistently been voted a top Mediator by many of the Best of Surveys published by American Lawyer Media which include the #1 Mediator in the nation by the 2018 Corporate Counsel survey, a Top Mediator in the U.S. by the 2020 National Law Journal Survey (with 4 of the last 7 years ranked #1) and a Top Ten Mediator by The New York Law Journal for the last nine years. In addition to being named a top mediator in the nation, for the third year in a row, he was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide. He holds an AV Preeminent peer rating from Martindale-Hubble in both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation – a distinction given only to those who possess the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

Judge DiBlasi is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States.

WEBCAST: An Introduction to the Use of Video Conferencing Technology for Arbitration and Mediation and Its Benefits
Previously recorded:  Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Meet the Presenter

Richard P. Byrne, Esq.,  is a member of NAM's (National Arbitration and Mediation) Hearing Officer Panel and is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States. He has successfully 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.