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JAMS Educational Programs and CLEs

JAMS mediators and arbitrators are available to conduct complimentary Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs for attorneys at law firms, bar associations, and a variety of other legal and business organizations. As an accredited CLE provider, we frequently offer these programs on site or in JAMS Resolution Centers nationwide. Each program may be tailored to address specific issues. If you are interested in CLE credits for a practice area that is not listed on this menu (Civility, Family Law, Healthcare, Substance Abuse, A View from the Bench, etc.), please contact us directly for details on a customized program that meets your needs. For more information, please call 1-800-352-5267 or submit an online request. To download the CLE menu in PDF format, click here.

Arbitration Save Time and Money in Arbitration. These CLE programs offer insight into all aspects of arbitration, including clause drafting, managing the process, saving time and money, taking advantage of the JAMS Optional Expedited Arbitration Procedures, and the unique JAMS Optional Appeal Procedure that provides parties a method for meaningful review. Programs include:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Clause Drafting for Business Contracts – Attendees will learn how ADR clauses can offer savings in both time and costs. This program explores how to construct a dispute resolution process in business contracts in order to provide a predictable yet flexible framework to meet clients' business needs
  • Best Practices in Arbitration
  • Cost Controls in Arbitration – How to Effectively Manage Both Time and Expenses During the Process
  • Managing Your First Arbitration – Learn How to Maximize the Process
Construction Avoiding Delays and Cost Overruns with IDMs and Project Neutrals. This program covers the use of neutral "Independent Decision Makers" (IDMs) and project neutrals in large-scale private and public engineering and construction projects. This program is geared toward construction attorneys, in-house counsel, developers, owners, contractors, construction managers and design professionals, among others. It will illustrate through real-life examples how an experienced neutral third party can keep projects moving to completion by addressing conflict before delays and disagreements result in cost overruns and litigation.
E-Discovery e-Discovery and the Use of Special Masters and Discovery Referees. This program describes the scope of e-Discovery issues in relevant practice areas of law, and reviews the challenges practitioners face in managing large e-Discovery problems while complying with existing statutes, codes and case law. The benefits of special masters and discovery referees will be explored, presenting practical, efficient and expedient solutions.
Elimination of Bias Elimination of Bias in Negotiation. Attorneys will learn how, when, where and why bias develops, as well as how to identify bias in others and within themselves. This program explores how bias can affect attorneys and clients during negotiation, and how to overcome those challenges to maintain trust and rapport with your clients. Attorneys will also learn to become more effective negotiators to better serve their clients.
Elimination of Bias credit provided.
Employment ADR Solutions for Employment Disputes. JAMS employment-focused CLE programs draw upon the expertise of our diverse panel of mediators and arbitrators. Programs include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Arbitration, Mediation, and the Wage & Hour Class Action – Best Practices from the Experts
  • Best Practices in Employment Mediation (case types that can be discussed include Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Whistleblower and ADA matters)
  • Effective Advocacy in Employment Arbitration (see above for case types)
  • Recent Developments and Trends in Employment Case Law
Ethics and ADR Ethics and ADR - Obligations, Challenges, and Pitfalls to Avoid. Advocacy and zealous representation of clients can sometimes create challenging or conflicting situations. All workshops combine scenarios with a review of numerous guidelines, requirements and rules governing ADR, including the vastly different ethical obligations facing attorneys in mediations and arbitrations. While most clients opt for a general program, specific workshops related to ethics and arbitration, mediation, or social media are also available.
Ethics credit provided.
Insurance ADR Solutions for Insurance Disputes. This program will cover a variety of insurance-related disputes, including coverage disputes, bad faith cases, risk analysis and other issues that can arise during the course of a case. The program will also offer advice on mediation and arbitration best practices in insurance disputes.
Intellectual Property Controlling Costs in Patent, Trademark, and Unfair Competition Disputes. This program offers specific mediation and arbitration information relevant to IP litigators and transactional attorneys on how to properly assess risk, cost and confidentiality while preserving business relationships. Recent case law and its impact on the willingness of parties to resolve their disputes in mediation or by other methods will be discussed.
Mediation Mediation Advocacy and Effective Techniques. This program can be designed for attorneys with minimal to advanced mediation experience. Our presenters offer guidelines on how to position a case for mediation, negotiate effectively, use the mediator to the best advantage, get beyond impasse, deal with difficult negotiators and develop creative settlement terms. Our mediation program can also be tailored to focus on a specific practice area, such as business/commercial, insurance, IP, personal injury or real estate disputes.
Personal Injury Resolving Personal Injury Disputes. Human factors weigh heavily on the process when mediating and arbitrating personal injury cases. At the core of a personal injury claim is an injured or deceased party with loved ones and family members intimately involved in the process. All sides of a dispute must keep unique issues in mind if they hope to reach resolution, as well as navigate through complex insurance coverage issues common to personal injury matters. This in-depth panel discussion—featuring plaintiff and defense counsel, as well as mediators and arbitrators—will explore those issues and focus on how preparation, sharing of key information and communication between the parties and with the neutral can enhance the chances for settlement and resolution.
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