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Latinx Attorneys & Building a Career in ADR


Latinx Attorneys & Building a Career in ADR

Presented by the Puerto Rican Bar Association of New York and JAMS

CLE Diversity Webinar Credit: 1.5 units of NY CLE general credit provided by PRBANY
Webinar Recording: LINK
CLE Materials: LINK

This webinar is designed to give attendees a broader view of entry points into careers in conflict resolution. Tune in to find out about the world of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration from seasoned practitioners representing a diversity of backgrounds. Attorneys, arbitrators, mediators and former judges will discuss an array of professional pathways and will speak about their experiences navigating the world of ADR. They will share tips, wisdom and strategies with audience members who are interested in growing their careers.

Topics covered will include:
  • An overview of ADR basics: understanding terminology, usage in the current legal landscape, advantages and constraints
  • How (and why) to become a Mediator and/or Arbitrator
  • What skills to develop/nurture in order to become a great neutral
  • The importance of your reputation and successfully marketing your skills
  • How to gain experience, training programs, and entry points to participate on panels
  • Unique challenges and benefits of promoting Diversity & Inclusion in dispute resolution
  • Resources for mentorship, sponsorship and support along the ADR career path

Welcome & Introductions:
Jesus Zeno, PRBANY President

Hon. Ariel E. Belen, (Ret.) JAMS

Lisa Denig | Special Counsel for ADR Initiatives at New York State Office of Court Administration
Maria Hanford | Hanford Law Group
Alfreida Kenny | Principal, Law Office of Alfreida B. Kenny
Roger Maldonado | Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP; NYC Bar Immediate Past President
Maria Eugenia Ramirez | Partner, Hogan Lovells

Featured People

Hon. Ariel E. Belen (Ret.), FCIArb
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Franchise Distribution Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
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