ABA Mediation Week 2021 Virtual Conference Presented by the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section
Mapping The Future So Conflict Doesn’t Disrupt ItDo you ever feel like seeing the future would help you solve your problems? Mediation Week 2021 will show how mediation has the power to do just that. Whether you are a seasoned mediator looking for field-specific tips or new to the field and want to learn more, this lively week of programming will help you map out even clearer paths to resolution.
Featured Programs:Untapped Talent: The Value Non-Lawyers Bring to the ADR Table | Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 | 12:00 PM EST
The purpose of this presentation is quite simple and bold. Panelists will discuss the future of ADR, what the conflict resolution landscape looks like and the benefit non-attorneys bring to the ADR process. Consider, as ADR Professionals, practitioners and key participants in the construction and design process the value added to the dispute resolution process when at least one of the three arbitrators is a technical expert, non-lawyer. Specifically, Construction arbitrations are, more often than not, technically complex and challenging. Arbitration Panel members have found that a technical, non-lawyer arbitrator adds needed depth and subject matter expertise to the otherwise fact intensive nature of construction disputes which are normally driven by a myriad of factors unique to construction and design.
Insurance touches everything. This webinar will also explore the intersectional relationship between insurance and business disputes. Panelists will demonstrate how specialized subject matter expertise enhances resolution outcomes on specific cases. The team will conclude by discussing the continued need for ADR decision-makers to recruit women and minorities on their panels and the value diverse mediators and arbitrators bring to ADR proceedings.
- William K. "Bill" Andrews, Esq. | Andrews Myers, P.C.
- Cherrie K. Fisher, PMP | Civil Engineer/Arbitrator
- Tonya Johannsen, Esq. | Estes, Thorne & Carr PLLC
- Rebekah Ratliff, CCLS | Mediator/Arbitrator, JAMS
4Cs of Managing Conflict Remotely | Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 |12:00 PM EST
Did you know that the rise of remote work in the past year has led to an escalation of conflicts between team members and conflicts between businesses and their clients? Join this interactive and engaging program to learn how to address this kind of conflict remotely using the 4 Cs - commitment, communication, conflict resolution, and camaraderie.
Presented by N. Damali Peterman, Esq.
Doing the Cybersecurity Two-Step: Securing Your Practice and Protecting Your Brand | Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 | 2:30 PM EST
In this ever-evolving age of new technology, creating habits for safe internet practice is crucial for defending your personal and professional life. This program will use real-world scenarios to show the damaging consequences of leaving your practice vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. By the end of the program, you will have an invaluable toolset to protect your brand and grow your practice. Attendees will identify the cybersecurity lapses in their practice, exercise strong cyber hygiene, and develop an incident response plan for their practice.
- Daniel B. Garrie, Esq. | Mediator/Arbitrator, JAMS
- Aristedes Maharias | SL Green Realty Corp
JAMS Events and Webinars
JAMS events and webinars bring you timely topics in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), industry-leading speakers and stellar networking opportunities. Explore our full list of upcoming events and webinars.
About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.TM
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways of overcoming barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized, in-person, virtual and hybrid dispute resolution services through a combination of first class client service, the latest technology, top-notch facilities, and highly trained mediators and arbitrators. More information about JAMS is available on our About Us page, and you can connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook as well as our JAMS ADR blog.