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2022 Fall Conference at Fordham Law

2022 Fall Conference at Fordham Law

Presented by the National Employment Lawyers Association | New York

Conference Webinar Credit: New York CLE available
JAMS is a proud sponsor of the 2022 Fall Conference. This is a full day conference on representing employees at Fordham Law.  JAMS neutral Robin Gise will be speaking on the panel titled "Employment Mediation: To Zoom or Not to Zoom."

Program Agenda

8:45 - 9:10 AM Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 AM Welcome, Chair of Conference Committee, Locksley Wade

9:10 – 10:10 AM Busting Forced Labor : TVPRA (Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act) (1 CLE Professional Practice):  (Additional details to follow).
    • Aaron Halegua, Aaron Halegua, PLLC 
    • Sumani Lanka, The Legal Aid Society
    • Martina Vanderberg, Human Trafficking Legal Center
    • Amy Hong, The Legal Aid Society (moderator)

10:10 – 11:30 AM Case Law Developments in Employment Law (1.5 CLE Professional Practice)
Steven Bergstein and Professor Rita Sethi review recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court and Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
    • Steven Bergstein, Bergstein & Ulrich, LLP
    • Rita Sethi, Special Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

11:30 - 11:50 PM Break

11:50 – 12:50 PM What an Employment Lawyer Should Know About ERISA Disability Claims: (1 CLE Professional Practice)
The practice areas of employment law and ERISA disability often intersect.  This presentation is designed to help employment lawyers provide the best possible client service when faced with ERISA disability claim issues. The presentation will address various flash points pertaining to termination of employment, severance agreements and releases, ADA accommodations, and disability discrimination. 
    • Jennifer L. Hess, Riemer Hess LLC
    • Scott M. Riemer, Riemer Hess LLC

12:50-1:50 PM Lunch

1:50- 2:50 PM "Wage and Hour Updates and Case Developments” (1 CLE Professional Practice)
Panel will review recent legislative and case law updates for wage and hour law practice. 
    • John Tatulli, Law Offices of John R. Tatulli
    • Andrew Melzer, Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP

2:50 – 3:05 PM Break

3:05 – 4:05 PM Employment Mediation: To Zoom or Not to Zoom: (.5 Ethics, .5 skills)
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, employment mediations shifted almost entirely to virtual platforms. This program will address how the practice of employment mediation has changed after two and half years of virtual sessions. Do virtual mediations work as well? Do they work better?  Do you prepare differently for a virtual mediation? What ethical considerations are raised in virtual mediations? Are there kinds of cases that would work better in-person or virtually? (1 credit professional practice):Techniques and strategies for the enforcement of civil judgments.
    • Robin Gise, JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Hearing Officer

4:05 – 5:05 PM Leveraging Legal Analytics in New York State Trial Courts: (1 CLE Professional Practice)
Panel will cover how legal analytics enables you to analyze the behavior and history of your judge, competitive counsel, prospects, and clients to gain crucial insights into litigation history and ruling tendencies. We’ll show you how to leverage New York state trial court - and verdict - data to be more efficient, more proactive, and achieve better results for your clients. You’ll learn how to maximize legal analytics to gain a competitive advantage, win cases and bring in more money when litigating labor & employment cases in New York state trial courts.
    • Nicole Clark, Trellis Research

Featured People

Robin H. Gise, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
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