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JAMS Mediation Week 2017

JAMS Mediation Week 2017

JAMS Mediation Week 2017

Over the last few decades the field of alternative dispute resolution has grown tremendously. The ABA Mediation Week initiative is a celebration of the strides made in institutionalizing mediation as one of several appropriate dispute resolution processes.

Join JAMS along with the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution in celebrating Mediation Week. 


Participating Resolution Centers



Oct. 19

Diversity and the Power of Understanding

It is our pleasure to invite you to a CLE and reception in honor of the American Bar Association’s designated Mediation Week. The theme for this year is Mediation, Civility & the Power of Understanding and in the spirit what this stands for, we have brought together a panel of legal professionals to discuss diversity and inclusion in today’s legal landscape.

This will be the 7th consecutive year that JAMS has partnered with the Atlanta Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Section in honor of Mediation Week to discuss the legal industry’s most pressing issues. This year’s program will address the deficit in diversity and inclusion in the industry and how this informs mediation outcomes. Attendees will get perspectives from ADR executives, in-house and outside counsel on how to move the needle towards a more inclusive, civil and competent legal industry.

Featured Presenters

  • Elizabeth Carter, Esq.
    JAMS VP of East Region
  • Joan Grafstein, Esq.
    JAMS Arbitrator & Mediator
  • Emily Borna, Esq.
    Jackson Lewis
  • Dorian Denburg, Esq.
    Corporate Counsel at AT&T

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Oct. 19

Conflict Resolution Day Reception

Join JAMS and the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution (DR) Section as we celebrate Conflict Resolution Week.

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Oct. 24

Workplace Enforcement in Flux

We would like to invite you to join us at the JAMS Boston Resolution Center for an exciting employment law program co-presented by Massachusetts Lawyers' Weekly. Jenny Yang, Commissioner of the EEOC, and Sunila Thomas-George, Chairwoman of the MCAD will be joined by a panel of experts for this evening event addressing new developments in wage and hour litigation, discrimination, collective actions, and private settlements.

A cocktail reception will immediately follow the program, an excellent opportunity to meet the presenting panel, our case management team, as well as other local attorneys.

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Oct. 3

Resolving Family Wealth Disputes: When More Than Enough is Not Enough

When disputes within wealthy families occur, there is seemingly plenty of resources available to please everyone. To the contrary, these disputes are uniquely fueled by undercurrents of complicated relationships and difficult to resolve. With goals of preserving the family itself, its wealth and privacy, join us in a discussion featuring Hon. Melinda A. Johnson (Ret.), Joan B. Kessler, Esq., Ph.D., and Hon. Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.), where the esteemed panel will share best practices in resolving family wealth disputes based on their many years’ experience.

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Oct. 17

Family Law Mediation with High Conflict Personalities

As you know, “difficult personalities” can be a major obstacle to settlement in matrimonial cases. An attorney’s ability to “get a read” on a client’s emotions is an important part of family law advocacy. It’s also crucial to our ability to settle these cases.

We’ve invited Dr. Sarah V. Puccia, MPH, PsyD, to help us get a handle on the client mind. Together with Hon. Michele F. Lowrance (Ret.), we’ll turn these insights into effective tools for client advocacy, and litigation and settlement strategy.

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Oct. 18

Food, Beverages & Mediation Best Practice Tips

You are invited to attend a networking reception and Mediation Best Practice Tips CLE, co-sponsored by the Riverside County Barristers, at the JAMS Inland Empire Resolution Center on Wednesday October 18, 2017. One hour of general CLE credit will be provided.

The reception, starting at 5:30 PM, will feature complimentary appetizers and beverages provided by JAMS and will be a great opportunity to network with your colleagues.

The CLE program, starting at 6:00 PM, will be co-presented by Hon. Joseph Brisco (Ret.) and Hon. Jeffrey King (Ret.).

Featured Topics

  • What happens at a mediation
  • How to effectively prepare for mediation
  • How to best navigate through mediation
  • How to best utilize the mediator when you don't have trial control
  • How to best utilize mediation briefs

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Oct. 18

Women Lawyers “Mediation Week” Reception

Please join JAMS and the Women Lawyers of Los Angeles (WLALA) for for a hosted reception with those distinguished attorneys and judges who have shared their story with WLALA’s History Project, former Ernestine Stahlhut Award recipients, and the next generation of leading lawyers. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

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Oct. 16

Efficiently Resolving Chinese Business Disputes: ADR for Inbound and Outbound Investment

You and your colleagues are invited to take part in a unique Mediation Week event presented by JAMS and the Shanghai Commercial Mediation Center (SCMC) at Fordham University School of Law in New York.

We are honored to be hosting well known Chinese judicial reformers, Chinese Supreme Court Justice Hu Shihao and Shanghai People’s High Court Justice Yin Yonglei. Together with SCMC President Zhang Wei, this group will discuss the ongoing development of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services in China as well as recent judicial reforms focused on improving dispute resolution for local and international businesses in China. 

China is the largest investor in the developing world. The seminar will also discuss how Chinese companies investing around the world can leverage ADR services to avoid local courts and resolve disputes quickly, efficiently, and—most importantly—in a way that maintains strong business relationships.

This interactive seminar is a great opportunity to meet these Chinese Justices and discuss legal strategies that help build foreign direct investment. It is also an ideal occasion to meet other prominent international attorneys as well as JAMS and SCMC neutrals. As the newest member of JAMS International, the SCMC's team of mediators offers in-depth knowledge of commercial and legal issues facing inbound and outbound foreign investment in China.

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Oct. 31

JAMS Orange County Halloween CLE Day

You are invited to JAMS CLE Day in Orange County where you can get up to 3.5 CLE credits prior to the February 1st MCLE deadline. The event will be on October 31, 2017 in the JAMS Orange Resolution Center. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will provided to all attendees.

  • Complimentary Breakfast
    Enjoy breakfast and mingle with colleauges
  • You Settled, Now What About Taxes?
    Stephen Turanchik (Paul Hastings LLP) and Sharyn Fisk (Law Office of Sharyn Fisk) will address key issues in settlement taxation.
  • Best Practices in Employment Mediation
    JAMS Neutrals Hon. Gail A. Andler (Ret.) and Louis M. Marlin, Esq. will present on best practices tips for attorneys handling employment mediations.
  • Ethics in ADR
    JAMS Neutrals Hon. Jonathan Cannon (Ret.) and Stacy L. La Scala, Esq. will review guidelines, requirements and rules governing ADR, including the vastly different ethical obligations facing attorneys in mediations and arbitrations. Ethics credit to be provided.
  • Complimentary Lunch
    Enjoy lunch while networking with colleauges.

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Oct. 26

How to Achieve Success in Mediation

We would like to invite you to join us at the JAMS Sacramento Resolution Center for a complimentary Mediation Week CLE! Wine and appetizers will be served at the networking reception immediately following the program, an excellent opportunity to mingle with our presenting panel, our case management team, as well as other local attorneys.

Hon. Cecily Bond (Ret.) and Hon. Robert Hight (Ret.) 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 to reach a fair, efficient resolution.

Featured Topics

  • Best practices for effective advocacy in mediations
  • Strategies for overcoming impasse
  • Selecting a mediator
  • Preparing the mediator through brief writing, pre-mediation meetings
  • Preparing your client

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Oct. 25

JAMS San Francisco Open House & Networking Reception

We are pleased to invite you to an open house and networking reception at our recently refreshed JAMS San Francisco Resolution Center. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

This will be an excellent opportunity to mingle with our local panel, attorneys, and our case management team. We would love for you to be our guest.

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Oct. 19

JAMS Seattle Complimentary CLE and Networking Reception: Ethics in Mediation

We are pleased to share that JAMS Seattle has moved to a new location at the U.S. Bank Centre!

We invite you to come see our new space and join us for a complimentary CLE followed by an open house networking reception. Refreshments and appetizers will be served following the program. If you cannot attend the CLE, you are still more than welcome to join us for the reception.

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