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JAMS Panelist Hon. Helen E. Freedman (Ret.) Appointed to Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary

JAMS Panelist Hon. Helen E. Freedman (Ret.) Appointed to Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary

Leveraging decades of experience, Justice Freedman will help advise on selection of judges for New York City courts

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New York – JAMS, the largest provide provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that Hon. Helen E. Freedman (Ret.) has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on the Judiciary by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The Advisory Committee recruits, screens and recommends candidates for the New York City Criminal and Family courts. Additionally, the Advisory Committee makes recommendations for the mayor’s interim appointments to Civil Court when there are vacancies.

Justice Freedman is highly regarded among her peers for her intellect and aptitude for handling complex cases and is well-suited to provide guidance to Mayor de Blasio that is tailored to the needs of the New York legal community. We’re proud to see Justice Freedman selected for the Advisory Committee and believe that her appointment will go a long way in helping to promote justice in New York City.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Justice Freedman joined JAMS in 2014 after serving for 36 years on the New York State bench. During her time on the bench, she was an associate justice of the Appellate Division, First Department, for six years and served for over eight years as a justice in the Commercial Division. She was the presiding justice of the Litigation Coordinating Panel for multi-district litigation in New York State from 2002 to 2014.

At JAMS, Justice Freedman brings a distinct understanding and perspective to dispute resolution that draws on her bench experience. She conducts mediations, arbitrations and neutral evaluations in practice areas such as appellate, business/commercial, employment, personal injury, insurance and real estate.

The announcement from the New York City Office of the Mayor can be found here.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized dispute resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, top-notch facilities and highly trained panelists.

With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS also offers remote dispute resolution through videoconferencing and other platforms. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person or virtual hearings.

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Hon. Helen E. Freedman (Ret.)
  • Appellate
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals & Mass Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property

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JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

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