Alternative Dispute Resolution in Personal Injury & Civil Litigation

Program Description:  More and more personal injury disputes are being resolved through mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  Learn how insurance companies and claims adjusters approach mediation in personal injury matters and explore the ethical issues related to the increased use of ADR in civil litigation.  Expert practitioners will demonstrate the practical applications of ADR and examine how a mediator or arbitrator handles a personal injury dispute.  Don’t miss this opportunity to develop new skills in this developing area of law.  

Who Should Attend this Program: Personal injury attorneys; civil litigators; attorneys interested in expanding their practice to include ADR services.

Wednesday, October 3rd |  Melville Marriott | Long Island
Thursday, October 4th | AMA Executive Conference Center | NYC  

7.0 MCLE Credits: 6.0 Skills; 1.0 Ethics

Sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Section, the Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section, and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association.

NYSBA Member: $175 | Non-Member: $275
Section Member: $150

Not Able to Attend in Person? 
The Video Replay of this program will available on October 26, 2018 
enabling you to watch on your schedule and earn your MCLE credits.  Click here to register.

View the program postcard here.

Agenda Topics & Faculty

 - Mediation in Personal Injury Matters - The Mediator's Perspective 
   Long Island: Susan Hernandez, Esq. | NAM                      
   NYC: Sam Rosmarin, Esq. | SSAM (Settlement Services Arbitration & Mediation) 
 - Practical Applications of Alternative Dispute Resolutions
   Long Island/NYC: Robert A. Glick, Esq. | Brand Glick Brand, P.C.
 - Mediation Statements: Practical Guidance on Preparing Persuasive Statements
    Long Island/NYC: Hon. Allen Hurkin-Torres (Ret) | JAMS
 - Mediation from The Insurance Company/Claim Adjuster's Perspective
   Long Island/NYC: Andrew H. Isakoff, Esq. | Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
 - Summary Jury Trials
    Long Island/NYC: Richard M. Sands, Esq. | Law Offices of Richard M. Sands, P.C.
 - Arbitration and Arbitration Agreements in Civil Litigation
   Long Island: Hon. Daniel Palmieri (Ret.) | NAM     NYC: Hon. Larry S. Schachner (Ret.) | NAM
 - Ethical Issues related to Alternative Dispute Resolution
   Long Island/NYC: Panel Discussion

Program Chair
Robert A. Glick, Esq. | Brand Glick Brand, P.C.

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Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.


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