Dispute Resolution Section Meeting
Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 3.00 (Professional Practice 2.00, Ethics 1.00)
Trianon, 3rd Floor
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Luncheon at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
2:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
2:05 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Business Development and Ethical Considerations for Mediators and
1.5 Credits (.5 Professional Practice and 1.0 Ethics)
Panelists will discuss
important steps in building a practice as a neutral. This will include ethical considerations in setting up and building a successful
practice, social media approach, insurance options, cyber security protections
and other concerns.
John Bickerman, Bickerman Dispute Resolution
Stephanie Cohen, Independent Arbitrator
Harrie Samaras, ADR Office of Harrie Samaras
3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Remarks by John Kiernan on the New York City Bar Association President’s
Committee on Enhancing Efficiency in Dispute Resolution
Litigation is too
expensive and takes too long- what can the Bar do? Is more mediation an
important part of the answer? What is the role of the judge and the advocate?
John S. Kiernan, Partner, Debevoise
and Plimpton, and President of the New York City Bar Association
4:30 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
Judicial Perspectives on Dispute Resolution
1.5 Credits (1.5 Professional Practice)
A dialogue among
members of the judiciary on trends in dispute resolution. Does the expense of litigation deny parties
access to justice? What can the courts do? Is more mediation an answer? How can
advocates work with the courts to promote the best interests of their clients? Panelists
will provide their thoughts and perspectives on pursuing early settlement
strategies, proactive use of dispositive motions, mediation, and arbitration,
along with practical advice for advocates and neutrals in driving efficiency
into the litigation process.
Hon. Paula L. Feroleto, Administrative Judge, 8th Judicial District
of New York State
Hon. Robert Levy, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of
Hon. Lawrence K. Marks, Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of New York
Hon. Victor Marrero, United States District Judge for the Southern District of
John S. Kiernan, Partner, Debevoise and Plimpton, and President of the New York
City Bar Association
5:55 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception honoring the Judith S. Kaye Arbitration Competition Winners at Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
For more information, please contact Sydney Joy.