DISPUTE RESOLUTION SECTION FALL MEETING
THE NEXT ITERATION OF ADR -- IT'S NOT JUST ALTERNATIVE ANYMORE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016
New York Law School
Rooms W400 and W401
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013
DRS Section Member: $75
NYSBA Member: $175
Newly Admitted Attorney: $75
NYSBA Member Law Student: $50
(After October 14th all price points increase by $50)
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This program provides up to 6.5 MCLE credit hours (5.0 in skills and 1.5 ethics), this program is transitional therefore does qualify for newly admitted attorneys.
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM --Executive Committee meeting: All Attendees Welcome!
8:30 AM – 9:05 AM -- Registration
9:05 AM – 9:15 AM -- Welcoming Remarks - Abigail J. Pessen, Esq., Section Chair
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM -- Plenary 1: When Reaching Agreement Is a Matter of Life or Death -- Insight from a Hostage Negotiator
A Crisis Communication Specialist will discuss the specific skills used by law enforcement professionals to move incidents that are descirbed as chaotic and potentially volatile towards peaceful resolutions by using specific communication and de-escalation techniques and discuss how these skills can be adapted to your role in conflict resolution in ADR.
Moderator: Hui Liu, Esq., Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP
Panelist: Jeff Thompson, Ph.D., Law Enforcement Detective & Crisis Communication Specialist
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM -- BREAK
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM -- Plenary 2: Is Your Neutral Truly Impartial? -- Overcoming Implicit Bias
A discussion of what prompts implicit bias and how to combat it.
Moderator: Alfreida B. Kenny, Esq., The Law Offices of Alfreida B. Kenny
Panelists: Mark H. Alcott., Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Rachel D. Godsil, Esq.,Seton Hall University of Law, Nancy Kramer, JAMS
11:45 AM– 1:15 PM -- Networking Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM – Plenary 3: Building a Better Arbitration: Avoiding Pitfalls and Problems
Experienced advocates and arbitrators will share their recipes for a successful arbitration and trade tips, insights and "pet peeves."
Moderator: Abigail J. Pessen, Esq., Dispute Resolution Services
Panelists: Richard P. Kaye, Esq., Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, Nancy F. Lesser, Esq., Pax ADR, Hon. Timothy K. Lewis, Esq., Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, Tracey Salmon-Smith, Esq., Bressler Amery & Ross LLP
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM -- Dual- Track Panels (choose one)
A. Lost in Translation? -- Navigating the Cross-Cultural Divide in Mediation
Experienced cross-border mediation practitioners will share observations on how mediation is practiced in different parts of the world and the importance of cultural assumptions and sensitivity to other issues of cross-cultural competence that may arise in mediation.
Moderator: Theodore K. Cheng, Esq., Fox Horan & Camerini LLP
Panelists: Jennifer L. Brandt, Esq., Law and Mediation Office of Jennifer Brandt, Sheryl Mintz Goski, Esq., Law Offices of Sheryl Mintz Goski, Richard L. Mattiaccio, Esq., Squire Patton Boggs LLP
B. Could Your Arbitration be Hacked? -- Information Security in the Age of Anonymous
Practical advice regarding how to keep your arbitration secure in the age of digital data exchange and storage.
Moderator: Sherman W. Kahn, Esq., Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP
Panelists: Erin Gleason Alvarez, Esq., AIG, Stephanie Cohen, Esq., Cohen & Arbitration, Suhna N. Pierce, Esq., Morrison & Foerster LLP
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM -- Networking Break
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM -- Plenary 4: Wearing Two Hats as a Neutral and an Attorney
How to deal with inconsistent mandates in the ethical codes for lawyers and neutrals.
Moderator: Daniel F. Kolb, Esq., Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Panelists: Steven C. Bennett, Esq., Park Jensen Bennett LLP, Bruce A. Green, Esq., Fordham Law School, Jennifer Lupo, Esq., Lupo Law & Mediation PLLC, Ellen C. Yaroshefsky, Esq., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM -- Networking Reception
For more information about the Dispute Resolution Section, please contact Beth Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org.