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Everything You Need to Know About Collaborative Law & Mediation-Arbitration (Med-Arb) and How They Can Enhance Your Law Practice



Provided By: New York City Bar

Approved for CLE credit in: AK,AZ,CA,ME,MO,ND,NJ,NY,WV

The widespread trend away from expensive and protracted litigation has led to greater uses of settlement processes and techniques, including Collaborative Law and Med-Arb.   Collaborative Law, a relatively new technique, is being increasingly used in family law disputes and Med-Arb, a "hybrid" combination of mediation and arbitration, is now being viewed with increasing favor as the length and costs of traditional arbitration is frequently compared with litigation.  Attend this interactive program and learn what Collaborative Law and Med-Arb entail and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Also learn how to identify cases where they could be used effectively and how to use them. A panel of highly experienced practitioners including a leading collaborative law practitioner, a director of JAMS, a highly skilled mediator, arbitrator and trainer, and a long-time litigator who regularly uses both processes will share their experiences and explain why more and more clients and lawyers are turning to these two increasingly popular methods for settling disputes.

This program was recorded on December 10th, 2008.

  • Introduction   
  • The Advantages of Collaborative Law
  • The Use of Med-Arb (Mediation-Arbitration) & Its Possible Variations
  • Expanding Collaborative Law
  •  Questions and Answers

    This program was recorded on December 10th, 2008.

  • CLE Credit Information

    Click on the state abbreviation to find the CLE Credit Information for your state.

    This program is has been approved for credit in AK,AZ,CA,ME,MO,ND,NJ,NY,WV

    Experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)

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    Panelist Biographies

    Stephen Hochman


    Robert B. Davidson, Esq.

    Executive Director
    JAMS Arbitration Practice

    Robert B. Davidson is a retired senior litigation partner formerly at Baker & McKenzie in New York and a highly respected arbitrator and mediator with significant complex financial, commercial and international claims experience. Since October 2003, he has been a full-time mediator and arbitrator and the Executive Director of JAMS Arbitration Practice. Mr. Davidson is the past Chair of the Committee on Arbitration of the New York City Bar Association, sits regularly as a sole arbitrator, chairman or member of tripartite panels in numerous domestic and international arbitrations conducted under the rules of various institutions including JAMS, the AAA, the ICDR, the ICC, CPR, CIETAC, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and the Netherlands Arbitration Institute. He has also mediated over 200 commercial disputes. He is listed in Chambers USA 2010 and 2011Guides as one of the country's Leading International Arbitrators. He is also listed in various Who's Who publications and has been named a New York Super Lawyer in adr since 2006. Among other works, he is the author of the Chapters on International Mediation in Juris Publishing's Second edition of the Practitioners Handbook on International Arbitration and Mediation. He is also a contributing author to both editions of International Arbitration Checklists (Juris Pub. 2004, 2009), and The College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide To Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration (Juris Pub. 2006, 2010). Issues mediated and arbitrated include complex financial disputes, IP disputes, construction matters, insurance issues, employment matters, securities and banking disputes, product liability and disputes arising out of SPA and APA agreements, accounting and tax issues, commercial contract matters, distributorship termination disputes and the like. Education: J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1972 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar); B.S. in Economics, cum laude, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania, 1967.

    Barry Berkman

    Berkman Bottger & Rodd LLP


    Hartman & Craven LLP

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