Is There a Zoom Mediation in Your Future?

By Sheldon J. Stark – Mediator and Arbitrator During the state of emergency, courts have been working at less than full capacity. While no two courts are the same, none have conducted business as usual since mid-March, and there will likely be backlogs as a result. Some cases are backlogged because of hearings being adjourned […]

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9 PREMi Lawyers named SUPER LAWYERS

SUPER LAWYERS, a national publication that selects attorneys nominated by their peers, evaluated by third party research and reviewed by a highly credentialed blue-ribbon panel of attorneys has named nine PREMi members as SUPER LAWYERS. Those honored include: GENE ESSHAKI RICHARD BONE WILLIAM GILBRIDE LEE HORNBERGER PAUL MONICATTI ANTOINETTE RAHEEM JEROME ROCK MARTIN WEISMAN ROBERT WRIGHT […]

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Microaggressions in ADR: It is What It Is

Earlene R. Baggett-Hayes Writing articles on ADR is considered as one of the many opportunities for imparting information on specific ADR subjects, expanding tool kits for effective ADR performance, and embellishing one’s ADR career. Recently, in reviewing potential topics for an article, the writer entertained the idea of either writing a provocative article about the […]

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VIDEO CONFERENCING AND NARRATIVE WITNESS STATEMENTS IN COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION

As an Arbitrator, I have long encouraged the use of Narrative or Written Witness Statements as a vehicle for introducing the direct testimony of witnesses under the control of a party at the Arbitration Hearing. Responding to feedback from counsel, I eventually developed a formal Protocol, essentially an instruction manual, standardizing the process. I even […]

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ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION: YOU CAN DO THIS!

Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) may refer to any form of alternative dispute resolution conducted with the aid of a computer. Two in particular, mediation and arbitration, are proceeded by a variety of adjectives: Remote; Virtual; Cloud; Videoconference; etc. Here, ODR will refer specifically to mediations and arbitrations conducted by videoconference without actual face-to-face, in-person meetings. […]

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