Wednesday, April 24, 2019

May Webinars at Noon 5/1 & 5/9

I'll be participating in two webinars you can attend during lunch at your desk next month on May 1st and May 9th. The first presentation is brought to you through The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section and will provide an overview of the latest in Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). This live audio webcast will examine different emerging ODR processes that are currently available. We'll look at the benefits of using such processes, the technology used to implement those processes and the ethical issues presented when engaging in virtual or online mediation. The Florida Bar has approved the online program for 1.0 General / 1.0 Ethics / 1.0 Technology Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. Of course, certified mediators may also submit as Continuing Mediator Eduction (CME) credit to the Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) upon their renewal. As a bonus, if you are a member of our ADR Section, you qualify for a $10 discount on the $50 registration fee. The webcast will remain accessible for 90 days after purchase. I'm moderating a panel featuring my ADR Section colleagues Christy Foley of Winter Park and Natalie Paskiewicz of St. Petersburg. See more information here-- Register here-- The second presentation is complimentary and focuses on techniques for closing gaps at mediation. Our program on the GoToWebinar platform will feature my firm colleagues Michelle Jernigan and Jeff Fleming. We will explore scenarios for getting to yes. The course is designed for any attorney who negotiates during mediation and wants to better understand what skilled mediators do to narrow gaps that develop or widen. The webinar will provide 1.0 General CLE hours from The Florida Bar and you can register here--

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Fla Bar ADR Section Launches New Website

This month, the Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section updated the website which I created at its inception. Our new platform will be able to provide more features to members of the section. The ADR Section was founded nearly a decade ago and provides a forum for lawyers interested in alternative dispute resolution and for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to an improvement of individual ADR skills and abilities. Any member in good standing of The Florida Bar interested in the purpose of the section is eligible for membership upon application and payment of its annual dues and can add this at the time of general bar dues renewal in the summer. The ADR Section keeps its membership informed and updated regarding legislation, rules and policies in connection with mediation, arbitration and other ADR processes. We also produce quality continuing legal education programs in the field. Next month, I will moderate a webinar focused on new developments in Online Dispute Resolution or ODR. The presentation will examine the different online dispute resolution processes that are available, the benefits of such processes, the technology used to implement those processes. The See more at