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Best Practices in Arbitration and Mediation – An Interactive Seminar
Event Date: Friday, December 01, 2006
The Allegheny County Bar Association's Construction Law Section presents...
Best Practices in Arbitration and Mediation - An Interactive Seminar
Friday, December 1, 2006
ACBA Conference Center Auditorium
920 City-County Building
Registration: 8:30 am
Program: 9:00 am to 12:15 pm
Assessment: $75 for Construction Law Section Members
$90 for Non-Section Members
$120 for Non-ACBA Members
$40 for NO CLE Credit or Non-Lawyers
Approved for 2 hours of substantive CLE Credits and 1 hour of ethics CLE credit*
*Since the ethics portion is spread throughout the program you must be present for the entire program in order to receive the ethics credit
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The first one and one-half hours of this program will be an interactive panel discussion of the best practices in commercial and construction arbitration. The discussion will be chaired by Albert Bates, Jr. and experienced advocate and arbitrator, and will address all phases of arbitration, including the filing of the demand for arbitration and any counterclaims, arbitrator selection, preliminary hearing conference, information exchange, prehearing filings, and presentation of evidence at the hearings. One-half hour of the presentation will focus on ethical issues which arise at various stages in the arbitration process. The other panelists for this portion of the program will include D. Matthew Jameson III, Scott D. Cessar, and Cornelius J. O'Brien.
The second one and one-half hours of the program will present a mock mediation led by John H. "Jack" Perkins, Chair of the ACBA ADR Committee and an experienced litigator and mediator. This interactive demonstration will address all phases of mediation, including deciding whether the case is suited for mediation, choosing the appropriate mediator, preparing the client for mediation, and the mechanics of an actual mediation. One-half hour of the presentation will focus on ethical issues which commonly arise in mediation. The other panelist for this portion of the program will include two of the areas top litigators, Christopher Opalinski of Eckert Seamans and Robert Blumling of Blumling & Gusky.
To register, please contact Danielle at email@example.com. Registration is also available at www.acba.org. The last day for pre-registration is November 29, 2006. Anyone wanting to register after this date must attend the program as a walk-in.