CLE Events

ARBITRATION

ADVOCACY

INSTITUTE 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT—NOVEMBER 13, 2020

LIVE GOTOWEBINAR
(NOT RECORDED FOR RESALE)

If you want to up your game as an arbitration advocate, this is the only training offered through The Florida Bar that brings together the most qualified practitioners in the field.

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s inaugural Arbitration Advocacy Institute is a one-day, virtual workshop for attorney-arbitrators that will provide coaching on mechanics, technology and professionalism to help Florida attorneys boost their arbitration advocacy skills. Attendees will increase their knowledge of the arbitration process from beginning to end—distinct from mediation and litigation—and participate in virtual clinics for diverse arbitration practice areas.

The institute is a unique opportunity for attorneys to meet an all-star group of more than 30 Florida arbitration professionals.  The mentors have volunteered to assist attorneys to develop arbitration advocacy skills so that they can be ethical and effective advocates for their clients in arbitration proceedings. Attorneys will learn that arbitration is everywhere, that arbitration is not litigation, and that understanding the role and opportunities presented by arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution process is an essential part of the practice of law.

VIRTUAL EVENT
Nov. 13, 2020
Live GoToWebinar
(Not recorded for resale)

Hosted by The Alternative
Dispute Resolution Section
of The Florida Bar
REGISTER

Course number 4222
Approved for 8.5 General CLE credits;
1.0 of which may be applied toward Professionalism
1.0 Technology CLE credit
Participants earn 1.5 additional General CLE credits
for participation in a Virtual Clinic

Early Bird Registration Until 10/31:
ADR Section members $100
Non-section members $145 (includes section membership)

After 10/31:
Section members $185
Non-section members $230 (includes section membership)

Law school students:
$60 (includes section membership)

The Arbitration Advocacy Institute offers a rare opportunity to get tips from highly respected attorneys and arbitrators. If you arbitrate cases, don’t miss this stellar opportunity.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12

5:30 – 6:30 PM Virtual Networking Hour (optional)
REGISTER HERE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13

8:45 – 9 AM—Opening Remarks. Oscar Sanchez, Esq.

9 – 9:50 AM—Drafting Enforceable Arbitration Clauses: A Lawyer’s Perspective. Presented by John H. Rooney, Jr., Esq.

9:50 – 10:40 AM—Successfully Navigating the Waters in Four Administered Arbitration Proceedings: Tips for Smooth Sailing. American Arbitration Association, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, American Health Lawyers Association and JAMS (formerly Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc.). Presented by Geoffrey Drucker, Esq. AHLA; Emily Cabrera, Esq., JAMS; Rebecca Storrow, Ph.D., AAA; and Manly Ray, FINRA.

10:40 – 10:55 AM   Break

10:55 – 11:45 AM   Modeling the Initial Prehearing Conference and Scheduling Conference:  Establishing Protocols, Procedures, and Shaping the Entire Arbitration Process. Presented by Glenn J. Waldman, Esq.; Arbitrator Lida Rodriguez-Taseff, Esq.; Kenneth W. Waterway, Esq. and Sandy Myers, Esq.

11:50 AM – 12: 40 PM—Virtual Clinics: 15 Advocacy Tips and Anecdotes.

  • Construction Arbitration:  William G. Christopher, Esq. and Deborah Mastin, Esq.
  • Employment Arbitration:  Karen Evans, Esq. and Leslie Langbein, Esq.
  • Health Care:  David Lichter, Esq. and Louise B. Zeuli, Esq.
  • Technology:  Joel Levine, Esq.
  • Commercial Arbitration:  Aaron Jay Horowitz, Esq. and Meah Tell, Esq.
  • Securities Arbitration:  David Weintraub, Esq.
  • Florida Bar Arbitration:  Gary Salzman, Esq.
  • Court-Connected Arbitration, Mandatory Non-Binding Arbitration and Binding Arbitration:  Christopher Shulman, Esq.
  • International Arbitration:  Gilbert K. Squires, BCS and Carlos F. Osorio, Esq.

12:40 – 1 PM—Summarize Feedback/Return to Webinar

1 – 1:50 PM—Lunch and Learn. Group leader will provide feedback to entire conference of participants as to what issues surfaced during small group discussions and provide an opportunity for all attendees to comment and respond to polls. Moderated by A. Michelle Jernigan, Esq. and Lawrence Kolin, Esq.

1:50 – 2:40 PM—Discovery in Arbitration. Presented by Gill S. Freeman, Retired Judge 11th Judicial Circuit, and Patricia H. Thompson, Esq.

2:40 – 3:30 PM—How Do You Know Your Arbitration is International? Presented by Clarissa Rodriguez, Esq., Kristin Drecktrah Paz, Esq., Omar Ibrahem, Esq., Katherine Sanoja, Esq.

3:30 – 3:50 PM—Break

3:50 – 4:40 PM—Technology and Professionalism in Virtual Arbitrations: Challenges and Solutions. Presented by Meah Tell, Esq. and Christina Magee, Esq.

4:40 – 5:45 PM—Hot Tubbing Expert Witnesses (Concurrent Testimony):  A Role Play. Presented by Ben Patrick, Esq.; Melinda Gentile, Esq.; Deborah Mastin, Esq.; Michael D’Onofrio, Capital Project Management, Inc.; and Amanda Amadon, Ankura.

5:45 – 6 PM—Closing Remarks:  Overview and Evaluations. Facilitated by Deborah Mastin, Esq. and Meah Tell, Esq.

ARBITRATION ADVOCACY ACADEMY FACULTY

Amanda Amadon

Amanda Amadon

Emily Cabrera

Emily Cabrera

Mike D'Onofrio

Mike D'Onofrio

Geoff Drucker

Geoff Drucker

Karen Evans

Karen Evans

Gill Freeman

Gill Freeman

Melinda Gentile

Melinda Gentile

Omar Ibrahem

Omar Ibrahem

A. Michelle Jernigan

A. Michelle Jernigan

Lawrence Kolin

Lawrence Kolin

Leslie Langbein

Leslie Langbein

Joel Levine

Joel Levine

David Lichter

David Lichter

Chris Magee

Chris Magee

Deborah Mastin

Deborah Mastin

Alexander "Sandy" Myers

Alexander "Sandy" Myers

Carlos Osorio

Carlos Osorio

Ben Patrick

Ben Patrick

Kristin Paz

Kristin Paz

Manly Ray

Manly Ray

Clarissa Rodriguez

Clarissa Rodriguez

Lida Rodriquez-Tasseff

Lida Rodriguez-Taseff

John H. Rooney, Jr., Esq.

Gary Salzman

Gary Salzman

Oscar Sanchez

Oscar Sanchez

Katherine Sanoja

Katherine Sanoja

Christopher Shulman

Christopher Shulman

Gilbert K. Squires, BCS

Gilbert K. Squires, BCS

Rebecca Storrow

Rebecca Storrow

Meah Tell

Meah Tell

Patricia Thompson

Patricia Thompson

Glenn Waldman

Glenn Waldman

Kenneth Waterway

Kenneth Waterway

David Weintraub

David Weintraub

Louise Zeuli

Louise Zeuli

ARBITRATION ADVOCACY INSTITUTE COMMITTEE

Meah Tell

Meah Tell

Co-Chair

Deborah Mastin

Deborah Mastin

Co-Chair

Chris Magee

Chris Magee

Committee Member

Natalie Paskiewicz

Natalie Paskiewicz

Committee Member

Glenn Waldman

Glenn Waldman

Committee Member

Shari Elessar

Shari Elessar

Committee Member

Many thanks to the Arbitration Advocacy Academy Committee for their planning and hard work for this inaugural event. The Florida Bar ADR Section’s mission is to assist attorneys in all ADR-related matters.