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ABA/NYLS Symposium: ADR and the Young Lawyer
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When: 1/30/2015
9:00AM to 1:45PM
Where: New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, New York 
United States

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How Skillful Client Representation in Negotiation, Mediation,
and Arbitration Can Help Build Your Practice

This half-day event will explore opportunities for young attorneys to distinguish themselves in a competitive marketplace by developing client-representation skills in negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution processes. ADR is now part of the mainstream of legal practice, and developing the skills to get the outcome that your client is looking for can distinguish you from your peers.

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

DATE: Friday, January 30, 2015
New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY
9am to 1:45pm

CLE:3 credits in Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

(See below for additional post-event training.)


Law Students: No Charge
Attorneys Graduated 2010-14: $75.00
Attorneys Graduated Prior to 2010: $150.00

CLE Financial Aid Policy: cletuitionassistance

TO REGISTER: Please register at adr/. Space is limited.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker:

Paulette Brown, President-Elect of the American Bar Association


  • Transactional Representation:Opportunities for Young Lawyers to Close the Deal
  • Career Paths in ADR: Mediation and Arbitration as Professions
  • Hot ADR Practice Areas for Young Attorneys: Sports, Entertainment, International, and Securities
  • PLUS: Optional Post-Symposium Training on Negotiation and Ethics


  • Shazia Ahmad, National Student Liaison to the ABA Business Law Section
  • Kenneth Andrichik, Senior Vice President, FINRA
  • Anthony W. Crowell, Dean and President, New York Law School
  • Tracey Frisch, Senior Counsel, American Arbitration Association
  • Gina Reif Ilardi, Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hamilton LLP
  • William D. Johnston, Partner, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
  • Ra'Shaun Kelley, Chair, ABA Business Law Dispute Resolution Young Lawyers Committee
  • Christopher Kwok, Supervisory ADR Coordinator, EEOC-NYDO
  • Gregory Litt, Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP
  • Dana MacGrath, Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Glen Parker, Civil Court Coordinator, New York Peace Institute
  • Ronald Ragin, Senior Counsel, Litigation, MetLife Inc.
  • Mark Segall, Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS
  • Hon. Elizabeth Stong, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge, E.D.N.Y.


Skills and Ethics of Interest-Based Negotiation

This optional program, offered separately after the Symposium lunch, features interactive exercises, role-plays, lectures, and materials to assist young attorneys in mastering the fundamentals skills of interest-based negotiation and the implications of ethical constraints on negotiation conduct.

TIME: 2pm - 3:45pm

CLE: 2 credits (1 Professional Practice, 1 Ethics) (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

COST: $100.00

TO REGISTER: skills-and-ethics-of- interestbased-negotiation/