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  • Court Symposium
  • Practice Development and Management

    Concurrent Session D

    Thursday, April 03, 2014 3:00 PM - Thursday, April 03, 2014 4:15 PM

    Brickell North/Center

    D10 Grow Your Mediation Practice Now!

    • Lee Jay Berman, PMA Dispute Resolution
    Many of those trying to establish a career in mediation come from prior careers in law, mental health or education.  These three careers are among the weakest at marketing and self-promotion.  Our industry suffers unnecessarily because so many are highly skilled at mediating, and yet lack the skills that enable them to secure the opportunity to actually mediate. "Grow Your Mediation Practice Now!" will teach mediators how to grow their mediation business starting tomorrow.  This training will provide each person with their own personalized marketing plan and a formula for success that they can start using immediately.

    Concurrent Session E

    Thursday, April 03, 2014 4:30 PM - Thursday, April 03, 2014 5:45 PM

    Brickell South

    E9 Negotiating Your First Job Offer: Tips, Advice and Mistakes to Avoid

    • Serena Lee, American Arbitration Association ;
    • Sergio E. Pagliery, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP ;
    • Evian L. White, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
    For law students and young lawyers, negotiating your first job offer may seem like a one-sided conversation but learn from managing attorneys and experienced attorneys on what you can (and should) ask for during the interview process and during the time when a job offer is finally offered. Learn tips on how to present yourself in your cover letter and resume, understand some good negotiation tips and strategies to best assess and balance the firm’s wants with your needs, and avoid some of the pitfalls in the interview and offer stage.

    Concurrent Session G

    Friday, April 04, 2014 10:30 AM - Friday, April 04, 2014 11:30 AM

    Hibiscus A

    G2 ADR: The Next Generation

    • Donna Erez-Navot, University of Wisconsin Law School ;
    • Tracey Frisch, American Arbitration Association ;
    • Alyson Carrel, Center on Negotiation and Mediation, Northwestern University School of Law
    Embarking upon a career in ADR can be difficult for new attorneys and recent graduates. But, it doesn’t need to be. There are resources to help those who want to make a living in the ADR field. Panel members will share their own stories as to how they transitioned from recent graduates to professionals working at professional ADR organizations, local court annexed mediation programs and teaching at law schools.The goal is to provide advice, direction and resources that will make the path to the ADR field accessible. Panelists will also touch on balancing career and family in the ADR field.

    Concurrent Session H

    Friday, April 04, 2014 1:00 PM - Friday, April 04, 2014 2:15 PM

    Orchid CD

    H8 How Law Firm Trends Affect ADR: Will the "New Normal" Impact ADR?

    • Chris Poole, JAMS ;
    • Hilarie Bass, Greenberg Traurig ;
    • Paul Hehir ;
    • Aric Press, ALM
    Chris Poole, CEO of JAMS, will moderate a panel composed of a top legal consultant, a managing partner of a top 100 law firm and an executive from ALM, the leading publication covering the legal business around the world.  Learn about what law firms are doing to compete in a more challenging and competitive global market, and how that may affect ADR and ADR professionals in the future.