Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Single Most Effective Method for Keeping Your Company Out of Court

Schedule Tuesday, August 1, 2023 || 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration 90 Mins
Level Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW23E0539

  • What is ADR and why does it work?
  • Negotiation: the ADR technique we all use… but usually not very well
  • Mediation: homegrown and third-party variations that can nip a lawsuit in the bud
  • Arbitration: why so many enterprises have made it a core part of litigation prevention and how you can too
  • Overview of recent laws and court cases pro and con ADR
  • Sample ADR provisions in employment and commercial contracts

Overview of the webinar

This webinar, presented by an attorney with decades of experience in the practice and teaching of alternative dispute resolution, provides overviews and in-depth analysis of the major forms and most popular variations of ADR.

Who should attend?

  • Legal counsel/general counsel/associate general counsel
  • HR director/VP/Compliance Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Internal Auditors
  • Contract Administrators
  • Supervisors and Managers (first and second level)

Why should you attend?

From employees to customers to vendors to joint-venture partners… every business and commercial relationship in which your organization engages poses the very real possibility of a legal dispute.  No contract is bullet-proof.  And, with millions of lawyers, the United States is, hands down, the most litigious nation on earth.  Furthermore, every court case --- even the ones that are ended early via a successful motion to dismiss --- cost thousands of dollars in legal fees.  The cases that go south ---especially class actions --- can wind up costing millions.  Additionally, employee morale and customer goodwill are adversely impacted when disputes wind up in the courthouse.  ADR is the single best way to avoid these costly conundrums.

Faculty - Dr.Jim Castagnera

 Dr. Jim Castagnera holds an M.A. in Journalism from Kent State University, and a J.D. and Ph.D. (American Studies) from Case Western Reserve University. He worked 10 years as a labor, employment, and intellectual-property attorney with Saul Ewing and 23 years as associate provost & legal counsel for academic affairs at Rider University, where in 2018 he received the university’s highest annual award for distinguished service. He also did stints as a full-time law professor at UT-Austin and Widener University Law School.

Having retired from Rider in 2019, he is engaged in a portfolio of activities: President of Dr. Jim’s One-Stop HR Shop, a freelance writing, webinar and training company in the HR space; Partner with Portum Group International LLC, an educational and training organization in the data-privacy and compliance space; Of Counsel to the Wilftek, a law firm specializing in IP; an Adjunct Professor of Law in the Kline School of Law at Drexel University.

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