NAM Academy CLE Webinar: Best Practices in Drafting Arbitration Clauses

CLE Events | Webinar Date: March 8, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. ET

NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is pleased to announce that NAM neutral, Hon. John P. DiBlasi (Ret.) and Rodolfo Rivera, Esq., of Fidelity National Financial, will present a webinar titled, Best Practices in Drafting Arbitration Clauses. This complimentary 60-minute CLE program will be live-streamed on Wednesday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Arbitration agreements must conform to the interests and needs of the parties. This program will address the various terms that may be considered in drafting a clause or an independent agreement where there was no arbitration clause in the original contract. The speakers will discuss the provisions that should be addressed in the arbitration clause or an agreement to arbitrate. The focus will be to avoid the possibility of challenges before the arbitrator or in court and ensuring the efficiency of the process through careful drafting.

Register to attend the free CLE webinar.

This complimentary 60-minute CLE program will be broadcast through Zoom and live-streamed on Mr. Rivera's LinkedIn on Wednesday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Only attendees who attend via Zoom will be eligible for CLE credit.

Receive CLE Credit

Please pre-register via Zoom link by clicking here to receive CLE credit. A link to the webinar will automatically be sent from Zoom to the email address you provide in your registration. Please note that CLE credit can only be issued for those attendees who register through Zoom and remain logged on for the entire 60-minute program.

About NAM

NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is an accredited provider of CLE credit in New York, approved for traditional live-classroom format, as well as webinars, fully interactive video conferences and pre-recorded videos. 

Credit Information

This course is approved for experienced and newly admitted attorneys. Attorneys will receive 1.0 credit in the Areas of Skills. For New York CLE attendance verification purposes, any course codes announced during the program must be recorded on the affirmation form available on the CLE Board website.

Please e-mail your completed affirmation and evaluation form to and a certificate of attendance will be issued and sent to you at the e-mail address provided in your registration.

Meet the presenters

Hon. John P. DiBlasi (Ret.) is the former presiding Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. He has arbitrated and mediated more than 3,000 cases with an ADR practice that focuses on resolving Commercial, International, Finance, Employment, Entertainment, Land Use, and Professional Malpractice matters. In 2022, Judge DiBlasi was ranked a Top Three Mediator in the United States by the National Law Journal Best Of Survey for the ninth straight year. He was also voted the #1 Mediator in the country by the Corporate Counsel Best Of Survey and he was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide.  Further, in 2021, he was voted a Top Ten Mediator in the New York Law Journal Best Of Survey, for the twelfth consecutive year.  Judge DiBlasi holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell in both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation – a distinction given only to those who possess the highest ethical standards and professional ability. Judge DiBlasi is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States.  

Rodolfo Rivera, Esq. is a well-known figure in the U.S. in-house legal market. He is chief international counsel for Fidelity National Financial – a Fortune 500 company that provides insurance, claims management services, real estate solutions and information services. Mr. Rivera manages all of Fidelity's corporate and litigation matters outside of the U.S. and has had a particular focus on Latin America in recent years. Mr. Rivera's understanding of global businesses has allowed him to oversee Fidelity's international expansion – at one point coordinating attorneys in 34 countries to ensure insurance policies in each country were issued correctly. He has held a number of wider roles within the in-house legal community, including at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) as the International Committee President and as a member of the Global Board of Directors.

About NAM's complimentary Continuing Legal Education programs

NAM provides complimentary Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs virtually, on-site at your office, or in any of NAM's dedicated conference facilities. Our Continuing Legal Education department will work with your firm or organization to customize a CLE program that is designed to meet your specific CLE issues and topics of interest. Our well-respected faculty provides participants with an interactive presentation that will engage and educate your audience as they earn relevant CLE credit.

Please contact NAM's CLE department at 800-358-2550, ext. 145 or email Sharon Pedersen at for information on how we can customize a CLE program for your organization.