Clear Law Institute Webinar: Reduce Time & Cost: Crafting Effective Arbitration Clauses

CLE Events | Webinar Date: August 13, 2020 at 3 p.m. ET

New York, NY (July 31, 2020) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is pleased to announce that the Honorable Peter B. Skelos, J.S.C. (Ret.) and Richard P. Byrne, Esq. have been invited by the Clear Law Institute to present a live streaming continuing legal education program entitled, Reduce Time & Cost: Crafting Effective Arbitration Clauses. The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 13th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET

The crafting of an arbitration clause with specific terms on professional responsibility is of vital importance in streamlining the resolution of any dispute under the agreement. In this practical webinar, you will navigate through various strategies and techniques to effectively draft such clauses, and explore how these techniques can help to reduce valuable time and costs during the dispute process.

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Craft an effective clause specific to the business transaction to ultimately save time, reduce costs, and avoid uncertainty in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.
  • Anticipate and address different perspectives when drafting arbitration clauses
  • Define and address relevant court decisions

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Richard P. Byrne, Esq. has been serving as a Mediator since Mediation first came on the horizon as a cost-effective means of resolving litigation and other disputes. He is well-respected professionally and has a reputation for bringing the most contentious disputes to full and final resolution. A strong proponent of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and a Certified Mediator with the United States District Court, Mr. Byrne brings more than 25 years of ADR experience to NAM's New York Metro panel of neutrals.

Since 2002, Mr. Byrne has served as Co-Managing Partner of L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP. He has been awarded an A-V rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available, based on its peer review process. In 2020, for the sixth year in a row, Mr. Byrne was named one of the Top Three Mediators in the United States by The National Law Journal Best Of Survey. Richard Byrne is available to mediate cases throughout the United States.

Honorable Peter B. Skelos' career includes 11 years spent as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department where he served until his retirement in 2015. He was rated “Highly Qualified” by the New York State Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission, and throughout his many years on the bench, he was known for having a keen legal intellect with compassion for those who appeared before him.

Judge Skelos' experience both on the bench and in private practice, gives him a broad range of knowledge in numerous areas of the law including construction litigation, professional liability and insurance coverage disputes. In 2019, for the fourth year in a row, Hon. Skelos was voted a Top Ten Neutral in the New York Law Journal Best Of Survey and in 2018, for the second straight year, he was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide.