Full Day In-house Counsel Tool Kit With a Focus on Gender Diversity and Inclusion

CLE Events | Event Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Convene, 101 Park Avenue in New York, NY

NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), a leading provider of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, and The Association of Corporate Counsel New York City Chapter (ACC-NYC) will present an engaging full day In-House Counsel Tool Kit CLE program, with a focus on gender diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 20th at Convene, 101 Park Avenue in New York, NY.

NAM's plenary session entitled, Achieving Equality for Women in the Courtroom and ADR, will feature NAM's Director of Continuing Legal Education, Stephanie J. Ball, JD. Ms. Ball will moderate and contribute to a panel discussion that will review the New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA) recent IF NOT NOW, WHEN? report, presented to and endorsed by the American Bar Association. The report, produced by a committee of prominent women attorneys, was published to foster greater female participation as litigators, adjudicators and neutrals. The issues of diversity, fairness and access to justice affect all parties in the legal profession, including in-house counsel, outside counsel and ADR professionals. The program will look at specific proposals, procedures and policies to increase participation by women and minorities in law firms, law departments and ADR.

Ms. Ball will be joined by fellow panelists Sharon M. Porcellio, Esq., Member, Schoeneck & King and a co-author of the IF NOT NOW, WHEN? report, Elizabeth Edmondson, Esq., Partner, Jenner & Block and Carrie Freed, Esq., PMI Assistant General Counsel, Global Services Inc.

Additional topics on the agenda include: Effective Inclusion Strategies for Promoting Diversity in Corporate Law Departments and Law Firms, Mind the (Gender pay) Gap and Executive Compensation – Key Issues and Avoiding Hidden Financial Impacts.

Click here to learn more about NAM's CLE programs on gender diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias in the legal profession. For more information regarding NAM's CLE programming, please contact Stephanie J. Ball, JD at sball@namadr.com or call 516-941-3245.


Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. For the third year in a row, NAM was named the Best ADR Firm in the United States by the 2018 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey and was also was voted the #1 National ADR Provider by the 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. Further, seven of NAM's neutrals were named National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide. The New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey selected NAM as the No. 1 ADR firm for the past seven years. NAM was also voted a “Best Overall ADR Provider” in the 2018 Best of the Midwest and 2017 New Jersey Law Journal annual surveys.

NAM works with more than 10,000 commercial entities, including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of more than 2,500 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum. NAM maintains rosters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and in major cities around the world, with specific expertise in the areas of complex commercial, construction, employment, entertainment, financial services, international, insurance, medical malpractice, personal injury (including third-party and first-party actions), professional liability and real estate dispute resolution. NAM is an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and time-consuming litigation.

NAM provides complimentary continuing legal education programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments, and other legal and business organizations.

Click here to view The National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions

Click here to view the 2018 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

Click here to view 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey

Click here to view the 2017 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey