Prompt and Cost Effective Resolution of Your Case (and When To Pull the Mediation Trigger)

Legal Area:        Mediation Arbitration ADR Civil Litigation Appellate Trial
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.25
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        06/30/2023
Information:        LAST CHANCE $10

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

This excellent CLE program will cover the business case for Mediation / Arbitration. Some of the subjects included in the presentation are: when and how to use mediation, saving time and getting better results in mediation, when and how to use arbitration, and reducing the cost of an arbitration. It will also address arbitration clauses and independent arbitration agreements and expediting the arbitration process. This course will cover insuring a party’s willing consent to a mediated agreement and avoiding “buyer’s remorse,” full disclosure and understanding of tax and attorney’s fees issues in a mediated agreement, a discussion of the consequences and possible benefits of not having a jury determination, and understanding and communicating that arbitration is different from litigation. This course features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a live CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on April 5, 2019.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Time Requirements and Expectations

  • Judge or Jury Trial?

  • Evaluating Costs of Trial vs. Benefits of Arbitration

  • How Does Arbitration Really Work?

  • In the Final Analysis ...

  • Speakers: Denise Peterson, JD, FCIArb, Peterson ADR LLC. Denise has represented major multinational clients in litigation and government investigations in mortgage banking, consumer debt litigation, employment law, toxic tort, and real estate. Among her professional responsibilities were running investigations, which included teams of up to twenty attorneys and paralegals, engaging in settlement negotiations with consumers and government regulators, and managing local counsel. More information may be found on her firm's website.

    David T. Lopez, who is an attorney with the Lopez Law Firm. In articles and presentations at professional meetings and seminars, David has advocated early and diligent efforts at resolving disputes by good-faith negotiations that might result in resolutions achieved expeditiously and with less expense than extended litigation. He has served as a mediation and arbitration panelist of JAMS, and presently is on the panel of neutrals of the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. More information may be found on his firm's website.


    This course is approved for CLE credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238).  Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation requirements.

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