From F. Peter Phillips:

New York Law School’s ADR Skills Program invites you to join…

Beginning May 20 and for every two weeks thereafter, New York Law School will offer informal and provocative conversations with interesting leaders in the field of conflict avoidance, management and resolution.  All of these offerings take place at 1:00 p.m. New York time, are free of charge, and occur on a Zoom online platform.  Our first group of talks:

May 20:  Laura Kaster, Chair Elect of the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section and Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, discusses the implications of our natural and unconscious affinity for people like us, and how unintended biases in decision making might be addressed.  To register for this free event, click HERE.

June 3:  India Johnson, President of the American Arbitration Association, offers some vision and some imagination on what conflict resolution practice will look like after this period of forced innovation.  To register for this free event, click HERE.

June 17: John Lande, Isador Loeb Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri School of Law, explains the findings in his most recent co-authored book, Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment, that lawyers chronically underestimate their clients’ risk in litigation, and therefore make chronic errors in settlement negotiation.  To register for this free event, click HERE.

July 1: James Tricarico, former General Counsel at Edward Jones, reports on his experience of lawyers’ being poorly trained to represent clients in arbitration.  What skills do clients seek in arbitration advocacy, and whose job is it to train attorneys in those skills?  To register for this free event, click HERE.

July 15: Dwight Golann, Professor of Law at Suffolk University in Boston, picks up opon themes of his popular book, Sharing a Mediator’s Powers: Effective Advocacy in Settlement, pointing out the common misapprehensions of client representative that frustrate ideal mediation outcomes.  To register for this free event, click HERE.

Future speakers in the Wednesday Lunch Series will be announced in July.  Take a mid-day break every other Wednesday – grab a sandwich, listen, learn, and pose questions to some of the most interesting minds in our field!


F. Peter Phillips
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law
Director, Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program
New York Law School