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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ADR Event Today (11/4) at 6 in the Cherry Room

The BLS and ADR Society are sponsoring an ADR event today.  It looks to be really interesting and the recent coverage of ADR will be addressed.

Business Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Society presentation

(Boston, Revised-10/28/15) New England Law | Boston: Discover how lawyers and businesses work together to “Get the Deal Done!”  This panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. in the Cherry Room at New England Law | Boston. 

Sponsored by the law school’s Business Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Society, the panel of distinguished attorneys will discuss how parties use different types of ADR processes to resolve conflicts that arise, for example, after a contract has been breached or to settle employment law or torts claims.
Attorney Jerome Attorney Brian Jerome '80
Alternative Dispute Resolution is a growing field in the American legal system, impacting the way parties solve their legal disputes.  According to the American Bar Association, “dispute resolution” is a term that refers to a number of processes that can be used to resolve a conflict, dispute or claim. Commonly referred to as alternative dispute resolution, there are several advantages to using these processes; it takes less time than litigation, and is also less expensive. ADR gives parties more flexibility in reaching a solution as well as more control over the outcome of the dispute. The three main types of alternative dispute resolution are arbitration, negotiation, and mediation.

Attorneys Brian Jerome '80, Conna Weiner, and John Wofford will discuss how lawyers today use the various alternative dispute resolution processes to solve legal and non-legal problems between parties when the deal goes bad.
Attorney Weiner Attorney Conna Weiner

Panelist Biographies

Attorney Brian R. Jerome is the founder and director of Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services (MDRS), one of the first full-service ADR firms established in Massachusetts. Since 1991, Mr. Jerome has served exclusively as a mediator and arbitrator at MDRS, and has handled over 10,000 cases. Prior to founding MDRS, he worked in private practice at the Boston law firm Parker, Coulter, Daley and White, focusing on matters of civil litigation and trial, where he represented both plaintiffs and defendants on matters of civil litigation and trial.

Attorney Conna Weiner Attorney Weiner has over 25 years of experience as a litigator and in-house counsel in multinational corporations (including as a general counsel) and is now a mediator and arbitrator. As a neutral, she has served as an arbitrator in biotechnology evaluation, health plan provider termination, health plan coverage, franchise, creditor-debtor, general commercial and professional fee disputes (attorney-client). Ms. Weiner mediates regularly in connection with diverse matters, including construction, landlord-tenant, land, contract, and minor criminal disputes; Mediation Services of North Central Massachusetts; and other agencies.  Ms. Weiner currently serves on the panels of neutrals for the American Health Lawyers Association, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), and Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association.
Attorney Wofford Attorney Jack Wofford
Attorney John ("Jack") Wofford is a mediator, facilitator and arbitrator with his own national and international practice based in Cambridge, MA. A lawyer, he has provided  impartial services for over 25 years in hundreds of matters in a wide range of subject areas, including commercial, construction, development, employment, environment, family business, insurance, organizations, public policy, real estate, small business, and transportation. He is a past co-chair of the ADR Committee of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Boston Bar Association and has had his own dispute resolution practice since 1993.

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