A mediation cannot be successful without a measure of trust in the mediator and between the parties. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Teddy Snyder, Esq. welcome Seth J. Davis, a private mediator and the sole proprietor of ADJ Mediation Services, to discuss the ethics of structured settlements for lawyers and mediators. Larry, Teddy and Seth take a look at the preparation of a structured settlement proposal, the duties of the plaintiff attorney when advising the plaintiff on a structured settlement, the area of public benefits and the impact of the ethical rules on mediations.
Want to learn more about psychodrama? On the Legal ToolKit, host Jared Correia, Law Practice Management Advisor with Mass. LOMAP, welcomes two of “The 3 Sisters,” trial lawyers and psychodramatists, Joane Garcia-Colson and Mary Peckham, to discuss the art of psychodrama and its application to the practice of law. Joane and Mary talk about the importance of telling a story in trial practice and how to use psychodrama to better connect with your clients.
On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Greg Pollex, out of the Great Lakes office and guest, Attorney Richard C. Kaufman, from the law firm Zausmer, Kaufman, August, Caldwell & Tayler, to discuss the importance of having a settlement broker present during mediation. Attorney Kaufman talks about his role as a mediator, his thoughts on the new Medicare rules and the importance of the mediator/settlement broker relationship.
On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Tom Murray, an associate in the New York City and Fairfield County, Connecticut offices and Attorney Henri A. Demers, partner with the firm Ahmuty, Demers & McManus, to look at the importance of having a broker present at the settlement table from a defense attorney’s perspective. They discuss the broker’s role in mediation or at the settlement conference, when to bring a broker into the settlement process and what kinds of cases are best suited for a structured settlement from a defense attorney’s standpoint.
On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome attorney, mediator and management consultant, Nancy Byerly Jones, as she draws from her extensive legal experience to share career advice for paralegals. A passionate advocate for the paralegal profession, Nancy talks about the biggest challenges facing paralegals today, how the profession has changed over the years, handling conflict at work and how paralegals can enhance their individual value, as well as the value of the profession.
Toyota has been plagued by serious safety issues in cars leaving many customers in danger or even injured. In Part Two of our series on mediation, Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and colleague, Carmella A. Limongelli, welcome certified mediator, Attorney Mark J. Bunim, to look at potential lawsuits and future settlements involving these Toyota cases. Larry, Carmella and Mark look at the role mediation and a structured settlement will likely play in Toyota cases, the mediation process and ultimately the end result for the client.
In Part one of this two-part series on mediation, Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and colleague, Carmella A. Limongelli, welcome certified mediator, Attorney Mark J. Bunim, to get a first-hand account of the mediation process when it comes to lawsuits and settlements. Larry, Carmella and Mark spotlight the role of the mediator and the structured settlement professional in the mediation process and look at basic mediation concepts.
Why retire? So says Attorney Jack Borden, who is in his law office at 6:30 every morning, doing what he loves – practicing law. Recently, Borden celebrated his 101st birthday, being named ‘America’s Outstanding Oldest Worker for 2009,’ by Experience Works. Now he is the special guest on this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer with co-hosts and attorneys, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi , who discuss the gamut with Borden, senior partner at Borden & Westhoff, LLP. Hear his vivid stories from the past century about the legal profession, tips for young lawyers and his secret to longevity.
Two expert guests help sort through the very important range of ethics issues encountered in mediation and negotiation of lawsuits during settlement. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen of Ringler Associates, first with Professor Judith McKay from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is also a mediator, arbitrator, and attorney who brings insight to standards for mediation under the purview of State Supreme Courts – similar to the practice of law and should mediators put a value on a case? And join special guest, Professor Edward Conlon, Associate Dean at Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, who is an expert in conflict management, a writer and researcher. Find out about the drama of negotiation, distinguishing between truth and half-truths and other challenges in settlement negotiations.