The Hon. Glenn Berman (Ret.), Of Counsel to the firm’s Litigation Department, and Frank A. Louis, a partner in the firm’s Family Law Department, will be panelists for the seminar “Everything You Wanted to Know About Arbitration,” to be presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the New Jersey Law Center on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 4:30pm – 8:05pm.
Although the New Jersey Superior Court handles hundreds of thousands of cases every year, only a relatively small percentage of these ever reach a judge for trial. A great many are resolved through various dispute resolution processes, including arbitration. Arbitration is mandatory statewide for civil cases involving automobile negligence, personal injury, contracts and commercial matters, products liability and personal injury protection suits against one’s own insurance carrier for unpaid insurance benefits. Even when it is not mandatory, it is an option utilized by many litigants because it circumvents the expensive litigation process and can save both time and money.
This program will provide vital information and lay the foundation for solid arbitration skills. Topics will include:
- Which cases must be arbitrated, when is it permissive rather than mandatory, and the pros and cons of arbitration
- Setting the goal for the arbitration award – factors to consider for success
- The statement of factual and legal issues
- Selection of the arbitrator – where to look and what to look for
- Pre-trial proceedings – what you need to know
- The conduct of the hearing
- An arbitrator’s duty during a hearing
- Confirming agreements in court
- The appellate process and issues
Judge Berman focuses his practice on mediation, arbitration, and discovery management of complex family, commercial, estate/probate, real estate and general equity matters. His practice area also encompasses special master services, settlement conferences and law enforcement investigations.
Mr. Louis concentrates his practice in the area of family law. He has over 45 years of extensive experience in negotiating and litigating economically complex divorce cases, representing clients in all aspects of divorce including asset distribution, child support and alimony, with the goal of achieving a negotiated result but, when required, a fair result after trial.
Additional details and registration at: Everything You Wanted to Know About Arbitration