The Benefits of Early Mediation - The Path Least Taken Requires Commitment


Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. ET |11 a.m. PT

Cost: Complimentary

Credits: This program is approved for 1.0 CLE Credit in NY, NJ, CA & IL for ALL LIVE ATTENDEES who view this event for 50+ minutes. (see below for full requirements)*

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The benefits of a successful early mediation are obvious: disputes can be resolved in a private, expeditious and economical fashion. It gives you the chance to resolve the case early, saving your client or business money in defense costs. Plus, the result of a happy client is a returning client, and a client that gives a referral. 

This webcast will explore the benefits of successful early mediation, and the means by which parties can jointly take a leap of faith and work towards an effective pre-suit or pre-discovery resolution of their dispute. Gain insights into the emerging trend of early mediation, as well as an understanding of how to define pre-mediation protocol. Attendees will learn:

  • The importance of early mediation
  • Best practices in selecting a mediator
  • Business vs. litigious approaches to dispute resolution
  • What to expect in an early mediation
  • Who should attend the mediation

Can’t attend? Register here for an on-demand recording after the webcast.


James W. Borkowski, Esq. | Hearing Officer | NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

James W. Borkowski’s distinguished career spans more than 30 years with a practice focused primarily on litigation at the trial and appellate levels in both the state and federal court systems. He has successfully represented insurance carriers, corporations and individuals in personal injury, construction, litigation, general liability, premises liability, property damage, automobile and commercial litigation (both plaintiff and defendant). Mr. Borkowski is well-known within the New York Metro area legal community, having served as lead trial counsel for hundreds of cases in nearly every county, and in all five boroughs of New York City. As a litigator, he developed an affinity towards alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) and counseled his broad clientele to consider this mechanism as a means towards finalizing time-consuming and costly litigation. (read more here)

*Continuing Education Credits:

CLE credit is approved for this event.

To qualify:

  • 1.0 CLE Credit will be earned by ALL LIVE ATTENDEES who viewed this event for 50+ minutes.
    •  You must attend live.
    • You must view the event for 50+ minutes.
    • You cannot watch the program in a group if you wish to earn CLE credits.
    • If you do choose to watch the event in a group, ensure that you are also logged in on your own personal device, under your log-in credentials, as we will need proof of your attendance. (Though it is highly recommended that you view the event from your own personal device).
  • We have applied for CLE credit in the jurisdictions of NY, NJ, CA, IL & MN.
    • If you are in NY or NJ, you will need to retain the CLE code which will be announced during the live webcast.
  • If you are not in one of the listed jurisdictions, you may reach out to after the live event for a certificate of attendance that you can submit to your CLE board.
  • CLE certificates will not be available until 5 business days after the live event  at which time you will receive an email letting you know that your CLE certificate is available to be downloaded.