Past Webinars

The Pros & Cons of Virtual Jury Trials

With court systems experiencing a backlog of cases and jury trials on hold, indefinitely, several states are considering virtual jury trials for civil cases. The technology to make this work exists, but can a virtual trial be done fairly and securely?

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What Insurers Need to Know Before They Mediate

Insurers are often the party responsible for the payment following any settlement reached within a mediation, and increasingly they are responsible for conducting much of the negotiation. However, despite this, there is little mediation training for insurers and even less insight into how US mediations are structured and the dynamics at play. In this webinar, international mediator and arbitrator Nigel Wright provides an overview of the structure, dynamics and best practices and seeks to identify important factors that insurers should consider before and during their mediations.

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Saving Money Through ADR: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know

As pressure mounts on corporate counsel to proactively manage contractual disputes cost-effectively, they will need to be able to assess damages earlier and accurately. This will require judgment calls on whether to resolve the disputes through an uncertain litigation or arbitration process, alternatively negotiate directly, or through pre-litigation mediation

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The Art of Persuasion: How to be Effective in Today’s Online World

In this webinar, experienced neutrals Nigel Wright, Greg Parent, Bianca Motley Broom, and Steve Dunn discuss how to adapt your negotiation skills to an online platform.

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Savannah-based neutrals Sally Akins, Roy Paul, Christopher Smith, and attorney Sarah Lamar of HunterMaclean will discuss key business and legal issues to consider in the future, including tort issues, worker’s compensation, and insurance issues.

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Virtual Arbitration: Practical Advice on Moving Forward in the Current Environment

Arbitrators Jennifer Grippa and Matt Thiry provide an overview of how to proceed with arbitration matters virtually, including conducting a virtual hearing, through the use of video conferencing technology. Learn how to use innovative technology and online platforms to share exhibits, examine witnesses, and present evidence in a digital space.

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Ready Camera One: Remote Depositions and Mediation in the Time of Social Distancing

Attorneys of Freeman Mathis & Gary and neutrals of Miles Mediation & Arbitration provide an overview of how to move cases forward through mediations and depositions using video conferencing technology.

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Force Majeure in a Pandemic. Litigation or Project Management

With many lawyers anticipating a tidal wave of litigation arising out of the pandemic, force majeure clauses are front and centre of many businesses`focus. Hear from a national panel comprised of Brie Buchanan, Associate General Counsel at Neenah, Sloan Perras, General Counsel at Foss Marine, and experienced neutrals Joe Murphey and Nigel Wright– in this pre-recorded webinar 

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Navigating the World of Virtual Mediation and Arbitration: 25 Actionable Tips

In this 45-minute webinar, Miles Mediation & Arbitration addresses questions and issues concerning virtual mediations and ADR engagements.
Presenters Bianca Motley Broom, Nigel Wright, Parag Shah, and Steve Dunn share practical tips and real-life examples of what to do and what not to do when mediating and arbitrating in a virtual setting.

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The Pandemic and Your Practice

On March 30, 2020, Joe Murphey, Winter Wheeler, Parag Shah, and Greg Parent shared survey results about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the legal profession. This webinar explores how virtual alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can help mitigate the worst effects of the crisis.

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