On April 17, AABANY co-sponsored with JAMS a CLE on Effective Techniques in Mediation Advocacy, at the JAMS offices in the New York Times building. Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan (center) introduced the moderator, Hon. Ariel Belen, formerly of the Second Department, Appellate Division (second from r.). On the panel were (from l. to r.) Theo Cheng, Lynnette Sarno and H.Q. Nguyen. The panelists discussed preparing cases for mediation and best practices for effective case presentation, including overcoming impasse. Attendees received 1.5 skills credits and AABANY members attended for free. A reception followed the CLE program.

We thank JAMS for co-sponsoring the event and all the panelists and Judge Belen for their participation. This was the first time that JAMS and AABANY have collaborated on a CLE program and we look forward to future collaborations. (Photo: Francis Chin.)