Posted on May 11, 2021 |CLE Events

New York, NY (April 7, 2021) – NAM  (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is pleased to announce that NAM neutrals, James W. Borkowski, Esq. and Hon. Jeffrey A. Cohen (Ret.) have been invited to present to The New York Academy of Trial Lawyers a 60-minute CLE webinar entitled, Successful Mediation: Moving from Gridlock to SettlementThis complimentary live streaming program is opened to the public and will be held on Tuesday, May 11th from 1 p.m. to. 2 p.m. ET.

Join Mr. Borkowski and Justice Cohen to learn about the current status and outlook for the New York State court system, including recent developments, and the benefits of mediating both pre-trial and appellate cases. They will examine the mediation process and provide tips and recommendations for practitioners. Attendees will also learn how to avoid ethical pitfalls while conducting mediations.

About NAM's Presenters

Mr. 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. Mr. Borkowski was voted a Top 10 mediator in the 2020 New York Law Journal Best of Survey.

Justice Cohen served with distinction for over a decade as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, New York. During his long tenure in this position, he handled with alacrity, cases that were focused on commercial, contract, matrimonial, employment, labor law, election law, and real estate with regards to development/zoning issues, foreclosures and Article 78 proceedings. He also authored numerous appellate opinions in the areas noted above. Based upon his experience both on the bench and as an attorney, he has garnered a vast amount of knowledge and experience in a variety of case types which include but are not limited to personal injury, slip and fall, auto accidents, premises liability, attorney malpractice, medical malpractice including nursing home litigation experience, high end matrimonial involving financial disputes and monetary distribution, construction and labor law, employment law including wage and hour, discrimination matters, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and negligence. Justice Cohen is well regarded for his patient, fair, respectful and unbiased manner when deciding cases and assisting parties with the settlement of their disputes.

Both neutrals are available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout New York State.

NAM provides complimentary continuing legal education (CLE) programs virtually, on-site at your office, or in any of NAM's dedicated conference facilities. Our Continuing Legal Education department will work with your firm or organization to customize a CLE program that is designed to meet your specific CLE issues and topics of interest. Our respected faculty provides participants with an interactive presentation that will engage and educate your audience as they earn relevant CLE credit.

Please contact NAM's CLE department at 800-358-2550 or email us at for information on how we can customize a CLE program for your organization.