Posted on Feb 24, 2021 |CLE Events

Hon. John P. DiBlasi, J.S.C. Hearing Officer for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) with name written under picture

New York, NY (February 1, 2021) – NAM  (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is pleased to announce that Hon. John P. DiBlasi, J.S.C. (Ret.) has been invited by the American Bar Association (ABACLE) to present a live streaming CLE webinar, The Importance of Security and Integrity Issues Within the Virtual ADR Process. The presentation will be held virtually and open to the public on Wednesday, February 24th, 12:00 p.m.

Teleconferencing and videoconferencing are hot topics in today's environment. Legal professionals are using this form of communication now more than ever, which heightens the exposure to cybersecurity threats. Join, Judge DiBlasi, one of NAM's highly regarded neutrals, who will address ethical issues and guidelines for both the participant and the mediator; ensuring security so as to preserve privacy and confidentiality; conducting the arbitration and mediation through the use of technology; conquering fears associated with its technical aspects, and the benefits of the technology for the ADR process in the face of COVID-19 and beyond. 

Judge DiBlasi will also explore the need for this technology, its many benefits and, most importantly, the simplicity of its use. More specifically:

  • the accessibility of the technology and the ability to use it anywhere; 
  • guidelines and protocols regarding cybersecurity for virtual hearings; 
  • security measures afforded by NAM to ensure that mediations and arbitrations are not subject to hackers;
  • measures to ensure the integrity of the process for on-line arbitrations and mediations; 
  • ethical considerations of cybersecurity as it relates to virtual conduct and;
  • an overview of available technology and choice of platforms.

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About NAM's Presenter

Hon. John P. DiBlasi is the former presiding Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. During his illustrious career, he has arbitrated and mediated over 3,000 cases with an ADR practice that centers on resolving Commercial, International, Finance, Employment, Entertainment, Land Use, and Professional Malpractice matters. In 2020, Judge DiBlasi was ranked a Top Three Mediator in the United States by The National Law Journal Annual Best of Survey for the seventh straight year (#1, 4 years in a row). He was also voted the #1 Mediator in the country by the 2019 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey for the second year in a row and for the third straight year, was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide.  Further more, for the eleventh consecutive year, he was also voted a Top Ten Mediator in the 2020 New York Law Journal Annual Best of Survey.   Judge DiBlasi has consistently been designated a Super Lawyer and holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell in both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation – a distinction given only to those who possess the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

Meet Hon. John P. DiBlasi, J.S.C. (Ret.)

About NAM's complimentary Continuing Legal Education programs

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.