Posted on Dec 04, 2017 |News

December 4, 2017

NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is proud to announce that Honorable Larry S. Schachner has been invited by DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, to speak at its Professional Liability Seminar in a 1-hour panel discussion entitled, Mediating the Professional Liability Case. DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys and in-house counsel defending the interest of business and individuals in civil litigation. The conference will be held at the Sheraton New York Times Square, 811 7th Avenue, New York, NY on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 9:05 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Professional liability claims are complex. Hon. Schachner will address how an effective mediation can help avoid the myriad of pitfalls of protracted litigation. He will provide attorneys and insurance professionals practical tips on third party arbitration and mediation and explore the benefits and efficiency of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) when faced with the rising cost and the uncertainty of traditional litigation in the courtroom. This program will also present various scenarios to aid attorneys and insurance professionals to successfully utilize the mediation process.

Judge Schachner will be joined on the panel by Daniel G. Ecker of David B. Lever & Associates PLLC, Jonathan R. Harwood of Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP and Cassandra Jean-Baptiste of Starr Adjustment Services.

Hon. Larry S. Schachner served as a judge in the State of New York for nearly 20 years. He began his judicial career presiding over New York City residential landlord-tenant cases before being elected Judge of the Civil Court. In 2007, Justice Schachner was appointed Acting Justice of the Supreme Court and in 2014, he was elected as Justice of the Supreme Court. Judge Schachner has handled a wide variety of case types that include labor law, medical malpractice, municipal liability, negligence, premises liability, real estate, tort and professional and product liability and personal injury matters.

Hon. Larry S. Schachner is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States.

Click here to view Judge Schachner's resume

Click below to view NYLJ ADR Special Reports authored by Judge Schachner

Courthouse to the Conference Room: Transitioning from Bench to Private Mediator

The Crucial Decision: Mediate or Litigate? – A Former Judge's Perspective


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