Posted on Oct 02, 2018 |CLE Events

New York, NY (October 2, 2018) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, is proud to announce that NAM Neutrals, Susan Hernandez, Esq., Honorable Daniel Palmieri and Honorable Larry S. Schachner have been invited to speak at the New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA) Continuing Legal Education Program, Alternative Dispute Resolution in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation. The ADR full day program will be held at two locations on two separate days – Wednesday, October 3rd in Melville, NY and Thursday, October 4th in New York, NY.

More and more personal injury disputes are being resolved through mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). During these interactive programs, attendees will learn how insurance companies and claims adjusters approach mediation in personal injury matters and explore the ethical issues related to the increased use of ADR in civil litigation. Ms. Hernandez, Judge Palmieri and Judge Schachner will provide their professional insights and practical guidance on ADR, with a focus on how mediators or arbitrators handle personal injury disputes.

Ms. Hernandez will present 1-hour program, Mediation in Personal Injury Matters – The Mediator's Perspective, on Wednesday at the Long Island location.

Judge Palmieri and Judge Schachner will separately address the topic, Arbitration and Arbitration Agreements in Civil Litigation: Skills Refresher, at the Long Island and Manhattan locations, respectively. Following the presentations, both judges will participate in 1-hour panel discussions on Ethical Issues Related to Alternative Dispute Resolution in Personal Injury Cases.

About NAM's Presenters
For the second year in a row, Ms. Hernandez, Esq., was voted the #1 Mediator in New York State in the 2018 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey. She was also named a National Law Journal 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of on only 37 nationwide. Renowned for her advocacy, legal acumen and insight, Ms. Hernandez is a staunch supporter of women's rights and frequently lectures on ways to establish procedures and policies to increase the appointment of women and minorities in the courtroom and as arbitrators and mediators in ADR. View full resume.

Judge Daniel Palmieri has had a long and distinguished 25-plus year judicial career which includes 7 years as Justice of the Supreme Court, Tenth Judicial District. He has had numerous decisions published in the New York State Official Reports. He has handled a wide variety of case types both as a jurist and as a practitioner which include commercial, labor law, litigation, construction, professional liability, tort and product liability, matrimonial, real estate and personal injury. Hon. Palmieri has an impeccable reputation for integrity and a broad range of knowledge in different areas of the law. He is recognized as a hard-working detail-oriented judge with superior settlement skills all of which make him well-suited to the role of arbitrator and mediator. View full resume.

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, he 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. View full resume.

All neutrals are available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the New York Metro area.


Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. For the third year in a row, NAM was named the Best ADR Firm in the United States by the 2018 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey and was also voted the #1 National ADR Provider by the 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. Further, seven of NAM's neutrals were named National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide. The New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey selected NAM as the #1 ADR firm for the past eight years and was voted the #1 Online ADR Resource by this year's survey respondents – a testament to the depth and breadth of knowledge, information and thought leadership provided by the firm to the ADR community at large. NAM was also voted a “Best Overall ADR Provider” in the 2018 Best of the Midwest and 2017 New Jersey Law Journal annual surveys and a “Best Online ADR Resource” by the 2018 Best of Texas and Best of Connecticut Law Tribune surveys.

NAM works with more than 10,000 commercial entities, including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of more than 2,600 top-tier former judges and legal practitioners uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum. NAM maintains rosters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and in major cities around the world, with specific expertise in the areas of complex commercial, construction, employment, entertainment, financial services, international, insurance, medical malpractice, personal injury (including third-party and first-party actions), professional liability and real estate dispute resolution. NAM is an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and time-consuming litigation.

NAM provides complimentary continuing legal education programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments, and other legal and business organizations.

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View some of NAM's most recent accolades:

2018 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey

2018 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

The National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions