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Enhancing Women’s Skills in Dispute Resolution

Groundbreaking Women in Construction

August 25, 2020

Dispute avoidance and early dispute resolution are important legal strategies for which attorneys need well developed skills. This panel will enhance lawyers’ existing proficiency and share critical tools to save project time and cost and maintain strong business relationships. Learn how to achieve successful resolutions for all parties and how to recognize and diffuse potential disputes early before they reach the litigation, arbitration or mediation stage. We will also examine how artificial intelligence and predictive analytics are creating new efficiencies.

Moderator: Melinda S. Gentile, Partner, Peckar & Abramson

Deborah S. Ballati, Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS
Leslie O’Neal, Associate General Counsel, Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Carla Rydholm, Director of Product Management; Lex Machina
Joan Stearns Johnsen, Mediator and Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association; Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution, University of Florida Levin College of Law