ADR: Collaborative Law Process, Implicit Bias, Benefits of E-mediation, Ethics, and more


CLE Credits earned: 1 GENERAL / 1 ETHICS (or 1 LAW & LEGAL / 1 ETHICS for WA state)

The evolving trends of alternative dispute resolution involves new processes, use of technology in alternative disputes resolution and ethical concerns that exist and arise as a result. Those evolving trends include:

•   The Collaborative Law Process Act (CLPA), what is the law, what is the collaborative process, what are the rules for lawyers, how the collaborative process works and why practitioners should become collaboratively trained to offer their clients a new process for dispute resolution.
•   E-mediation: The use of technology such as video conferencing to provide cost effective mediation, especially with out of state and international parties.
•   Ethical responsibilities with the collaborative law process and understanding and addressing implicit bias.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   The Collaborative Law Process Act and the collaborative law process.
•   Florida Rules for the collaborative law process and qualifications
•   Benefits of E-mediation
•   Ethical responsibilities with the collaborative law process
•   What is Implicit bias?

Date / Time: September 26, 2018

•   10:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern
•   9:00 am – 11:00 am Central
•   8:00 am – 10:00 am Mountain
•   7:00 am – 9:00 am Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: September 26, 2018

Victoria Calebrese, Esq., a board certified marital & family law attorney, is the founder of the law firm of Victoria Calebrese, P.A. who focuses on the family and preserving that family. Her practice focuses on providing a high level of service to her clients. She combines extensive traditional litigation experience with an emphasis on settlement and mediation to effectively represent clients; with a dedication to preserving and protecting the family. Mrs. Calebrese and her staff pride themselves on client involvement and client services with prompt attention to one’s individual needs.

Mrs. Calebrese is also a certified family law mediator. In her role as a mediator she does not represent either party in a divorce, rather, she is a facilitator that assists the parties in settling their issues in their divorce. In her role as a mediator, she cannot give legal advice to either party.

Parties can hire Mrs. Calebrese as a mediator prior to filing a divorce to attempt to settle all issues. Parties can also hire Mrs. Calebrese as a mediator after they have filed a divorce, through their lawyers, if they have one.

Yueh-Mei Kim Nutter, Esq. is a Florida Bar board certified specialist in Marital and Family Law, concentrating her practice in the areas of family law, civil litigation, guardianships, and probate and estate litigation. She is also recognized by the Florida Supreme Court as a certified Family Mediator, certified Appellate Mediator, and certified Guardian Ad Litem. She received her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Law School in 1987 and her Bachelor’s Degree from Florida Atlantic University in 1981.

For more than 20 years, Ms. Nutter has served as a Guardian Ad Litem in family law for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit for Broward County and in the Family Law, Criminal and Dependency Courts for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit for Palm Beach County, advocating on behalf of abused and neglected children. She also previously served as Chair of the Attorney Ad Litem & Guardian Ad Litem Ad Hoc Committee for the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar and helped create a new program designed to train people seeking to be appointed as a Guardian Ad Litem in family law court proceedings. She now owns and operates that program, called Speaking for Kids, Inc.

Additionally, Ms. Nutter is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers™, a founding member of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of South Florida, Inc., a charter member and officer of the South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group, co-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, and also serves on the Board of Directors for Impact 100 Palm Beach County and the Florida Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (FLAFCC).

Based on nominations by her peers and clients, Ms. Nutter is often recognized in various publications for her work in the legal field. She has been listed among U.S. News & World Report‘s Best Lawyers in America© since 2011, has been named a “Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine since 2008, and maintains an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell. She also received the Chair Award of Outstanding Merit from The Florida Bar for 2009-2010, the Key Partners Award from the South Florida Business Journal in 2012, the EPIC Award from the Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida in 2014, and the Community Impact Award from Faulk Center for Counseling in 2015. She and her practice team have also helped Brinkley Morgan achieve recognition as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in the area of Family Law for 2014-2018 by U.S. News & World Report.

Ms. Nutter also leads two annual, complimentary family law seminars for mental health professionals and accounting professionals in the South Florida community. Hosted by Brinkley Morgan, the seminars provide continuing education credits and cover topics that affect clients during family disputes such as divorce, paternity, dependency, and more.

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Section I. The Collaborative Law Process Act: What is it, Qualifying, Ethics of the Process, How and Why It Works

Section II. Technology and the Future of ADR: E-mediation

Section III. Implicit Bias in alternative dispute resolution