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Vol 3, Num 2 l May 2016

Technology and Intellectual Property

► In This Issue:

Special Edition: Joint ABI Mediation and Litigation Committee Newsletter


Judy W. Weiker
Manewitz Weiker
Associates, LLC


Ferve E. OztUrk
New York

We asked our joint membership to respond to mediation-related survey questions in order to better understand the experience and to receive comments from the litigant’s and mediator’s perspectives.  We would like to thank all those who responded to the survey.  We received a robust response and are providing highlights to our joint membership.  We hope that this survey will be the beginning of a meaningful dialogue between all participants in the mediation process. 

A joint call will be held on May 16, 2016 at 4 p.m. EST to discuss mediation ethics with C. Edward Dobbs, author of the article below. Please continue reading for more information.

Click here to review a full summary of the survey responses.


Judy Weiker
Mediation Committee Newsletter Editor

Ferve Ozturk
Bankruptcy Litigation Committee Newsletter Editor


Standards of Conduct for Advocates and Mediators in Bankruptcy Settlements


C. Edward Dobbs
Parker, Hudson, Rainer
& Dobbs LLP


Editor's note: Join C. Edward Dobbs and the Newsletter Editors for the Mediation and Bankruptcy Litigation committees via conference call to discuss standards of conduct for advocates and mediators in bankruptcy settlements, as well as the results of the committees' recent survey. This call is open to all and will cover ethical issues, resources, and areas of concern for both, mediators and party advocates. Please use the dial in information below to join us on Monday, May 16th, at 4 pm ET.

Dial in: (712) 432-1500
PIN: 692933

Prior to this call, please review Mr. Dobbs' full outline of the necessary standards of conduct. Click here to review the full outline.

Now Available: Recording of Annual Spring Meeting Committee Session

ASM 16 Consumer Bankruptcy Committee SessionThe Mediation Committee paired with the Bankruptcy Litigation Committee at last month's Annual Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. to present a session title “War and Peace: Recent Trends and Developments in Bankruptcy Litigation and Mediation.” Speakers for this session included B. Summer Chandler (Chandler Law Firm, LLC; Panama City Beach, Fla.), C. Edward Dobbs (Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP; Atlanta), Eric D. Madden (Reid Collins & Tsai LLP; Dallas), and Hon. Gregg W. Zive (U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Nev.); Reno).

Materials for this session can be found online.

Click here to watch this educational session recording.

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