Lisa Altman's Blog (16)

JAMS Foundation Announces Fourth Class of Weinstein Fellows

The nonprofit JAMS Foundation announced today that it has selected 12 fellows from more than 100 applicants for the 2012 Weinstein International Fellowship program. The program, named to honor the contributions of JAMS mediator Hon. Daniel Weinstein (Ret.), provides opportunities for ADR professionals from throughout the world to learn more about dispute resolution in the United States. Under the guidance of JAMS and seasoned JAMS panelists, Weinstein Fellows pursue projects of their own…

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Added by Lisa Altman on May 29, 2012 at 8:50am — No Comments

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hon. Carl J. West (Ret.) Joins JAMS

JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Carl J. West (Ret.) to its panel. Judge West will be based in the JAMS Los Angeles Resolution Center. He will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in a variety of disputes including Antitrust, Business/Commercial, Class Action/Mass Tort, Construction Defect, Employment, Environmental, Insurance, Real Estate and Securities.

 

Judge West served…

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Added by Lisa Altman on March 7, 2012 at 8:50am — No Comments

JAMS to Open New Resolution Center in Miami

JAMS, the largest provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced it will expand its ADR services and open a Resolution Center in Miami in spring 2012.

 

The Resolution Center will be located at 600 Brickell, considered one the preeminent locations in the Miami Financial District. The move expands JAMS presence in the Southeast and signifies its commitment to ADR services in Latin and South Americas.

 

“With a panel of highly talented and…

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Added by Lisa Altman on February 13, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

JAMS Foundation Awards Grants to Five Organizations

The nonprofit JAMS Foundation announced that it approved five new grants to organizations using innovative ways to promote and advance conflict prevention and dispute resolution. The foundation will distribute $50,000 in the form of Opportunity Grants, which award up to $10,000 for localized projects.

 

“The JAMS Foundation is proud to continue to provide funding to programs promoting new and effective uses of ADR,” said Jay Folberg, executive director of the JAMS Foundation.…

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Added by Lisa Altman on February 9, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Presiding Judge J.D. Smith (Ret.) of the Georgia Court of Appeals Joins JAMS

JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. J.D. Smith (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Smith will be based in the JAMS Atlanta Resolution Center. He will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master for disputes in a variety of areas including Administrative Law, Appellate, Employment, Insurance, Personal Injury/Torts, Professional Liability and Real Property.

 

Judge Smith served in the Georgia…

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Added by Lisa Altman on January 26, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments

Skilled Construction and Real Estate Neutral Eleissa C. Lavelle, Esq. Joins JAMS

JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Eleissa C. Lavelle, Esq. to its panel. Ms. Lavelle will be based in the JAMS Las Vegas Resolution Center and will serve as an arbitrator and mediator for disputes in a variety of areas including Business/Commercial, Construction and Real Estate.

 

Before joining JAMS, Ms. Lavelle was a partner at Duane Morris where she represented owners, financial institutions,…

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Added by Lisa Altman on January 19, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments

JAMS Expands Its Presence in Las Vegas

JAMS, the largest provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced it has relocated and expanded its Resolution Center in Las Vegas. The new location is nearly triple the size of the former office with 15,000 square feet and features expansive views of the Las Vegas strip.

 

The move greatly expands JAMS presence in Las Vegas and signals its commitment to the legal market in the state and region. It also addresses the need for more space as the number…

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Added by Lisa Altman on December 19, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

Retired Superior Court Judge Hon. Peter D. Lichtman Joins JAMS

JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Peter D. Lichtman (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Lichtman will be based in the JAMS Los Angeles Resolution Center. He will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master for disputes in a variety of areas including Business/Commercial, Class Action/Mass Torts, Construction Defect, Employment, Entertainment and Sports, Family Law, Insurance, Intellectual Property,…

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Added by Lisa Altman on December 5, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments

Retired Magistrate Judge Hon. Lawrence R. Leavitt Joins JAMS

JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Lawrence R. Leavitt (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Leavitt will be based in the JAMS Las Vegas Resolution Center. He will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master for disputes in a variety of areas including Business/Commercial, Employment and Intellectual Property.

 

Judge Leavitt served nearly 25 years on the federal bench. He has vast experience…

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Added by Lisa Altman on November 1, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

JAMS Panelist Hon. Nat A. Agliano (Ret.) Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is proud to announce that Justice Nat A. Agliano (Ret.) received the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the Monterey County Bar Association at its annual Sixth District luncheon event on Thursday, October 20.

 

“We are very excited that the Monterey County Bar Association honored Justice Agliano with this lifetime achievement award,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “He is one…

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Added by Lisa Altman on October 21, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge Hon. Frederic N. Smalkin Joins JAMS

JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Frederic N. Smalkin (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Smalkin will be based in the JAMS Greenbelt Resolution Center. He will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master for disputes in a variety of areas including Admiralty, Antitrust, Aviation, Banking, Business/Commercial, Construction, Employment, Environmental, Healthcare, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Personal…

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Added by Lisa Altman on September 27, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

Retired District Appellate Court Justice Hon. Rick Sims Joins JAMS

JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Rick Sims (Ret.) to its panel. Justice Sims will be based in the JAMS Sacramento Resolution Center. He will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master for disputes in a variety of areas including Administrative Law, Appellate, Business/Commercial, Class Action/Mass Tort, Civil Rights, Construction, Employment, Engineering and Construction, Government/Public…

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Added by Lisa Altman on September 21, 2011 at 11:43am — No Comments

Shelley Rossoff Olsen, A Top 10 Best Mediator in 2010 NYLJ Survey, Joins JAMS

JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Shelley Rossoff Olsen, Esq. to its panel. Ms. Olsen will be based in the JAMS New York Resolution Center. She will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master for disputes in a variety of areas including Aviation, Business/Commercial, Construction, Energy/Utility, Insurance, Maritime/Admiralty, Personal Injury/Torts and Professional Liability.

 

Ms. Olsen…

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Added by Lisa Altman on September 8, 2011 at 12:22pm — No Comments

JAMS Foundation Awards Nearly $200,000 in New Grants

The nonprofit JAMS Foundation announced today that it approved nine new grants to organizations using innovative ways to promote and advance conflict prevention and dispute resolution. The foundation will distribute the money in the form of Foundation Grants, which provide financial support up to $50,000 for ADR initiatives with national impact, and Opportunity Grants, which award up to $10,000 for smaller scale and more localized projects.

 

“We’re very proud to continue…

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Added by Lisa Altman on August 23, 2011 at 8:58am — No Comments

JAMS Announces the Launch of Its New ADR Blog

JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, announced that it has launched a new blog to discuss trends, news and issues within Alternative Dispute Resolution.

 

Some of the topics that will be covered include discussions about legal processes affecting ADR, articles from specific practice areas, posts that highlight organizations supporting ADR in the United States and abroad and more.

 

“This is another…

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Added by Lisa Altman on July 12, 2011 at 1:43pm — 3 Comments

JAMS Expands Its Presence in Silicon Valley

JAMS, the largest provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced it has relocated and expanded its Resolution Center in Silicon Valley. The new location is nearly twice the size of the former office with 15,000 square feet and features incredible 360 degree views of Silicon Valley.



“JAMS continues to be a leader in ADR services both nationally and internationally,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “Our new Silicon Valley location has more…

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Added by Lisa Altman on May 31, 2011 at 6:36am — 2 Comments

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