ADR in the Wake of COVID-19

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: May 11, 2020
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  • Learn the fundamentals of alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Apply them to mediations conducted remotely
  • Hear valuable practice tips

Runtime:  1 hour, 32 minutes
Recorded: May 11, 2020


COVID-19 is altering the litigation landscape. Stay at home orders and the need for social distancing place an added burden on parties seeking to negotiate a settlement through an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process.

With the situation on the ground rapidly changing, parties are turning to conducting mediations telephonically and via virtual teleconference technology. This poses unique challenges when attorneys can no longer negotiate with their counterparts face to face. Likewise, mediators and settlement judges must alter their techniques in order to facilitate an effective and successful mediation. Join our expert administrative judge as he provides:

An overview of ADR processes, A discussion of available technologies to conduct the mediation, Practice tips on tailoring techniques in a virtual world.

This program was recorded on May 11th, 2020.

Provided By

American Bar Association


Christopher Scott Maravilla

Administrative Judge
FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)

C. Scott Maravilla is an Administrative Judge at the FAA.

Maravilla began his career as a judicial clerk to Judge Roger B. Andewelt at the United States Court of Federal Claims from 2000 to 2001, where he assisted with the adjudication of claims against the U.S. government. He spent two years from 2001 to 2003 as an Associate with a large Wall Street law firm in New York.

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