When the benefits of appellate mediation are discussed, invariably time and money are the first two mentioned. The court saves time, the client gets a quicker result and saves money. What isn’t always mentioned at first is the satisfaction level – for both client and attorney. Clients don’t always understand the limitations on appeal – they want to tell their story again – but of course that can’t happen during the traditional appellate process. But it can during appellate mediation, which is not limited to the narrow issues upon which an appeal has been granted. After going through a trial and being apprised of the probable results available to them on appeal, many clients are far better prepared and more willing to engage in realistic negotiations, focus on solving the problem and work toward settlement.
In this seminar, mediation program directors, judges and attorneys discuss the practice and procedure in the respective courts and offer practice tips and advice on representing your client in appellate mediation.
PBI is pleased to offer this program to you with our co-sponsors, the Appellate Advocacy Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Federal Practice Committee of the PBA and the Third Circuit Bar Association.
Joseph A. Torregrossa, Esq., Director of Mediation, US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia
Nancy L. Winkleman, Esq., Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, Philadelphia
Hon. Robert E. Colville, Senior Judge, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Hon. Rochelle S. Friedman, Senior Judge, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, Doylestown
Judge Richard B. Klein (Ret.), The Dispute Resolution Institute, Philadelphia
Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia
Ann L. Begler, Esq., Mediator, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
John J. Hare, Esq., Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C., Philadelphia
Richard D. Procida, Esq., Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Paul Douglas Sisk, Esq., Director, PA Superior Court Mediation Program, Philadelphia