New York County Lawyers Association Committee on Arbitration and ADR Comments on Success of ADR Program in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Offer Encouragement to Users of ADR and Suggest Action by Corporate Counsel

These favorable findings and recommendations of the NYCLA ADR Committee and the imminent elimination of the CJRA should be significant to Manhattan-based corporate counsel for several reasons.

First, rare is the corporation, these days, that has not found itself entering the portals of federal court in the Eastern or Southern Districts. Based upon the success to date in these courts’ ADR programs, in-house counsel should consider encouraging their litigators to obtain orders of reference to mediation.

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