Webinar – Beyond Technology: Practical Considerations in Virtual Mediations

Thursday, April 30th @ 2 PM CST

This webinar will offer participants an opportunity to participate in a dynamic discussion regarding the procedural, practical, and substantive challenges deriving from a new reality in which mediations happen, for the time being, exclusively online.

The panel will offer the perspectives of professionals who routinely mediate disputes in their respective practices and have transitioned to using online tools to conduct mediations in this time of social distancing.

The panel will consist of:


Michele Fenice, Vice President, Chubb North American Lines


Josephine Adams, Casualty Claims Manager, Atlas Financial

Faustin Pipal, Mediator, Resolute Systems (Chicago)

Joel Groenewold, Partner, Kopka, Pinkus, Dolin

Hon. Richard Sankovitz, Mediator, Resolute Systems (Milwaukee)

Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the panelists by asking questions and getting answers in real-time. The panel discussion will explore topics such as:

  • How to prepare appropriately before the session
  • How the mediation process can be tailored to allow for productive engagement from all stakeholders
  • How to sustain the momentum in the settlement discussions in a virtual environment
  • Practical tips for the unexpected challenges presented by the online setting.

Taking all this into account is critical to resolving complex disputes through mediation, remotely and successfully.