Mediation Week 2020 Offers Resources Featuring A Who’s Who of Attorneys, Mediators & Executives

ATLANTA (October 19, 2020) – Miles Mediation & Arbitration is bringing together some of the Southeast’s leading attorneys, mediators, and corporate executives to mark Mediation Week 2020 with a series of free CLEs and other educational opportunities covering Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), specifically Mediation.


Mediation Week starts Monday October 19 and runs through Friday October 23, 2020. Each day, Miles and the expert presenters will focus on a different topic in mediation to help the public and the legal community better understand the mediation process.


The American Bar Association also recognizes Mediation Week virtually with the theme of “Access to Justice – The Role of Mediation.” The Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA has nearly 11,000 members, and Miles Mediation & Arbitration neutral Winter Wheeler oversaw development of this year’s ABA Virtual Mediation Week.


Many trials have been delayed during the long-running COVID-19 pandemic. Mediation is a viable option for litigants to resolve cases while saving money, time, and the emotional turmoil often experienced during litigation.


The on-demand CLEs and webinars offered by Miles can be found here.


Here’s a rundown of the focus for each day along with the free events and the stellar presenters:


Monday October 19: “Best Practices in Mediation”
Program: Tone & Tenor of Mediation
Presenter: Rex Smith, Miles Mediation & Arbitration


Tuesday October 20: “ADR for Corporate Counsel”
Program: Lifting the Veil: What the Top Corporate Executives Really Expect from Outside Counsel
Presenters: Sloane Perras, VP, General Counsel & Chief Ethics Officer at Foss Maritime Company; Evan Glover, Corporate Vice President of Law & Chief Privacy Officer of NCR; Rachel Gervin, Counsel for Mercedes Benz; Nigel Wright, Miles Mediation & Arbitration


Wednesday October 21: “Big Law & Mediation – Is There a Difference Approach?”
Program: A World of Opportunity: ADR Strategies of the Top International Law Firms
Presenters: Terence Williams, Director of Pricing at Hogan Lovells; Joe Murphey, Miles Mediation & Arbitration


Thursday October 22: “The Benefits of Early Mediation”
Program 1: Charlotte ADR, Current North Carolina ADR Rules
Presenters: Tara Kozlowski Executive Director of NC Dispute Resolution Commission; Nancy Norelli, Miles Mediation & Arbitration

Program 2: Charlotte ADR/Hour 2, The Benefits of Pre-Litigation and Early Mediation. Presenters: Jim Cooley, Danae Woodward, and Elizabeth Todd, Miles Mediation & Arbitration


Friday October 23: “Diversity and Implicit Bias in Mediation”
Program: Diversity and Implicit Bias in Mediation
Presenter: Robbie Ashe, partner at Bondurant, Mixon & Elmore, LLP; Clyde Mize, partner at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP; neutrals Michael Eshman and Bianca Motley Broom of Miles Mediation & Arbitration.


In addition to the webinars, Miles will release a white paper written by Nigel Wright: “Is Mediation the Best Way to Resolve Cases in Litigation.” The white paper will be available on the Miles website. The firm also offers several relevant videos and articles on mediation strategies and best practices on its website.




Miles Mediation & Arbitration was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Atlanta with offices in Savannah and Charlotte. It is an award-winning alternative dispute resolution (ADR) firm. The firm specializes in mediation, arbitration, special master, and all forms of dispute management and is known for its exceptional client service and reputation for delivering successful results. The firm handles complex, multi-party disputes in areas of business, finance, construction, medical negligence, personal injury, wrongful death, trucking, real estate, insurance coverage, fiduciary, estate and probate, premises liability, and more. For additional information, please call 888-305-3553 or visit