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Friday, September 11: Eat the Frog
First Mark Twain said, "If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning." In disputes, damages are often the frog. Many judges, arbitrators, and lawyers would rather eat a frog than deal with damages—they would rather focus on the liability issues first and leave damages until later; usually much later. Instead, it is wise to apply Mark Twain’s sage words and eat the frog first thing in the morning by performing a realistic assessment of damages as soon as reasonably possible. Carol Ludington possesses a unique perspective in dispute resolution as a result of her varied experience as a damage expert in U.S. domestic litigation, U.S. arbitration and international arbitration, as an arbitrator, and as a consultant. She is a CPA with thirty years of experience in hundreds of complex commercial and intellectual property disputes, frequently serves as a testifying expert, consults regarding ADR, early analysis of damages, creative dispute resolution processes and strategies to effectively accomplish discovery and case preparation, is currently on the AAA Roster of Arbitrators, is a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice, and is a frequent speaker on damages and ADR. Additional information can be found at www.ludingtonltd.com. She can be reached at email@example.com or 612-581-2880.
THANK YOU TO IRENA VANENKOVA, Executive Director of the International Mediation Institute (IMI), who talked with WIDR during our July Teleconference about IMI initiatives, IMI certification, the benefits of IMI membership, how to become an IMI certified mediator and information about the IMI Inter-Cultural Certification.
JUNE PRESENTATION ON YOUTUBE: If you missed the June 2015 WIDR meeting with the ADR Court Committee, co-chairs, Jill Morris and Myra Selby spoke on the topic of diversity on court ADR Panels, you can view the webinar.Click here, or cut and paste the URL into your browser: http://youtu.be/VOFG6a0Abww.