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Certificates Earned in Family Business Advising and Family Wealth Advising

I am proud to announce that I have completed a fifteen month educational program and have been awarded both the FFI GEN (Global Educational Network) Certificate in Family Business Advising (CFBA) and Certificate in Family Wealth Advising (CFWA) by the Family Firm Institute. It has been a great experience: excellent faculty, comprehensive and thought-provoking readings […]

“Bar Chat” interview about Mediation, ADR

On June 1, 2105, the Connecticut Bar Association published a new episode of “Bar Chat”, its series of interviews about issues of interest to bar association members.  That segment featured Peter Benner, a former chair of the CBA Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section, and me, a former co-chair. We were interviewed by Doug Brown, executive […]

The Liquidity Event

On February 10th, I will be speaking on “Practical Tips for Managing Conflict in Your Family Business” at the Liquidity Event.  The conference will be held at the Harvard Club of New York and is hosted by the Family Office Club. The day will be a private gathering of family business owners to focus on succession […]

“Correcting a Few Common Misconceptions: ADR can address more type of conflict than commonly believed”– published in Connecticut Law Tribune

Correcting a Few Common Misconceptions: ADR can address more types of conflict than is commonly believed Jane Beddall, The Connecticut Law Tribune December 15, 2014   Some attorneys—and clients—are sophisticated users of alternative dispute resolution who have mastered all the options and nuances. Beyond those two groups are attorneys and clients whose understanding of ADR […]

Zampano Award for Excellence in Mediation

I am honored and humbled to be receiving The Honorable Robert C. Zampano Award for Excellence in Mediation, named for the late United States District Court Judge Robert C. Zampano, a pioneer in mediation and alternative dispute resolution.  The award will be presented at a reception in New Haven on June 12 by Community Mediation, […]

Ethics in Mediation — Community Mediation, Inc. Basic Mediation Training

I am pleased to be teaching Ethics in Mediation next week, as part of Community Mediation, Inc.’s Basic Mediation Training. The 40 Hour Basic Mediation training runs from June 2 to June 6, 2014, at Community Mediation’s offices in Hamden, CT. Community Mediation, Inc., was established in 1980 and serves the Greater New Haven area. […]

“Ethical Issues in Mediation” CLE seminar on April 8

I was happy to agree to a request to put together a panel for a CLE seminar on mediation ethics, which may be of particular interest to attorneys in Connecticut who need New York State CLE credits (especially ethics credits.)  Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can provide more […]

“Why every attorney should consider ADR” — my article published in the Conn. Law Tribune

On February 26, 2014, the Connecticut Law Tribune published my article, “Why every attorney should consider ADR.”  As I hope the title suggests, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is an option that every attorney should consider — not just those in specific practice areas where mediation and arbitration have been common for some time. Sometimes, clients […]

Appointment as co-chair of the CT Bar Assn. ADR Section

Earlier this month, I was appointed by the President of the Connecticut Bar Association to co-chair (along with Jay Sandak of Stamford) the CBA  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section. The section includes attorneys who work as arbitrators, mediators, facilitators, academics, systems designers, and for not-for-profits. As stated in the section’s description on the CBA website: […]

“Connections stretch across time, distance, and interests” article published

In the most recent newsletter of the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution (NE-ACR), my president’s message focused on connections and mediators. We encourage those in conflict to make some connection with each other — if only to respect that the other person’s perspective is unlike our own. We connect with other […]