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The Future of Resolution
53 minutes | 20 days ago
A Conversation with Ken Jarrard and James Westbury on Local Government Law and ADR
Miles mediator & arbitrator Jason Harper joins James Westbury, a long-time local government attorney and currently an Attorney and Property & Liability Claims Manager of the Georgia Municipal Association and Ken Jarrard, a well-known government attorney and Partner with Jarrard and Davis. They discuss several topics pertaining to local government law and ADR.
34 minutes | a month ago
From General Counsel to President: A Conversation with Joseph Blanco of Crawford & Co.
In this episode, Joseph Blanco discusses his previous role as General Counsel of Crawford & Co., where he now serves as President of the company. Crawford is the largest publicly listed independent claims management firm in the world.
47 minutes | a month ago
Ana Maria Martinez on Intentionally Supporting and Promoting Latinx Law Students
As we conclude Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), mediator Michael Eshman sits down with Ana Maria Martinez, President and Co-Founder of the Georgia Latino Law Foundation, to discuss efforts to help support and promote Latinx law students in Georgia and ways to increase diversity in the legal community.
44 minutes | 2 months ago
A Conversation with CK Hoffler: Building a Legacy of Service to the Community
Miles mediator & arbitrator Winter Wheeler interviews the legendary CK Hoffler, President of the National Bar Association and Chair of Rainbow PUSH Coalition. President Hoffler's contributions to the legal profession and commitment to social justice inspires, motivates, and energizes everyone around her!
41 minutes | 2 months ago
A Conversation with Rett Peaden About Proper Planning for Business Divorce
In this episode of “The Future of Resolution” Podcast, Miles mediator & arbitrator Matt Thiry talks with Rett Peaden of Smith, Gambrell & Russell about the concept of business divorce, why businesses split up, and how it can be a contentious process.
58 minutes | 4 months ago
A Conversation with Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Verda Colvin
In this episode, Miles mediator and arbitrator Winter Wheeler speaks with Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Verda Colvin. Judge Colvin opens up about growing up in Atlanta and her inspiring legal career. Colvin was sworn into the Court of Appeals by Governor Kemp on April 10, 2020, making her the first African American woman appointed by a Republican Governor.
43 minutes | 4 months ago
Angus Haig, General Counsel Cox Automotive
Angus Haig, Senior Vice President, and General Counsel of Cox Automotive discusses his journey with Coca-Cola to his role as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Cox Automotive, and shares the ongoing expansion of Cox in emerging industries.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
Building Resilience, Compassion & Resolution: Hon. Susan Forsling
Judge Susan Forsling discusses the value of in-person mediation and arbitration and how and she has maintained her alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practice throughout the pandemic. She also provides valuable advice for new lawyers and working parents, and tips on ways to resolve conflict in an effective manner.
73 minutes | 5 months ago
A Conversation with DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston
Join Miles Mediator & Arbitrator Winter Wheeler and Sherry Boston, as they discuss Ms. Boston's journey from private criminal defense attorney to District Attorney for DeKalb County.
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Paula Frederick on Supporting Georgia Bar Members
Paula Frederick discusses ongoing challenges in the legal industry and her roles as general counsel of the State Bar of Georgia and Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Kwende Jones on The Value of Civility and Professionalism within Litigation
Kwende B. Jones, partner at the law firm of Burr & Forman, joins Miles Mediation & Arbitration Neutral Matt Thirty to discuss the value of civility and professionalism within litigation. Kwende practices in the firm's Litigation section, focusing on general commercial litigation and financial services litigation and represents financial institutions, commercial lenders, telecommunications companies, and other businesses of all sizes in various business disputes in both State and Federal Courts.
47 minutes | 5 months ago
The People Behind the Headlines - A Conversation with Emily Ward
Emily Ward, a practicing white-collar defense attorney at Smith, Gambrell & Russell and co-owner of Southern Belle and Georgia Boy, two Southern-rooted restaurants located in Atlanta’s Poncey-Highland neighborhood. Emily joins Miles neutral Winter Wheeler to talk about the impact Covid-19 has had on her restaurant businesses and her law practice.
36 minutes | 6 months ago
Ready to Play But Are We Ready to Work?
Miles Mediation & Arbitration neutral Christopher "Smitty" Smith moderates a discussion with employment lawyers Sarah Lamar and Wade Herring about the challenges employers face with bringing their employees back to work. Smith, Lamar, and Herring are partners in HunterMaclean's Savannah office.
35 minutes | 6 months ago
Judge Ken Hodges on Mental Health in the Legal Profession
In this episode, Winter Wheeler of Miles Mediation & Arbitration speaks with Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Kenneth Hodges about mental health in the legal profession, particularly during COVID-19.
42 minutes | 7 months ago
Tracing the Impact of COVID-19: A Conversation with Trial Lawyer David Fried
In this episode trial lawyer David Fried, founder and partner of Fried & Bonder discusses the effects of COVID-19 on the legal industry, including the long-term effect on business cases, personal injury, employment disputes, and the types of claims that will arise in the future. Fried is interviewed by Miles Mediation & Arbitration neutral Winter Wheeler.
57 minutes | 7 months ago
Lawyer Well-Being During COVID-19
In recognition of the first annual Lawyer Well-Being Week, Stacey Dougan, Denise Gaskin, and Kristy Weathers discuss strategies and resources aimed at encouraging well-being for lawyers, their support teams, and institutional stakeholders. This episode also provides an overview of what lawyers and legal professionals are experiencing during the pandemic crisis and how law firms and organizations can help in meaningful ways.
47 minutes | 7 months ago
A Conversation with Justice Carla Wong McMillian
In this episode, Carla Wong McMillian, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, and former Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals joins Miles Mediation & Arbitration Neutral, Hon. Jason T. Harper to discuss her background and the range of cases from complex business litigation to traffic tickets, she has presided over. The judges provide an insider's perspective on the realities and logistics of running a courtroom from security protocols to support staff management.
20 minutes | 7 months ago
Champion of the Underdog: Kira Fonteneau
In this episode, Miles Mediation & Arbitration neutral Julie Jun interviews Kira Fonteneau, a Partner at the 5 Points Law Group, whose employment and civil rights practice covers both Georgia and Alabama. She currently serves as President of the Board of ACLU of Alabama, Vice-Chair of the American Diabetes Association's National Legal Advocacy Sub-Committee, and a member of the Alabama State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners and the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation.
60 minutes | 7 months ago
All the Way Home: A Conversation with Ed Buckley of Buckley Beal
This episode features Ed Buckley, one of Atlanta’s leading employment and civil rights lawyers. Buckley is one of the founding partners and current Managing Parter of Buckley Beal LLP in Atlanta. Buckley opens up about his law practice; charity work; his recent novel, All the Way Home, and much more. He is interviewed by Miles Mediation & Arbitration neutral David Nutter.
44 minutes | 7 months ago
Marty Ellin, Executive Director of Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
In this episode of "The Future of Resolution" Podcast, Miles neutral Leigh Wilco interviews Marty Ellin, who has served as the Executive Director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation since 2001. The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF), founded in 1979, is the largest provider of pro bono legal services in Greater Atlanta.
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