Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

How to Ethically Protect and Secure Communication in Online Dispute Resolution

Program Number: 30271

Program Date: 11/17/2020


This webinar will review key ethical concerns related to virtual and online mediations and provide practice tips as to how attorneys can collaborate with client representatives, communicate with the other parties and the mediator in an effective and confidential fashion. The panel will review the ethical concerns raised by the foregoing and discuss Rules 1.1 and 1.6 of the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour, including 1.0 credit Ethics
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour, including 1.0 credit Ethics

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Leslie Berkoff, Esq.

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Leslie A. Berkoff is a Partner with the firm where she serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation and Bankruptcy Practice Group, as well as Advisory Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Ms. Berkoff concentrates her practice in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring litigation and corporate workouts, and she represents a variety of corporate debtors, trustees, creditors and creditor committees both nationally and locally. Her practice also includes an emphasis on equipment leasing and healthcare law. Ms. Berkoff is also an experienced litigator and handles corporate transactions both locally and nationally. In addition, Ms. Berkoff has an active alternate dispute resolution practice and frequently serves as a mediator, and is also a trained arbitrator. She is on the Mediation Panels for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of the United States Bankruptcy Courts in New York and the United States Bankruptcy Courts in Delaware and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as the Commercial Mediation Panel for Nassau County. Ms. Berkoff was recently selected by the American Arbitrators Association to serve on its National Roster of Arbitrators. She has also served as a court appointed examiner and guardian ad litem in several bankruptcy cases. She is currently the Chair of the Mediation Sub-Committee of the Chapter 11 Lawyers and Judges Advisory Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York and Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Berkoff also serves as a Member of the Dispute Resolution Section Advisory Council of the American Bar Association (ABA) of the Business Law Section.

Prior to joining Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, Ms. Berkoff served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jerome Feller, United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of New York, from 1991 to 1993 and to the Honorable Allyne R. Ross, Federal Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York, from 1990 to 1991.

Ms. Berkoff speaks and publishes extensively and is a recognized leader in her field.


Brent O. E. Clinkscale, Esq.

Clinkscale Legal & Global Dispute Resolution LLC

Brent Clinkscale is the Managing Member of Clinkscale Legal & Global Dispute Resolution LLC. He is a veteran litigator and advocate in both trials and arbitrations. He has over 25 years as lead counsel in complexed litigation and has tried numerous cases in both federal and state courts. Brent’s concentration is in business litigation, including both domestic and international arbitrations. He has significant experience in Class Actions and Multi District Litigation.

Brent is a member of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Domestic Panel of Commercial Arbitrators and a member of the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) International Panel of Commercial Arbitrators. He is presently the President Elect of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtLAS), a Vice Chair of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) Southeastern Arbitration Subcommittee and Chair of the South Carolina Bar International Committee.


Michael Kreitman, Esq.

Macy's Inc.

Michael E. Kreitman is a Senior Counsel in the Macy’s Law Department in New York City. Michael counsels human resources executives and senior management at the Macys and Bloomingdale’s stores and support divisions on all aspects of employment and labor law, including wage and hour matters, corporate restructurings/reorganizations, internal investigations, FMLA/ADA/ADEA/Title VII issues, hiring/termination/ disciplinary actions, policy and handbook formulation, collective bargaining negotiations, union grievances, and contract interpretation. Michael also handles global employment matters for the company’s overseas operations, represents Macy’s before local, state and federal agencies, and handles arbitration and mediation. Michael develops and conducts individual and group training on a wide variety of employment law and human resource issues. He is also on the employment mediation panel of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and regularly mediates employment disputes.


Michael Powell, Esq.

American Arbitration Association

Michael Powell is a vice president at the American Arbitration Association® (AAA)...the global leader in dispute resolution services, and manages the Los Angeles Regional Office. Powell, 27 years with AAA, heads up the AAA Construction Division—western region, with direct responsibility for eleven states. In this role, he interacts with AAA clients who file cases and the panelists who serve as arbitrators and mediators in those cases. He also trains commercial arbitrators and aspiring mediators in basic to advanced case management techniques.

Powell also works closely with industry organizations and associations as liaison for the AAA’s National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee (NCDRC). In this capacity, Powell assists the corporate, legal, and public sector communities by educating them on the most current dispute avoidance and resolution techniques. He gives back to the ADR community with his service as an active Board Member and past President of the California Dispute Resolution Council.