Are employers requiring American workers to surrender fundamental legal rights as a condition of employment? Or are mandatory arbitration agreements a logical and fair solution to an overburdened judicial system? In this edition of Pro Se Nation: understand the law for oneself, MaryLynn Schiavi, executive producer reaches out to four employment lawyers to explore both sides of the issue. Interviewees include: La Toya Barrett and Andrew Dwyer, partners in Dwyer & Barrett LLC in Newark, NJ, Howard Matalon, Olender Feldman in Summit, NJ and James Fannon, principal in James G. Fannon Law Office in Voorhees, NJ. (28 min.)
Pro Se Nation: understand the law for oneself
Topic: Contracts with Heart & Soul: What to consider before you sign on the dotted line.
The concept of a ‘contract’ has been at the center of law and justice throughout the ages. Each of us enter into contracts many times throughout our lives, from marriage to divorce, from purchasing a car to entering into a business partnership. In this edition of Pro Se Nation we’re going to explore a radically new mindset and approach to entering into contracts – one that seeks to create a win-win for all parties involved. Executive producer and host MaryLynn Schiavi welcomes Linda Alvarez, an attorney, business consultant and author of ‘Discovering Agreement' published by the American Bar Association. Ms. Alvarez envisions a world in which conflict is an invitation to co-create a better world for everyone and a legal system that inspires and supports sustainable, beneficial and re-generative behaviors, relationships and enterprises.
Airtimes: Thurs. at 7:30 pm | Tues. at 12:00 am. Begins streaming on Princeton TV (princetontv.org) on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Is there an alternative to resolving our legal disputes without spending years in litigation and mortgaging our futures to pay legal fees? In this edition of Pro Se Nation, we explore Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) which includes mediation and arbitration. Proponents of mediation say that it is a kinder, gentler way to resolve legal disputes efficiently and cost-effectively.
We are joined by N. Janine Dickey, an attorney and professional mediator and arbitrator in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Her practice focuses on resolving disputes related to business, insurance, property, estate, and employment.
Also joining the discussion is Terri Reicher, an attorney, mediator and arbitrator in Wayne, New Jersey who specializes in dispute resolution in the areas of: commercial transactions, employment, pharmaceutical, health care, real estate, banking, elder conflicts, foreclosure, and trusts and estates.
Marvin Schuldiner also joins the discussion. He is a mediator and arbitrator based in Franklin Park, New Jersey who specializes in: divorce, elder and family mediation, as well as commercial mediation and arbitration in the areas of contracts and commercial transactions, employment, labor, and construction.