Credit to this prevention is given to the ALI and the Bolch Judicial Institute. ADRA offers this presentation for the purposes of given mediators an opportunity to earn a certificate on completion to demonstrate the CME requirement of recertification.

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Discusion Panel: 

Sherri Carter, Clerk of the Los Angeles Superior Court
Judge Karen Caldwell, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Judge Mark A. Drummond, Judicial Director of the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law and a retired judge for the 8th Circuit of Illinois
Judge Robin Rosenberg, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida
Judge Sam Thumma, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One
Judge Vaughn Walker, mediator, arbitrator, and special discovery master and a retired Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.


  • Host David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute and president of The American Law Institute, talks with judges and administrators about the future of trials, mediation, MDLs, and other court procedures that traditionally rely on in-person interactions.
  • The judges discuss how jury trials might be impacted by the public health emergency, including plans for social distancing in court rooms, working with prison and law enforcement officials to ensure defendant and witness safety, how the makeup of juries might be affected, and whether videoconferencing could ever work for criminal trials.
  • Panelists also discuss the promising possibilities of technology-aided proceedings that may outlast the pandemic, including videoconferencing for expert witness testimony, improved efficiency in court proceedings and workforce productivity, and opportunities to involve and train younger attorneys.



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  1. roni leidermanMay 18, 2024 at 13:12
    Excellent speakers but out of date information.

    This seminar is not up to date information as currently courts are open vs closed for COVID. Also watch for typos in your presentations. Ex. mediaation was posted here and the last course had the misspelled word of whishes. Important to check before posting.

  2. Ann CharleusMay 20, 2024 at 11:38
    Voices from the Bench

    I enjoyed hearing from judges in a different jurisdictions

  3. Paul McLesterMay 23, 2024 at 20:04
    C ovid

    A little dated in 2024

  4. Markos EugeniosMay 24, 2024 at 13:28

    Good Course

  5. Lynne GlazerJune 4, 2024 at 15:01
    Coping with Covid Jury Trails, Mediation and Complex Litigation

    Very interesting!


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Guno Ritfeld is a retired Department of Defense Commissioned Officer. He has earned a B.A. in Psychology/Education, a Juris Doctorate (J.D.), and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree. He is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil, Family, and County mediator and has served as a County mediator at the Orange County courthouse. He served as a member of the City of Orlando Certification Appeals Board and Chapter 57 Discrimination Board, and as a contract Human Rights Mediator and Administrative Investigator for various state and federal agencies. He is an experienced commercial, workplace, and family dispute mediator and arbitrator.

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