Christopher Hopkins Discusses “Use of Technology in Mediation” at Palm Beach Bar Association CLE/CME

Arbitration Mediation

The Palm Beach Bar Association is hosting the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee’s annual CLE/CME, which is entitled this year, “ADR – A Help and Not a Hurdle.”

The schedule and sign-up information is here.

Christopher Hopkins is speaking on “Use of Technology in Mediation” regarding website, office, app, presentation, and tablet technology which will help mediators in their practice.

The materials for the presentation are here.

The article, “PDF Documents are Modifiable: Learn to Sign in 10 Minutes” from the 2012 Bar Bulletin is here.

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