Just Resolve VP Sonya Sigler to Speak on the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) at MIP International Women’s Leadership Forum in San Jose
Intellectual Property Attorney, Neutral Dispute Resolution Expert will be Panelist at November 7 Event Organized by Managing Intellectual Property International
San Jose, Calif. – November 6, 2017 – Just Resolve, a neutral dispute services provider, announced today that Vice President of Business Development Sonya Sigler will speak on the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) at the fourth annual Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) International Women’s Leadership Forum on November 7 in San Jose. In addition to 25 years of experience as an intellectual property (IP) attorney, in-house counsel and strategic consultant, Sonya is a frequent writer and speaker on several legal topics.
“DTSA compels lawyers to become more strategic and innovative regarding discovering trade secret misappropriation and protecting their trade secrets. I’m happy to speak on this topic because this kind of forward thinking is exactly what the legal industry needs,” said Sonya. “In fact, it’s why I’m so passionate about the disruptive innovation and neutral-driven dispute resolution that we bring to the table at Just Resolve.”
The event will take place at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. on Tuesday, November 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All delegates who attend the event will be invited to become members of the MIP Women in IP Global Network, which connects more than 1000 women litigators internationally. Registration for the forum is free for in-house IP counsel, general counsel and heads of legal. CLE hours are pending.
About Just Resolve
Founded in 2010, Just Resolve’s dispute resolution process delivers justice to businesses and individuals wherever traditional adversarial process and advocacy may prove to be too expensive or inefficient. The company conducts a simple method of investigation and analysis that is driven by party-approved neutral judges, peers or experts – instead of dueling lawyers. Just Resolve is building an enlightened community of adopters and advocates of this revolution for resolving common disagreements swiftly, affordably, and collaboratively. More information can be found at www.justresolve.com
Just Resolve CEO Rob Christopher Speaks on Indemnity Law at the Santa Clara County Bar Association Legal Education Seminar
Christopher Ranch General Counsel, Neutral Dispute Resolution Expert to Speak on Indemnity Agreements at Bar Association Seminar
San Jose, Calif. – October 2, 2017 – Just Resolve Founder and CEO Rob Christopher joins respected panelists from the Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA) Insurance Law Committee to speak at a minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) seminar about indemnity agreements. Rob also serves as General Counsel for Christopher Ranch LLC, and has nearly 40 years of experience as a litigation and trial attorney. The event takes place on October 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PT and will address fundamental issues regarding preparation and interpretation of contractual indemnity provisions.
“Contractual indemnity issues are inevitable for lawyers, and this lunch seminar will address how to think about, draft and properly review indemnity provisions for clients,” said Rob Christopher.
The other panelists at the event are Dean A. Pappas (Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley) and Susan D. Pelmulder (Rose Perkins Pelmulder, APA). The seminar is available to attend in person or view as a live webcast. Attendees will earn 2.0 MCLE credits in general substantive law. Online registration is available at www.sccba.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1002161&group.
About Just Resolve
Founded in 2010, Just Resolve’s neutral-driven dispute resolution (NDR) process delivers justice to businesses and individuals wherever traditional advocacy and the adversarial process may prove too expensive or inefficient. The company conducts a simple method of investigation and analysis that is driven by party-approved neutral judges, peers or experts – instead of dueling lawyers. Just Resolve is building an enlightened community of adopters and advocates of this revolution for resolving common disagreements swiftly, affordably, and collaboratively. To book a speaker or for more information please visit www.justresolve.com.
Just Resolve Offers Neutral-Driven Dispute Resolution (“NDR”) for Limited Stakes Cases
New NDR Method Delivers Real and Economic Justice for Construction Companies, Start-ups, Investors, Small Businesses, Client-Centric Attorneys
San Jose, Calif. – September 27, 2017 – Just Resolve, a neutral dispute services provider, has developed a new form of alternative dispute resolution called NDR (neutral-driven dispute resolution). NDR is ideal for common, limited stakes legal disputes that otherwise cost more time and money than they are worth. Both the courts and popular alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods like arbitration and mediation rely on costly adversarial process (i.e., discovery, briefing, hearings) driven by dueling attorneys. With NDR, a neutral arbiter or team of neutral experts drives a non-adversarial investigation and analysis for both sides and resolves the dispute. For parties that need to mediate disputes, Just Resolve includes an optional mediation step in its process.
“As a business litigator for nearly 40 years, I’ve seen firsthand the huge gap in our justice system for limited stakes cases. In fact, legal costs alone per party tend to consume the value of limited stakes legal disputes. And this doesn’t even begin to account for the many hidden costs litigants must bear. Just Resolve fixes this problem by letting a mutually selected, independent neutral expert conduct a robust, stakes-sensitive investigation and ultimately make a binding or advisory decision as authorized by the parties. It’s reliable, honest, quick and cost effective,” said Just Resolve Founder and CEO Rob Christopher.
NDR can be especially useful for:
- Start-ups, investors and small businesses with limited funds for litigation
- Construction companies for whom delays can devastate already-thin profit margins
- Employees, employers, insureds and insurers who understand the importance of fairness and honesty
- Client-centric lawyers looking for a rational, reliable alternative to litigation for limited stakes cases
Law Firms Forced to Innovate? Neutral ADR Provider ‘Just Resolve’ Addresses Disruptive Innovation for Attorneys
Articles Detail Need for Non-Adversarial Method of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Limited Stakes Cases
San Jose, Calif. – June 15, 2017 – Just Resolve, a provider of neutral-driven alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for limited stakes cases, has published a series of articles about law firm innovation. The next article in the series will be published in the summer of 2017. Written by Just Resolve Vice President of Business Development Sonya Sigler, the series explores the lack of innovation among attorneys despite potential economic benefits. Titles include:
- Legal Innovation Trends: Are Law Firms Missing the Boat? (August 2017)
- Forcing Law Firms to Innovate: First, Get Your (In)House in Order (May 2017)
- Why Won’t In-House Counsel Force Their Law Firms to Innovate? (February 2017)
- Why Won’t Law Firms Innovate? (November 2016)
“Frankly, innovation feels like such a stretch in the legal industry because creative solutions aren’t taught in law school. Sonya’s article series is timely because it helps uncover why a law firm might include neutral-driven dispute resolution as an alternative to litigation and traditional ADR. Sometimes all it takes is a conversation with the law firm for them to realize that using an innovative service like Just Resolve can actually help their client-centric lawyers get more billable hours by enabling them to work on higher stakes cases. We handle the limited stakes cases so they can get back to their core business,” said Just Resolve Founder and CEO Rob Christopher.
Using a non-adversarial process that is collaborative in nature, Just Resolve offers a binding decision in limited stakes cases. This differs from traditional ADR methods because Just Resolve uses a single person or team of neutral experts to conduct the investigation and analysis for both parties and decide the case. This occurs without duplication of effort or additional costs. A list of frequently asked questions about Just Resolve’s process can be found at justresolve.com/faq.
Updated 10/2017 to include link to August 2017 article.