PSG News

PSG to Present Education Program to Members of Local Bar Association in November

The mediation firm of Positive Solutions Group mediators, in conjunction with the Virginia State Bar’s Fee Disputes Program will present a two hour Continuing Legal Education program to members of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar association in November. The first hour will consist of a presentation by the Virginia State Bar’s Fee Disputes Program on how lawyers and their clients may amicably resolve their fee disputes. The Program provides a lawyer and his/her client, who are engaged in a fee dispute, free mediation services.  The Program allows the lawyer and client to choose a mediator...

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PSG Sponsored-Event for the Young Lawyers Section of CABA

On August 14, Positive Solutions Group’s mediators sponsored an event for the Young Lawyers Section of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association at Random Row Brewery. In addition to helping them, and us, beat the heat with cold brews, the lively atmosphere of Random Row provided a wonderful backdrop for convivial conversation while sushi and other hors-d’œuvre took edges off appetites.   Members’ children were also fully engaged in merriment of their own making. CABA members who were unable to attend this festive gathering, may be consoled in the knowledge that Positive Solutions...

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Eric Paltell Co-Teaching Class on ADR in the Workplace at UVA Law

Eric Paltell will be part of a group of mediators and arbitrators teaching a class on Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Workplace at the University of Virginia School of Law during the Fall 2019 semester.  The class is being led by Professor Ann Hodges, interim program chair of Human Resources Management in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond. She is also professor of law emerita at the University of Richmond, where she twice won the university’s distinguished educator award.

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Eric Paltell to Speak at VBA Labor & Employment Law Conference

Eric Paltell will be making a presentation at the 49th Annual Virginia Bar Association Conference on Labor and Employment Law in Leesburg on September 13, 2019. Eric will be both presenting and moderating a panel discussion on Employment Law Practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, North Carolina and West Virginia.

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Philip S. LaMar is Certified as Appellate Mediator

The Judicial Council of Virginia has certified Mr. LaMar as one of eleven Appellate Mediators in the Commonwealth who may mediate cases coming before the Virginia Court of Appeals Mediation. The Program is a pilot program that permits the parties in select cases to be mediated if both parties have agreed to mediate and if they are both represented by attorneys.  The parties are allowed a 30 day stay of proceedings to allow them the opportunity to choose to mediate.

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Positive Solutions Group to sponsor event for the Young Lawyers Section of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association

In August Positive Solutions Group will help the Young Lawyers Section of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association beat the heat by sponsoring a happy hour at Random Row Brewery. In addition to helping them, and us, beat the heat, it will also afford them a chance to discuss cases, vacations etc. and, if they wish, have any question they may have about mediation or Positive Solutions Group answered.

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