Hands and Puzzle Pieces/Collaboration

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Alternative Dispute Resolution for Artists: What It Is and How It’s Changed

October 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hands and Puzzle Pieces/Collaboration

Location: Online

When it comes to the legal process, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is an important topic for artists. Join VLA on October 23 to hear from Scott Maravilla, Administrative Judge and mediator with the FAA, who will take you through what you need to know about alternative dispute resolution and how it’s changed in the time of COVID.

Why is alternative dispute resolution (ADR) important?

ADR provides a means for resolving your legal disputes faster than traditional litigation. It also gives you the opportunity to speak directly to the other party, and come up with sometimes novel solutions.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The types of ADR available;
  • Its application to real life examples in the arts;
  • Best practices; and
  • In light of COVID-19, online mediation via Zoom or other platforms.

We will also discuss major considerations in choosing whether to elect mediation. In addition to artists, legal practitioners will benefit from a refresher and overview of ADR, which is particularly helpful to resolve disputes faster in probono representation. It will also help legal practitioners understand the new online arbitration process.

C. Scott Maravilla


Instructor: C. Scott Maravilla is an Administrative Judge and mediator with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. He has mediated over 150 cases in contract, workplace, and enforcement matters for the FAA and other federal agencies including The White House. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute. For the instructor’s full bio, click here.

Membership Discount Code: Are you a VLA Member trying to register for this class? E-mail to get your membership discount code: registrations@vlany.org.


$20 Full-Time Student (student must present proof of full-time status with registration)
$20 Artists Over Sixty
$25 Arts Professional VLA Member
$35 Arts Professional Non-Member
$65 Legal Professional VLA Member
$75 Legal Professional Non-Member
$45 Young Associate Members (YAM’s) and Associate Board Members

Please note you are not registered until full payment is received. To register by email, please contact registrations@vlany.org.

Webinar Access: Participants will receive an email in advance with instructions to access. For more information on this program, please contact VLA at registrations@vlany.org


October 23, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


NY United States


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