Upcoming Luncheons:

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Appellate Mediation: Finding Common Ground Post Judgment


Vikram Chandhok, Chief Circuit Mediator, Fifth Circuit

Marcy Hogan Greer, Alexander Dubose & Jefferson

Justice Terry Jennings, Terry Jennings – ADR

Russell Post, Beck Redden

Mediators Vikram Chandhok (Fifth Circuit Chief Mediator) and Retired First Court Justice Terry Jennings ( will discuss the benefits of mediating disputes post judgment with appellate specialists   Marcy Greer (Alexander Dubose and Jefferson) and Russell Post (Beck Redden).

The panel will discuss, among other issues, why parties should seriously consider and engage in appellate mediation, the Fifth Circuit Mediation Program, the mediation policies of the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals, client self-determination, considering your best alternative to negotiated agreement (“BATNA”), risk assessment, the mediation process, mediator selection, mediator ethics, preparing for mediation, negotiation strategies for appellants and appellees, breaking through an impasse, dealing with insurers, and dealing with client expectations.

Place: Coronado Club, 919 Milam Street, Suite 500 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 for Justices and Staff of the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals who RSVP and $35 for walk-in Justices and Staff of the First and Fourteenth Courts of appeal and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; $40 for Section members who RSVP; $45 for non-members who RSVP and for Section member walk-ins; $50 for non-member walk-ins.

To RSVP, please e-mail

Reservations are transferable. Please note that if you RSVP and do not attend or transfer your reservation, you will be billed for the cost of the luncheon.

For more information, please contact Meetings and Membership Chair, Kyle Lawrence at (713) 951-6274. PLEASE NOTE IN YOUR RSVP IF YOU HAVE A DIETARY REQUEST (vegetarian, gluten free, non-dairy, non-seafood, etc.).

Business attire required (jackets for men). Please do not valet park at the Coronado Club; valet parking at the Coronado Club is only for Coronado Club members who pay for parking through their individual memberships. Paid parking is available at the McKinney Place Garage at 930 Main Street, at street level, and in surrounding surface lots.

* If you RSVP now for a luncheon in the future, please indicate in your email which luncheon you are planning to attend.