Archive for “December, 2015”

Aequitas is pleased to announce the addition of two new panel members

Aequitas is pleased to announce the addition of two new panel members to its roster of neutrals of prominent retired Judges and experienced litigators. Wally Bley and Jeff Parshall are available to assist parties with mediations, arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution needs.

Bley is a partner with Bley & Evans in Colombia, Missouri, where he has practiced law for 35 years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. In 2014, Bley was named a “Top 100” by National Trial Lawyers. Additionally, Bley is past-president of and has served on the Executive committee and Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. He is also an active member of the Boone County Bar Association and a sustaining member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Parshall is a partner with Ford, Parshall & Baker, where he has practiced law for over 35 years. Parshall has been named a Missouri “Super Lawyer” in the area of defense litigation by Martindale-Hubbell, and has tried over 100 jury trials to verdict. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a past President and current member of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers as well as the Boone County Bar Association.

Lisa Herder presents on ADR to China Ministry of Justice Delegation

Lisa Herder, Director of Business Development for Aequitas Alternative Dispute Resolution Services, recently presented before 20 officials from the China Ministry of Justice at the State Capitol in Springfield, IL. Hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Herder provided an overview on best practices in mediation and mediator selection. Herder’s program was one of a series of presentations on the U.S. Civil Mediation System arranged by the University’s China Executive Leadership Program (CELP). Started in 1993 this collaboration between the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (SAFEA) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has provided executive training programs for more than 5,500 Chinese executives. The UIUC has become the major training center for SAFEA in the United States. Through the programs China and the United States have benefitted by the many friendships and mutual respect and understanding that have developed as a result of the time the executives have spent studying here.