On Feb. 28, the MBA’s Young Lawyers Division and Dispute Resolution Section hosted Part I of a three-part series on Mediation & Arbitration Essentials. This first session focused on lawyer-to-lawyer negotiation and the use of mediation before, or instead of, litigation or arbitration. Panelists included (from left) Eric P. Finamore, Michael Zeytoonian, Conna A. Weiner, Samuel A. Segal (program chair) and Hon. Patricia E. Bernstein (ret.). Part II of the series will be held on March 20, and look at successful mediations.