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Dec 18, 2018

Most claims brought against UE members will be dismissed or settled before going to trial. Many settlements are achieved through mediation, allowing the parties to negotiate through a neutral third party. In part two of this two-part episode of the Prevention and Protection podcast, Joan Morrow, a mediator with extensive experience mediating cases involving educational institutions, shares her insights on making mediations effective.

Dec 18, 2018

Most claims brought against UE members will be dismissed or settled before going to trial. Many settlements are achieved through mediation, allowing the parties to negotiate through a neutral third party. In part one of this two-part episode of the Prevention and Protection podcast, Joan Morrow, a mediator with extensive experience mediating cases involving educational institutions, shares her insights on making mediations effective.

Nov 13, 2018

The Safe Sport Authorization Act, signed into law in early 2018, protects athletes from abuse with new reporting and training requirements for amateur sports organizations. In this episode of the Prevention and Protection podcast, Phil Catanzano, a senior counsel and member of the Education Team at the Holland & Knight law firm, explains the act and recommends actions for schools and colleges.

Oct 9, 2018

Alyssa Keehan, director of risk research, interviews Heather Salko, senior risk management counsel, about the UE student mental health claims study.

Jul 10, 2018

When court cases are nearing trial, United Educators (UE) often employs a trial consulting firm to conduct a mock trial to gain insights into how the case may play out before a jury. These insights help defense counsel adjust their trial strategy and work with witnesses to present the best possible defense of UE's members. In this episode of Prevention and Protection, trial consultant Jill Huntley Taylor explains the process behind mock trial exercises and how using mock juries can help strengthen a school's legal defense as a claim heads to trial.

May 29, 2018

Indemnification provisions in contracts used by institutions can either help or harm, depending on how they are worded. Careful review of every contract is important to understand whether the indemnification provision is beneficial to your college or university. This episode of Prevention and Protection offers tips on how to avoid common indemnification problems as you enter into contracts on behalf of your institution.

Apr 23, 2018

United Educators' (UE) new claims study, Educator Sexual Misconduct at Independent Schools: Insights From UE Claims, examines trends in independent school educator sexual misconduct claims received between January 2011 and December 2016. In this episode of Prevention and Protection, UE's Alyssa Keehan, director of risk research, and Melanie Bennett, risk management counsel, discuss findings from the study.

Feb 27, 2018

Phone and computer evidence can provide clarity in Title IX investigations. In this episode of Prevention and Protection, Melanie Bennett, risk management counsel, speaks with Kelsey Feeheley, claims counsel, about UE's Title IX claims involving technology and the lessons they provide.

Jan 22, 2018

The NCAA passed a policy in 2017 requiring its member schools to train student athletes and athletics staff about sexual violence prevention. In this podcast, UE's Alyssa Keehan interviews Janet Judge, a partner at Holland & Knight and a national title IX athletics expert about the contents of the new NCAA policy and how colleges can comply.

Jan 16, 2018

The recent #MeToo movement focused national attention on social media postings documenting sexual abuse. In this podcast, UE's Melanie Bennett interviews David Wolowitz, a partner and co-chair of the Education Practice Group at McLane Middleton, about independent school response to student social media disclosures of sexual harassment.

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