Ask the Arbitrators

The Honorable Emil Giordano (Ret.), a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Litigation Practice Group, will co-present the webinar, “Ask the Arbitrators,” for the Annual Public Employer Labor Relations Advisory Service (PELRAS) 2021 Web Conference, hosted by the Pennsylvania Municipal League.

About the PELRAS “Ask the Arbitrators” Program

The Annual PELRAS Web Conference, being held March 17-19, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., boasts programs addressing the following topics:

  • Attorney Disciplinary Process
  • Bargaining in a COVID-19 World
  • Civility Ethics
  • COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and Other Developments in 2020 That Have Impacted Employment
  • Cybersecurity
  • Drug Testing in the Age of Medical Marijuana
  • Legal Issues in Electronic Monitoring/Surveillance of Employees
  • Reducing Pension Costs
  • Social Media

Judge Giordano, along with a panel of other arbitrators and attorneys, will review real-life, red-light and green-light case scenarios.

When: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

3:20 – 4:50 p.m.

Register for Norris McLaughlin, Attorneys at Law, Legal Events in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

  • Member Rate First Attendee: $165
  • Member Rate Each Additional Attendee: $130
  • Non-Member Rate: $525

About the Honorable Emil Giordano (Ret.)

Judge Giordano focuses his practice on estate and commercial litigation, and mediation and arbitration.

Judge Giordano served as a presiding judge on the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County, Third Judicial District, from 2004 through 2018. He was Northampton County’s first administrative Judge of the Orphans’ County Division, overseeing estates and trusts of the county, and was named to the Statewide Orphans’ Court Task Force, an organization charged with implementing changes to Orphans’ Court. He was also the first Judge in Pennsylvania to institute guardianship certification requirements for the protection of senior citizens.

For fifteen years, Judge Giordano served as the judge for many jury trials and non-jury trials, hearings and motions, and a wide range of disputes under Pennsylvania and Federal Law, including construction, commercial litigation, professional malpractice, CERCLA, Civil Rights, condemnations, labor and land use appeals, criminal, and domestic relations.

As an arbitrator and mediator, Judge Giordano is certified through Harvard Law School Negotiation Institute in Advanced Mediation, is a fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, and is affiliated with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Mediation. He serves as an arbitrator and mediator to the Judicial Roster, Real Estate, and Pennsylvania at Large ADR Panels of Distinguished Neutrals for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution.

Judge Giordano is a Diplomate Member for mediation for the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He is Vice-Chair of the Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Judge Giordano also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Guardianship Certification and on the Board of Governors for Saint Thomas More Society.

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