Robert Jenks has past experience in the private practice of law and as corporate counsel. He qualified as a mediator under the Louisiana Mediation Act. He qualified as a mediator for the Johns Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust, Orleans Civil District Court Pilot Program for dispute resolution. He is currently engaged as Director of Mediation Arbitration Professional Systems, Inc. (MAPS) in Metairie, Louisiana. He has mediated approximately 2000 cases involving tort, construction, employment, commercial, product liability, medical malpractice, maritime and franchise law, including complex, multi-party, class action and mass tort matters.
In addition to mediation, Mr. Jenks lectures extensively on ADR and negotiation and has been a speaker on ADR and/or negotiation for, among others, Loyola School of Law CLE and Skills Training and Tulane Law School CLE Skills Training, Jefferson Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association Sandestin Summer School, Louisiana State Bar Association Solo Practitioners Section, Louisiana State Bar Mediator Training, Louisiana Judicial College, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Nicholls State University, various city and parish Bar Associations, New Orleans Academy of Trial Lawyers, Marine Surveyors National Convention, Association of General Contractors Convention (and various AGC chapters), Mid-sized Cities' Mayors Conference, Risk Insurance Managers Association (RIMS), Louisiana Claims Adjusters Association, Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA), New Orleans City Attorneys Office, New Orleans Claims Association, and the Society of Claims Law Associates National Conference. He has given presentations for various other organizations, conventions, corporations and insurance companies including AIG, Allstate, Continental, Farm Bureau, Fireman's Fund, Gray Insurance, Hanover, Hartford, Home, Kemper, Liberty Mutual, Prudential, Shelter, St. Paul, State Farm, Travelers and Wausau.
Mr. Jenks has produced and conducted numerous basic and advanced mediator training sessions for MAPS and in conjunction with the Louisiana State Bar Association. Also, he has authored, produced and presented "Negotiation for Success" CLE seminars and "Seeking Common Ground" Mediation Advocacy CLE seminars throughout the area and in conjunction with Tulane and Loyola University Law School CLE programs.
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