Judge Linda Feinberg (Ret.)

On February 23, 2021, Judge Linda Feinberg (Ret.) was included as part of a virtual program entitled “Everything You Need to Know about Arbitration” conducted by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE). The program’s panel consisted of two (2) judges including Judge Feinberg, as well three (3) attorneys who focus their practice on arbitration.

Judge Feinberg focused her portion of the presentation on the Preliminary Hearing and Scheduling Order. The Judge advised counsel of the following: (1) the Preliminary Hearing is a critical step in the arbitration process and shall assist the parties in anticipation of the trial; (2) counsel shall summarize the respective claims, arguments and pre-trial issues; and (3) the attorneys, with the assistance of the arbitrator, shall identify anticipated pre-trial and
post-trial motions.

Judge Feinberg took the attendees, step-by-step through the preliminary hearing process from scheduling to post-hearing motions. The responsibilities of the arbitrator and counsel for the parties are identified in the Rules established by the American Arbitration Association.

Judge Feinberg, who served over two decades on the bench before her retirement, currently focuses on providing arbitration and mediation services. She is a Certified Neutral/Arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association, a Board member of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and presents yearly on arbitration and mediation. To contact Judge Feinberg please call (609) 275-0400 or email her directly at lfeinberg@szaferman.com.