Dispute Resolution Section

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    Choose New York Law for International Commercial Transactions Brochure A new Section brochure that discusses the benefits of choosing New York law to govern international agreements
  • Upcoming Events
    • What’s Different About International Arbitration?

      What’s Different About International Arbitration?
      Practical Tips for Lawyers and Arbitrators

      November 24, 2014
      8:30 am – 5:30 pm

      NYIAC 150 East 42nd St., 17th Fl
      New York, NY 10017

      Detailed flyer of event | Registration: Please register by November 17th at www.nyiac.org

      Cost
      NYIAC Individual Members: $410 | Regular Registration: $455

      CLE
      Professional Practice: 4.0 NY credits (Skills: 1.5 NY credits | Ethics and Professionalism: 1.0 credit)

      International arbitration differs in key ways from domestic United States arbitration and from litigation in local courts, from the vocabulary used to the presentation of evidence to the form of an arbitral award. This day-long training program for lawyers and arbitrators will address the legal and the cultural differences from domestic U.S. practice. Attendees will learn not only the substantive legal rules, but also the practical “know how” needed to approach international arbitration with confidence.

      You Should Attend If You
      … are an arbitrator and wish to expand your practice to international cases
      … are a litigator and want to represent clients in international arbitration
      … are in-house at a company exploring alternative dispute resolution options
      … have some international arbitration experience but want to deepen your understanding of how cases proceed in practice

      And Want to Learn About
      … the basic legal framework governing international arbitration
      … the significance of the seat of arbitration
      … how the institutions make arbitrator appointments
      … strategies for selecting party appointed arbitrators
      … process differences: briefs vs. memorials, discovery vs. disclosure
      … the impact of cultural differences on advocacy and conduct of the hearing
      … ethics for counsel in a world of conflicting obligations
      … practical suggestions from leading arbitrators

      Co-Chairs
      Judge Judith Kaye, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
      Robert Smit, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
      Edna Sussman, SussmanADR

      Special Guest Speaker
      Judge Gerard E. Lynch, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

      Detailed flyer of event | Registration: Please register by November 17th at www.nyiac.org

    • Dispute Resolution and Corporate Counsel Sections Annual Meeting 2015: Thursday January 29

      Thursday, January 29, 2015
      Meeting 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Networking Luncheon
      Off-site: Dorsey & Whitney LLP
      51 West 52nd Street
      12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
      Meeting resumes 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Reception follows –
      Off-site: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, 1285 Avenue of the Americas

      This joint meeting will bring together dispute resolution practitioners, in-house attorneys, academics, and judges, as well as dispute resolution users, such as multinational corporate representatives. The meeting will offer a series of plenary sessions with distinguished panelists who will lead interactive discussions on current topics in dispute resolution. Topics may include the pros and cons of arbitration, arbitrator deliberations, issues that frequently arise in mediation and ethical issues in alternative dispute resolution. The meeting will seek to advance collaboration between corporate counsel and dispute resolution practitioners, promote understanding of the mediation and dispute resolution process and provide opportunities for participants to expand their professional networks.

    • Save the Date! Commercial Mediation Training

       Dispute Resolution Section and Fordham University School of Law
      3 Day Commercial Mediation Training

      View Program Flyer

      March 17-19, 2015
      Fordham University School of Law
      140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023

       Presented by:
      Simeon H. Baum, Esq., litigator, mediator & President, Resolve Mediation Services, Inc. (www.mediators.com)
      Stephen A. Hochman, Esq., mediator & arbitrator

      Save the date and watch for additional information to come!

    • Save the Date! Commercial Arbitration Training


      Save the Date!
      REGISTER before February 10th and receive $100 off your registration fee.
      Register online or complete Registration form

      June 1-3, 2015
      Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
      55 Fifth Avenue
      New York, NY  10003

      The Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law present:
      COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION TRAINING
      Comprehensive arbitration training for neutrals and advocates as to the Best Practices in conducting commercial arbitrations.

      This three-day program will focus on Best Practices in conducting commercial arbitrations. It is designed to introduce persons interested in becoming arbitrators as well as experienced arbitrators to contemporary Best Practices in arbitration, based upon recommendations by the College of Commercial Arbitrators, the American Arbitration Association, CPR, JAMS, and other arbitration thought-leaders.   

      This training should be of interest not only to arbitrators, but also to litigators who serve as counsel in arbitrations, bringing them up to date on contemporary Best Practices, including as to such matters as discovery, motion practice, preliminary hearings, and hearings in commercial arbitration.

      In effect, contemporary arbitration Best Practices constitute a bedrock as to the type of process parties and arbitration counsel are entitled to expect – and demand from arbitrators. Understanding arbitration Best Practices will enable litigators to demand from arbitrators the type of arbitration process to which their clients are entitled. The training will be provided by experienced litigators as well as arbitrators.

      In addition to interactive sessions on managing an arbitration from the preliminary conference through the hearing and award, the program will include presentations on the law of arbitration, the ethical rules relating to service as an arbitrator, e-discovery, international arbitration, award writing, and the development of an arbitration practice. 

      Topics and Skills: 

      • Conducting Conflicts Searches
      • Conducting the Preliminary Hearing
      • Conducting Hearings on Applications for Preliminary Injunctions and Other Interim Relief
      • Determining the appropriate scope of discovery, including documents, electronic documents and depositions
      • Determining the appropriate scope of motion practice
      • Setting deadlines for discovery and motion practice
      • Hearing discovery and substantive motions
      • Addressing motions to disqualify counsel
      • Special considerations for pro se parties
      • Determining what non-party subpoenas to sign
      • Running the hearing effectively
      • Determining what evidence to admit and exclude
      • Dealing with difficult counsel and parties
      • Issues as to the authority or not of arbitrators to award sanctions
      • Preparing awards, both standard and reasoned
      • Handling requests to submit additional evidence after the closing of the hearing
      • Deciding applications to amend awards
      • Arbitration ethics

      This will be an interactive program with active participation by those taking the training.

      REGISTER before February 10th and receive $100 off your registration fee. Register online or complete Registration form

      For additional information contact Adriana Favreau at 518-487-5630 or by email at afavreau@nysba.org

    • Executive Committee Meetings

      Meeting Dates
      Unless noted below all meetings will be held at Dorsey & Whitney (51 West 52nd Street, New York City -CBS Building)
      Meetings will run from 8:30am-10:00am

      November 13, 2014
      December 11, 2014
      January 29, 2015 (At the venue for the State Bar Annual Meeting)
      February 19, 2015
      March 12, 2015
      April 16, 2015
      May 14, 2015


    • Mediation Committee Meetings

      Mediation Committee meetings will be held from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, located at 51 West 52nd Street (at 6th Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, New York on the following dates:

      December 4, 2014
      January 15, 2015
      February 26, 2015
      April 3, 2015
      May 21, 2015

      Section Liaison: Beth Gould


    • Arbitration Committee Meetings

      Arbitration Committee Meeting Dates:

      November 19, 2014 
      Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
      Four Times Square | New York | 10036-6522

      Locations To Be Deterimined:
      January 14, 2015
      May 6, 2015

      All meetings begin at 8:30am. 

       

  • Blog: Resolution Roundtable

    Resolution Roundtable, the official Blog of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association. The Dispute Resolution Section focuses on negotiation, collaboration, mediation, neutral evaluation, arbitration and other new and hybrid forms of dispute resolution in all areas of legal practice. This blog will report on current developments in these areas, provide practice tips and techniques, highlight ways in which experienced practitioners have dealt with unusual or particularly difficult issues, report on section events and other matters of interest to all the participants in party-selected solutions. To view the blog click here

    Geri S. Krauss, Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section Blog Committee and Blog Administrator, is coordinating all blog posts for the Section.

    If you wish to participate as a blogger or want to propose blog topics, please contact Geri S. Krauss, at gsk@kraussny.com.

  • Resources

    Welcome to the ADR Resource Guide for New and Prospective Mediators and Arbitrators

    Many attorneys are considering becoming full-time Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") professionals, making arbitration and mediation part of their law practice or improving their ADR advocacy skills. To assist them, the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association has prepared accessible lists of resources available in New York State. Because the information changes constantly, we caution you to visit each organization's website. For an extensive database of community dispute resolution centers see the NY Courts ADR Programs List.


    Table of Contents

      Mediation
    1. Mediation Training Programs and Mentoring and Internship Programs
    2. Mediation Panels
      1. Courts
      2. Other government
      3. Community and non-profit
      4. For profit
      Arbitration
    1. Arbitration Training Programs, Mentoring and Internship Programs
    2. Arbitration Panels
      1. Community and non-profit
      2. For profit
      Professional Organizations and listservs
    1. Professional Organizations and Listservs 

    Mediation

    Effective mediators understand the process, possess mediation skills and have personal qualities that engender trust and confidence. The first two characteristics can be learned; the third developed. Some training programs provide basic skills while others focus on a particular approach, such as transformative mediation, or a particular practice area, for example, commercial or divorce mediation. Several provide certification needed to serve in their program. For a list of programs that provide mediator training, click here.


    Some organizations provide newly-trained mediations an opportunity to engage in mentorship with experienced mediators through observation and co-mediation, click here.


    There are many court-annexed and community mediation programs that provide mediators with opportunities to gain experience, hone their skills, and develop a reputation as an effective mediator. Some of these programs are pro bono, others are compensated, click here.


    Arbitration

    Skilled arbitrators possess knowledge of many kinds of law (substantive, evidentiary, arbitral, and procedural). They generally have substantial experience in litigation and civil law and possess the qualities of fairness, impartiality, and decisiveness.


    Most, though, not all, arbitrations are conducted through private organizations with their own rules and procedures. These training programs focus on learning the applicable procedures of the organization, as well as federal and state arbitration acts, an on managing the process, click here.


    Provider organizations generally have specific requirements for inclusion on their panels.


    Membership and leadership in organizations that promote arbitration adhere to a published code of conduct and are indicia of an arbitrators credentials.



    Cardozo Dispute Resolution

    Compiled by Angelo Adam and Nick Schmitt on behalf of the Cardozo Dispute Resolution Society, send an emailto be added to this list.


    Project overseen by Weil Mediation


     





    I. Mediation Training Programs and Mentoring and Internship Programs


    Program Name Phone/Email Contact Info.
    New York State Bar Association
    Dispute Resolution Section
    Email: membership@nysba.org 

    Phone: (518) 463-3200
     
    New York State Bar Association
    1 Elk Street
    Albany, NY 12207
    Ackerman Institute for the Family Email: ackerman@ackerman.org 

    Phone: 212.879.4900
    149 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075
    Alternative to violence project 1-800-909-8920
    info@avpny.org
    hawa_keita@yahoo.com
    AVP New York
    27 William St.
    Auburn, NY 13021
    Association for Conflict Resolution - Greater New York

    acrgny_questions@acrgny.org 
    646-580-9560.




    Civil Mediation Apprenticeships. New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators 800-981-4800 P.O. Box 6088, Somerset, NJ 08875
    Conflict Coaching Matters info@conflictcoachingmatters.com  407 W. Turnberry Ct.
    Westchester, PA 19382
    Collaborative Communication 718-797-9525 The Center for Collaborative Communication
    340 Decatur Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11233
    Conflict Resolution Services of Schenectady County (518) 346-1281 144 Barrett Street
    Schenectady, NY 12305
    Dispute Resolution Center of Herkimer County (315) 894-9917 61 West Street
    Ilion, NY 13357
    Common Ground Dispute Resolution, Inc. (518) 943-0523
    dwallant@commonground.org 
    11 William Street
    Suite 2
    Catskill, NY 12414
    Community Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (607) 273-9347
    cdrc@cdrc.org
    120 West State Street
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Community Mediation Services, Inc.
    (718) 523-6868
    lchabin@mediatenyc.org 
    89-64 163rd Street
    Jamaica, NY 11432
    Community Mediation, Inc. Phone: (203) 782-3500 3013 Dixwell Avenue
    Hamden, CT 06518
    EAC Long Island Dispute Resolution Center (631) 265-0490 Multiple Locations
    Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution Email: TRich@imcr.org

    Phone: (718) 585-1190
    384 East 149th Street in Suite 330

    South Bronx
    Intercultural Forum info@intercultural-forum.org 
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice Contact; Maria Volpe
    (212) 237-8692
    dispute@jjay.cuny.edu 
    899 Tenth Avenue
    New York, NY 10019
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (212) 620-7310 208 west 13th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    Meaningful World Email: Info@meaningfulworld.com 
    Phone: 201-941-2266
    185 East 85th Street, Mezzanine #4
    New York, NY 10028 USA
    Phone: +1.201.723.9578
    Mediation Apprenticeship, Planning Change, Inc

    Mediation Center of Dutchess County 845.471.7213 147 Union Street, Suite 102
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
    Mental Health and Mediation Discussion Group Email: dan@mhmediate.org
    Mediation Training International 913.432.2888 5700 West 79th Street
    Prairie Village, KS 66208-4604
    New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators 800-981-4800 80 Veronica Avenue
    Somerset, NJ 08873

    Post Office Box 6088
    Somerset, NJ 08875-6088
    New York Center for Nonviolent Communication Email: office@nycnvc.org 

    Phone: (646) 201-9226
    Main Office and Meeting Space
    Gardnertown Road
    Newburgh, NY 12550
    New York Center for Interpersonal Development  Phone: (718) 815-4557 130 Stuyvesant Place, 5th Floor
    Staten Island NY 10301
    New York City Bar Association (212) 382.6600
    sglazer@nycbar.org 
    42 West 44th Street
    New York, NY 10036
     
    New York Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA) (518) 687-2240 x11
    charlotte@nysdra.org 

    4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 411
    Albany, NY 12205

    New York Peace Institute(formerly known as Safe Horizons) Email: info@nypeace.org 

    Phone: 212.577.1740
    346 Broadway, Suite 400W New York, NY 10013

    210 Joralemon St., Suite 618 Brooklyn, NY 11201
    nyc facilitators group
    NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies Phone: (212) 998-7100

    Email: scps.gradadmissions@nyu.edu 
    7 East 12th Street, Suite 921, NY, NY 10003
    PhillyMediators/Good Shephard program 215-843-5413 Good Shepherd Mediation Program
    5356 Chew Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19138
    Planning Change, Inc. info@elizabethclemants.com 
    Quinnipiac Law School 203-582-8200 275 Mount Carmel ave
    Hamden, CT 06518
    Steps2Peace.com Email: info@steps2peace.com  48 Blue Mountain Manor, Saugerties, New York, 12477 
    The Center for Community Justice
    The Center for Mediation and Training Divorce Mediation Email: sabel@igc.org 

    Phone: 212.799.4302

    Phone: 845.638.4666
    111 W. 90th St. New York, NY 10024

    101 South Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960
    The Center for Understanding in Conflict Phone: (212) 501-4044 Columbia University Station
    PO Box 250555
    New York, NY 10025-152
    The International Ombudsman Association Email: info@ombudsassociation.org 

    Phone: 908-359-0246
    390 Amwell Road, Suite 402
    Hillsborough, NJ 08844
    Westchester Community College 914-606-6600 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY, 10595 •

    Mediation Panels Courts

    Program Name Phone/Email Contact Info.                                          Requirements Compensated or Volunteer
    Center for Court Innovation (646)
    386-3100
    520 8th Avenue
    18th Floor
    New York, NY 10018

    Volunteer
    Commercial Division of the NY Supreme Court (646)
    1-800-268-7869
    25 Beaver Street
    Rm. 852
    New York, NY 10004

    40 hrs training (requirements vary by county)
    Volunteer
    New York State Unified Court System -
    ADR Program
    (212)
    428-2863
    25 Beaver Street,
    Room 855
    New York, NY 10004
    Must have successfully completed at least six hours of approved training
    in procedural and ethical matters related to neutral evaluation. For Mediators, the training requirement is at least 40 hours. Additional
    requirements here.
    Volunteer
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (212)
    857-8800
    U.S. Court House
    40 Foley Square
    New York, NY 10007

    Volunteer
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York (718)
    613-2577
    U.S. Court House
    225 Cadman Plaza East
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    All EDNY panelists have been members of a state bar for 5 years or more,
    have been trained in mediation, and have been interviewed and screened by
    the court. Effective 7/7/2009, EDNY mediators in the program are compensated
    in accordance with EDNY Local Rule 83.11(f)(1).
    Compensated
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (212)
    805-0650
    U.S. Court House
    40 Foley Square,
    Suite 120
    New York, NY 10007
    Mediators must have at least five years experience as attorneys and have
    completed Court sponsored mediation training. If parties request, the appointed
    mediator shall have expertise in the area of law involved in the case.
    Volunteer

    Other Government

    Program Name Phone/Email Contact Info. Requirements Compensated or Volunteer
    Civilian Complaint Review Board Lisa Grace Cohen, 212-442-8740 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10006

    attorneys, law professors, or college professors.
    Those who are not attorneys have received extensive
    training and conduct mediations for community dispute
    resolution centers throughout New York State


    Volunteer and Compensated
    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - ADR Unit (212) 336-3648 33 Whitehall Street, 11th Floor
    New York, NY 10004

    Volunteer

    Community and Non-Profit

    Program Name Phone/Email Contact Info. Requirements Compensated or Volunteer
    Alternative to violence project 1-800-909-8920
    info@avpny.org
    hawa_keita@yahoo.com
    AVP New York
    27 William St.
    Auburn, NY 13021
    Workshops of varying length and intensity Volunteer
    Association for Conflict Resolution - Greater New York

    acrgny_questions@acrgny.org


    646-580-9560.




    Volunteer
    collaborative communication 718-797-9525 The Center for Collaborative Communication
    340 Decatur Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11233

    Volunteer
    Cornell ILR School: Human Capital Development 866-470-1922 16 E. 34th Street
    New York, NY

    Volunteer
    Cornell Negotiation Workshop Email: ilrcr@cornell.edu 

    Phone: 607-255-9298
    ILR School, 309 Ives Hall,
    Cornell University,
    Ithaca, NY 14853-3901
    Workshops of varying length and intensity Volunteer
    Education & Assistance Corp Phone: (516) 539-0150 50 Clinton Street,
    Suite 107,
    Hempstead, NY 11550

    Volunteer
    Elder Decisions (617) 621-7009
    info@elderdecisions.com 
    30 Walpole Street
    Norwood, MA 02062

    Volunteer
    Intercultural Forum info@intercultural-forum.org 

    Volunteer
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice Contact; Maria Volpe
    (212) 237-8692
    dispute@jjay.cuny.edu 
    899 Tenth Avenue
    New York, NY 10019

    Volunteer
    Midtown Community Court Mediation Program New York City: 646.386.3100
    Syracuse: 315.266.4330
    520 8th Avenue
    18th Floor
    New York, NY 10018

    One Park Place
    300 South State Street
    Syracuse, NY 13202

    Volunteer
    NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies Phone: (212) 998-7100
    scps.gradadmissions@nyu.edu 
    7 East 12th Street,
    Suite 921,
    New York, NY 10003
    Completion of a training program Volunteer
    Tri-County Mediation Center Contact: Marsha Lawyer
    (518) 842-4202
    mediation@catholiccharitiesmc.org 
    1 Kimball Street
    Amsterdam, NY 12010
    Over 30 hours of training followed by an apprenticeship Volunteer
    washington heights inwood coalition (212) 781-6722 whic.mail@verizon.net

    652 West 187th Street
    New York, NY 10033
    Completion of a training program Volunteer
    Westchester Community College 914-606-6600 75 Grasslands Road,
    Valhalla, NY, 10595 

    Volunteer
    Westchester Mediation Center of CLUSTER (914) 963-6500
    jenbesch@aol.com 
    20 S. Broadway
    Suite 501
    Yonkers, NY 10023
    Completion of a 35 hour training course Volunteer

    For Profit

    Program Name Phone/Email Contact Info. Requirements Compensated or Volunteer
    Applying Neurobiology to Negotiation and Mediation, Neuroawareness (858) 997 7890 Neuro Awareness Consulting Services
    2500 Torrey Pines Rd,
    Unit 501
    La Jolla, CA 92037


    Collaborative Professionals of NYC Compensated
    Easier Transitions (917) 838 3648
    transitionscl@aol.com
     




    Effective Conversation

    917.232.9413
    718.701.4896
    marty@effectiveconversation.com



    FINRA Call Center: (301) 590-6500
    One World Financial Center 200 Liberty Street New York, NY 10281

    20 Broad Street New York, NY 10005

    1. Mediator training
    (we prefer multi-day training that includes role-playing techniques);
    2. Certifications or membership on other mediator rosters;
    3. Relevant experience as a mediator; and
    4. Four letters of reference (to be supplied with the mediator's
    application and from parties or attorneys who have mediated with the
    applicant and can attest to the applicant's skills and experience as a mediator)




    International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution 212.949.6490
    i nfo@cpradr.org
    International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution
    575 Lexington Avenue, 21st Floor
    New York, NY 10022
    Candidates are screened for their ADR expertise and training, and candidate references are asked to comment specifically on the applicant qualifications to serve on large complex commercial disputes.  Compensated
    International Institute for Restorative Practices (610) 807-9221 IIRP Graduate School
    531 Main St.
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
    Varying course schedules Compensated
    Mediation Training International 913.432.2888 5700 West 79th Street
    Prairie Village, KS 66208-4604

    Compensated
    nyc facilitators group Info. not provided Volunteer
    The Business Dispute Clinic Marti G. O'Hare
    1-800-45-RESOLVE(737653)
    1350 Avenue of the Americas
    2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10019
    Provided by In-house Counsels Compensated
    The Center for Community Justice Visit Website for Details
    VCS Center for Conflict Resolution (845) 634-7839 Dr. Gail Gordon
    â"… VCS Center for Conflict Resolution
    77 South Main Street
    New City, NY 10956
    24 hour training course, 4-5 hours donated weekly  Volunteer
    Westchester Mediation Center of CLUSTER (914) 963-6500
    jenbesch@aol.com 
    20 S. Broadway
    Suite 501
    Yonkers, NY 10023
    Complete the 35 hour training course Volunteer

    Arbitration Training Programs, Mentoring and Internship Programs

    Program Name Phone/Email Contact Info.
    New York State Bar Dispute Resolution Commercial Arbitration Training  800-582-2452
    kheider@nysba.org 
    ONE ELK STREET, ALBANY, NY 12207 
    American Arbitration Association  (212) 716-3940
    casefiling@adr.org 
    150 East 42nd Street
    New York, NY 10017
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers  (312) 263-6477
    office@AAML.org 
    150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
    Chicago, IL 60601
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers  (312) 263-6477
    office@AAML.org 
    150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
    Chicago, IL 60601
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers  (312) 263-6477
    office@AAML.org 
    150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
    Chicago, IL 60601
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers  (312) 263-6477
    office@AAML.org 
    150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
    Chicago, IL 60601
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers  (312) 263-6477
    office@AAML.org 
    150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
    Chicago, IL 60601
    ACCORD, A Center for Dispute Settlement Center Dispute Resolution Contact: Richard Squire
    (607) 724-5153
    joyl@accordny.com 
    30 West State Street
    Binghamptom, NY 13901
    Mediation Works Inc. (617) 973-9739 4 Faneuil hall - 4th Floor
    Boston, MA 02109

    Arbitration Panels

    Program Name Phone/Email Contact Info.
    East District Federal Court (718) 613-2600
     
    225 Cadman Plaza East
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
     

    Community and Non Profit

    Program Name Phone/Email Contact Info. Requirements Compensated or Volunteer
    American Arbitration Association (212) 716-3940
    casefiling@adr.org 
    1633 Broadway, 10th Floor
    New York, NY 10019
    Qualifications vary based on panel. See herefor more details.

    Cornell Labor Arbitration & Mediation Services Traci Morse
    Tel: 607-255-9298
    tlm6@cornell.edu 



    For Profit

    Program Name Phone/Email Contact Info. Requirements Compensated or Volunteer
    FINRA FINRA Call Center: (301) 590-6500
    One World Financial Center 200 Liberty Street New York, NY 10281

    20 Broad Street New York, NY 10005
    Arbitrator applicants must have a minimum of five years of paid business
    and/or professional experience and at least two years of college-level credits. Apply

    Compensated
    Mediation Works Inc. (617) 973-9739 4 Faneuil hall - 4th Floor
    Boston, MA 02109


    Volunteer


    PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND LIST SERVE

    Program Name Phone/Email Contact Info.
    New York State Bar Dispute Resolution Section (518) 463-3200 New York State Bar Association
    1 Elk Street
    Albany, NY 12207
    New York City Bar Association 212.382.6663 42 West 44th Street
    New York, NY 10036
    New York City Bar Association - Co-op and Condo Mediation Project Clare Plunkett: (212) 382-6772
    cplunkett@nycbar.org
    42 West 44th Street
    New York, NY 10036
    Free Webinars, US Institute of Peace  +1.202.457.1700
    www.usip.org
    2301 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20037
    ADR hub
    Collaborative Professionals of NYC
    Dispute Settlement Center (716) 883-5960
    jloesch@upstatenybbb.org 
    741 Delaware Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14209
    Free Webinars, US Institute of Peace  +1.202.457.1700
    www.usip.org
    2301 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20037
    International Institute for Restorative Practices (610) 807-9221 IIRP Graduate School
    531 Main St.
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
    CUNY Dispute Resolution Center  (212) 237-8692  dispute@jjay.cuny.edu  CUNY Dispute Resolution Center
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    899 Tenth Avenue, Suite 520
    New York, NY 10019 
    Mediators Beyond Borders (703) 528-6552 1901 North Fort Myer Drive,
    Suite 405,
    Arlington, VA 22209
    national association for community mediation (602) 633-4213,  admin@nafcm.org 
    nyc facilitators group
    The Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York Joy Rosenthal, (212) 532-4704
    Urban Visions 212 228 0980 or 1 518 789 9134 or email Bill at whiteleicht@urbanvisions.us 


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