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    Making the Most of Commercial and Real Estate ADR: Representing Your Clients in Arbitration and Mediation Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Touro Law School
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    Dispute Resolution Section and Fordham University School of Law 3 Day Commercial Mediation Training March 21-23, 2016 Fordham University School of Law
  • Upcoming Events
    • February 19, 2016: Columbia Arbitration Day

      The System Reexamined:  Challenging Assumptions in International Arbitration

      Save the Date

      Friday, February 19, 2016

      Columbia Law School, New York

      Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD), the Columbia International Arbitration Association's (CIAA) largest annual event, is one of the premier international arbitration and CLE-accredited conferences in the United States, bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students from all over the world for an annual discussion on the challenges that drive the international arbitration community. CAD 2016 will be an all-day conference focusing on cutting-edge issues in both commercial and investment arbitration. This year's conference theme is 'The System Reexamined: Challenging Assumptions in International Arbitration.' In light of the complex and evolving nature of the field, this theme reflects a desire to consider new perspectives on issues that have long been accepted as canonical aspects of the system. This year's four panels require us to reevaluate preconceptions of international arbitration: the trends and prospects of class arbitration, the role of auxiliaries and associated conflicts of interest, challenges to the system's legitimacy, and the enforcement of arbitral awards in situations of public international law violations. As a new feature, CAD 2016 aims to provide ethics credits in addition to CLE credits for an expected total of seven CLE credits. For further information, please visit CAD website at http://web.law.columbia.edu/columbia-arbitration-day.

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    • March 1, 2016: Making the Most of Commercial and Real Estate ADR: Representing Your Clients in Arbitration and Mediation

      Making the Most of Commercial and Real Estate ADR: Representing Your Clients in Arbitration and Mediation

      Tuesday, March 1, 2016
      5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Registration and Light Dinner 
      6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Program

      Touro Law Center
      Faculty Conference Room/Barristers Dining Room
      225 Eastview Drive 
      Central Islip, NY 11722


      Pricing: Dispute Resolution Section Members: $25 | NYSBA Members: $75 | Non-Members: $100 | Student Members: $10 | Non-Student Members: $25 | Touro Law School Students: Free but please contact Beth Gould to register at bgould@nysba.org.  Not a Section Member? Join TODAY for only $35! (Students only $10) 

      This program qualifies for 3.0 MCLE Credit Hours in the Skills. This program is transitional and qualifies for Newly Admitted Attorneys

      Many attorneys – whether newly admitted or practicing for decades – find themselves representing clients in ADR proceedings for the first time, without having had prior training. This program seeks to fill this gap, with panelists who are neutrals informing the audience about significant characteristics, differences, and opportunities for practitioners in commercial and real estate arbitration and mediation proceedings.   

      Professor Hal Abramson, Esq.,
      Touro College Of Law
      Lisa Renee Pomerantz, Esq., Lisa Renee Pomerantz, Attorney At Law
      Erica B. Garay, Esq., Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein P.C. 
      David J. Abeshouse, Esq., Law Office of David J. Abeshouse


      For questions contact Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org. To register over the phone contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452

    • March 15, 2016: Domestic Arbitration Committee Meeting

      The Domestic Arbitration Committee Meets from 8:30am-10:00am at AAA, 150 East 42nd Street, 17th Floor, New York City 

      Next Committee Meetings:
      March 15, 2016

      June 1, 2016

      For more information about this committee contact Beth Gould

    • March 9th: Dispute Resolution Section Executive Committee Meetings

      The Executive Committee Meets from 8:30am-10:00am at Dorsey and Whitney LLP (51 West 52nd Street, New York City) 

      January 28, 2016 (at the Annual Meeting) 

      March 9, 2016 

      April 19, 2016

      May 26, 2016 

    • March 21-23, 2016: Commercial Mediation Training

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

      March 21-23, 2016
      Fordham University School of Law
      140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023 

      Register Online or View Full Program and Registration Form

      Topics & Skills Presented by: Simeon H. Baum, Esq., litigator, mediator & President, Resolve Mediation Services, Inc. (www.mediators.com) and Stephen A. Hochman, Esq., mediator & arbitrator
      • Cultivating ideal Mediator orientation, attitude & awareness
      • Effective Preparation
      • Effective Communication
      • Deep Listening Skills
      • Effective Openings
      • Maximizing Opportunities in Joint Session
      • Wise Caucusing
      • Power Risk Analysis – art, timing & tact in engaging in evaluative processes
      • Impasse Breaking
      • Coming to Closure
      • Theoretical tools to Grasp the underlying Negotiation
      • Mediation Ethics

      $795 for Dispute Resolution Section Members and Fordham Alumni
      $845 for NYSBA Members
      $945 for Non-NYSBA Members
      Includes continental breakfast, lunch, coffee, and electronic online program materials. 

      CLE Credits:
      Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program will provide you with a total of 24 CREDIT HOURS. The breakdown is as follows: 6.0 MCLE Credits in Areas of Professional Practice, 12.5 in Skills, 4.0 in Ethics, and 1.5 in Law Practice Management. THIS PROGRAM IS TRANSITIONAL AND THEREFORE SUITABLE FOR NEWLY ADMITTED ATTORNEYS.

      Written Materials: 
      Complete course materials are distributed via email to registered attendees in downloadable, digital PDF searchable format at least one week prior to the program date, providing flexibility in using these materials in their day-to-day practice. A hard copy version is available for purchase, please select hard copy materials when registering online or indicate as directed on registration form.

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

    • April 1, 2016: 2016 Cross Border Dispute Resolution Conference


      “2016 Cross Border Dispute Resolution Conference” 
      Lessons & Insights for Effective Use and Application of DR

      Friday, April 1, 2016
      8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

      Marriott Harbor Center
      95 Main Street
      Buffalo, New York 14203

      Cross Border Canadian and US Dispute Resolution Experts from industry and private practice will present programs mediation and arbitration for businesses and their counsel.

      For information to follow soon!

    • April 12, 2016: Diversity Committee CLE Program

      SAVE THE DATE:  April 12, 2016

      The Diversity Committee will be hosting a CLE conference at the law offices of Davis Polk starting at 5:30 p.m. 

      Details to follow.

      Questions?  Please email Beth Gould.

    • April 13, 2016: Mediation Committee Meeting

      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:

      April 13, 2016
      June 8, 2016

      Section Liaison: Beth Gould

    • June 27-29, 2016: Commercial Arbitration Training

      June 27-29, 2016
      Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
      55 Fifth Avenue
      New York, NY  10003

      REGISTER Online or complete Registration Form
      Early Bird Special - Register before February 15th, 2016 and receive $100 off

      The Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law present:
      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. View the Program from 2015

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

  • 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

    Jeffrey T. Zaino, 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 Jeffrey T. Zaino at zainoj@adr.org.

  • Section Resources and Reports

    Dispute Resolution Section Resources & Reports

    The Dispute Resolution Section prides itself in the resources that it provides its members and the community.  Please click on the links below for our comprehensive resource guide, Section reports, white papers, ad other Section Publications. 

    ADR Resource Guide For Mediators and Arbitrators 

    Section Reports 

    Section White Papers

    Section Publications

  • New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer


    The New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of dispute resolution on various topics including arbitration, mediation, and collaborative law. Also included are updates on case law and legislation, as well as Section activities. The New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer is published by the Dispute Resolution Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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