Liaison and District Rep. Coordination Committee

As ADR can be useful in virtually every area of law, the Liaison and District Representative Coordination Committee, chaired by Marc Goldstein, is working on establishing and nurturing liaison relationships with other Sections. The hope is that these relationships will lead to mutually beneficial activities and help to educate other lawyers and Sections about how they can utilize ADR to benefit their clients.

Through the able leadership of our CLE Committee and other members of our Section who have stepped up to chair and organize specific programs, several joint programs are already under way. These have included a full day joint CLE program with the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section on October 12, 2010 at Fordham Law School entitledHow to Maximize Results in Mediation and Arbitration.” On October 28, 2010, the Section sponsored an afternoon joint program with the Elder Law and Senior Lawyer Section at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel In White Plains. On November 3, 2010, DRS also sponsored a joint luncheon program with the focused on how lawyers can most effectively represent their clients in mediation.

We are working to set up additional joint programs to be presented as the year progresses and expect to do a joint program with the Trusts & Estate Section, the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and others. If you have a suggestion for a joint program with another Section please let us know.

In addition to joint programming, the Committee is assisting in the coordination and involvement of other Sections in the development of a series of white papers on why ADR is useful in different areas of practice. While many have been completed there are gaps. If you would like to be involved in the preparation of  a white paper on ADR in your area of practice, please let us know.  

Involvement by NYSBA members throughout the state in ADR activities is an important part of the Section's mission.  The committee works with the district representatives to sponsor programming to educate other lawyers and Sections on ADR and to share ideas for engaging NYSBA members in their communities.

Committee Roster