Dispute Resolution Section

  • DRS Mediation Program Fordham
    Commercial Mediation Training, March 17-19, 2015 3 Day Commercial Mediation Training; Fordham University School of Law
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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
    • Executive Committee Meeting: March 12th

      Dispute Resolution Section Executive Committee

      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

      March 12, 2015
      April 16, 2015
      May 14, 2015

      For Questions Contact Section Liaison Beth Gould

    • March 6, 2015 Columbia Arbitration Day

      Co-Sponsored Event with the Dispute Resolution Section
      Columbia Arbitration Day 2015
      Back to Basics:  Enduring Challenges in International Arbitration Law
      Preliminary Program
      Friday, March 6, 2015
      Columbia Law School
      For more details, click here
      To register, click here


    • Mediation Committee Meeting: March 19, 2015

      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:

      March 19, 2015
      May 21, 2015

      Section Liaison: Beth Gould

    • Commercial Mediation Training, March 17-19, 2015

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

      View Full Program with Registration Form
      Register online

      March 17-19, 2015

      Fordham University School of Law
      140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023

      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

      Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and program materials.
      $795 for Dispute Resolution Section members or Fordham Law alumni
      $845 for NYSBA members
      $945 for Non-NYSBA members

    • Commercial Arbitration Training, June 1-3, 2015

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

      REGISTER before February 27th and receive $100 off your registration fee.
      Register online or complete Registration form

      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.

      REGISTER before February 27th 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

  • 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.

  • 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 see 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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