Advanced Commercial Mediation Training
June 12-13, 2018
Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023
16.0 Credits | 10.0 Skills, 4.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 2.0 Ethics\
Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and program materials.
$530 for Dispute Resolution Section Members or Fordham Law Alumni
$580 for NYSBA Members
$680 for Non-NYSBA Members
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The Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association is proud to offer a special program designed for mediators who have completed — or plan to complete — a minimum of three days of basic mediation training and who desire to enhance their commercial mediation skills. This program will focus on identifying the barriers to settlement and the ways to overcome them. In addition to refining and deepening facilitative skills and orientation, the program will address ways of facilitating evaluative analyses or offering evaluative feedback to help the parties reach a resolution. This can include refining the handling of risk and transaction cost analysis, including the use of decision trees, as well as utilizing a variety of impasse breakers. The program will offer approaches to problems that arise when there are multiple parties or when one or more of the defendants has, or may have, insurance coverage with one or more insurance companies as well as ways to overcome impasse. Finally, the program will discuss the ethical issues that arise under various scenarios and how to deal with them.
• 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
About the Presenters
Simeon H. Baum, Esq.
Mr. Baum is a 30+ year litigator and President of Resolve Mediation Services, Inc.
(www.mediators.com); serving as mediator, arbitrator and neutral evaluator in over 1,000 disputes
since 1992. His mediations include the highly publicized Studio Daniel Libeskind-Silverstein
Properties dispute over architectural fees for redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, and
Trump’s $ 1 billion suit over the West Side Hudson River development. He served as founding Chair
of NYSBA’s Dispute Resolution Section. He was Chair of the Federal Bar Association's ADR Section,
past President of the FBA's SDNY Chapter, and on the FBA's national Board of Directors. He has
served on ADR Advisory Groups to the New York Court system and trained their Commercial Division
mediators for the last 20 years. In 2011, 2014, and 2018, Best Lawyers selected Mr. Baum as New
York’s ADR “Lawyer of the Year.” He teaches on the ADR faculty at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
and is a frequent speaker and trainer on ADR.
Stephen A. Hochman, Esq.
Mr. Hochman, a founding partner in the firm now known as Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel,
practiced law for over 40 years, specializing in corporate, commercial and securities law. He has
successfully mediated over 400 commercial and other types of disputes, including class actions and
financial, employment, insurance, real estate, partnership and bankruptcy disputes, approximately
98% of which have settled. Mr. Hochman now practices exclusively as a mediator and arbitrator and
writes, consults and lectures frequently on ADR subjects. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Hochman,
together with Mr. Baum, has trained the mediators in New York County and various other downstate
counties. He also served on the boards and investment committees of various non-profit
corporations, including several hospitals and a
captive insurance company.
To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.
For information about joining the Dispute Resolution Section, please contact Sydney Joy, Section Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about this program, please contact Katherine Suchocki, Director of Continuing Legal Education at email@example.com