Dispute Resolution Section

    Join the Section Join the Dispute Resolution Section Today!
  • DRS Arbitration Program Cardozo
    Commercial Arbitration Training, June 1-3, 2015
  • Upcoming Events
    • May 27th: Building a Sustainable ADR Practice


      Wednesday, May 27, 2015

      6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

      Dorsey & Whitney LLP | CBS Building, 51 West 52nd Street | New York City

      Members: $10.00 | Non-Members: $50.00 

      This program will be presented by experienced and successful arbitrators and mediators, as well as arbitration providers, who will share tips on how to develop and maintain a sustainable ADR practice in construction, commercial, employment, securities and international disputes.   
      Topics to be Covered Include:

      • Identifying Your Areas of Expertise and Interest:  What Can You Offer the Parties/Why Would the Parties Select You As An Arbitrator/Mediator?
      • Creating a Business Plan and Establishing Realistic Goals 
      • Training and Credentialing:  What Do the Parties Look for When Selecting An Arbitrator/Mediator?
      • Identifying Personal and Professional Obstacles and Overcoming Them
      • Using Social Media Most Effectively 
      • Networking:  Live and Otherwise
      • Applying and Being Accepted to Panels: The Dos and Don’ts of the Panel Applications and Acceptance

      Jeffery T. Zaino, Esq.,  American Arbitration Association
      Marc J. Goldstein, Esq., Marc J Goldstein Litigation &  Arbitration Chambers
      Kenneth L. Andrichik, Esq., Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
      Rosemary Townley, Esq., Arbitrator & Mediator 
      Irene C. Warshauer, Esq., Arbitrator & Mediator 
      Steven Skulnik, Esq., Practicial Law at Thomson Reuters  
      Neal M. Eiseman, Esq., Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP 

      For more information: Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org

      Register Online or to register over the phone please contact our State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452

    • Commercial Arbitration Training, June 1-3, 2015

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

      View Full Program

      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 online or complete Registration form

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

    • October 30th: Fall Meeting

      Save the Date

      October 30, 2015

      Dispute Resolution Section Fall Meeting

      New York Law School 

    • November 13th and 14th: NYSBA/AAA Arbitration Competition

      Save the Date!

      The First Annual NYSBA/AAA Arbitration Competition.

      November 13th and 14th

      Competitors will receive a hypothetical fact pattern based on a domestic commercial dispute, created by leading practitioners in the field. The Competition will be administered and conducted as a real arbitration — organized under the supervision of the AAA, governed by the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules, and Judged by the best AAA arbitrators in the State.

      Save the Date Flyer (pdf file) 

  • 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.

    Read Now>