Tuesday, March 25th
This program sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association and the following:
Davis Polk & Wardwell
450 Lexington Avenue
New York City
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- Asian American Bar Association of New York
- Latino Lawyers Association
- Dominican Bar Association
- Puerto Rican Bar Association
- The Association of Black Women Attorneys
- Metropolitan Black Bar Association
- Black Bar Association of Bronx County
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- South Asian Bar Association of New York
Dispute Resolution Section Chair: John Wilkinson, Esq.
Program Co-Chairs: Alfreida B. Kenny, Esq. and Carolyn Hansen, Esq.
5:30-5:55 pm: Registration
5:55-6:00 pm: Welcoming Remarks
6:00-6:55 pm: Initiatives of ADR Providers to Increase Diversity Among ADR Practitioners
A panel of renowned ADR providers, scholars and administrators with a wealth of experience in the development and marketing of neutrals throughout the United States and internationally will discuss their practices for recruiting and selecting neutrals, the efforts they have undertaken to diversify their rosters of neutrals, and their efforts to further expose the users of their ADR services to racially and ethnically diverse panels of arbitrators and mediators. The panelists also will examine the challenges involved in increasing the visibility, availability and acceptability of a racially and ethnically diverse roster of neutrals in the private, sector as well as in court-sponsored ADR programs.
Helena Tavares Erickson, Esq., Senior Vice-President & Secretary, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution
Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, Esq.,Executive Director, International Court of Arbitration
Daniel Weitz, Esq., Deputy Director and ADR Coordinator, Division of Professional and Court Services, New York State Unified Court System
Todd Drucker, Esq., Senior Practice Development Manager, JAMS
Haydeé Rosario, Esq., Labor & Employment Arbitrator & Mediator
7:00-7:55pm: Strategies and Tips for Pursuing a Career as a Successful Neutral
A panel of distinguished ADR professionals will provide their perspectives on how to navigate a successful career as a neutral, describing how they got started; recommending specific networking, marketing, and promotional activities; discussing how best to leverage diversity issues; and providing practical tips for increasing the opportunities for being selected as a neutral.
Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq., Vice President, American Arbitration Association and Executive Director/Mediator, MEDIATION.org (a division of AAA)
Larry D. Harris, Esq., Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Deborah Masucci, Esq., Chair of the Board, International Mediation Institute and Full-Time Arbitrator
Theodore K. Cheng, Esq., Partner, Fox Horan & Camerini LLP
8:00-8:25pm Strategies for Addressing Cross Cultural Issues in Dispute Resolution
Communication and understanding are critical to dispute resolution. National or societal patterns of conduct, transmitted through culture, can be confusing and misunderstood by people from other cultures. We will discuss the importance of cross-cultural communication skills and tools to employ when resolving disputes among parties of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Our internationally renowned panelist will explore this topic as it relates to parties, counsel and neutrals, as well as the benefits of including neutrals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in the dispute resolution process and the benefits of including neutrals who are knowledgeable about cross cultural issues.
Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, Esq., Executive Director, International Court of Arbitration
Carolyn E. Hansen, Esq., International Attorney, Mediator and Arbitrator
8:30-9:00pm: Networking ReceptionUnder New York’s MCLE rule, this program will provide you with a total of 2.5 CREDIT HOURS in the category of Skills THIS PROGRAM IS TRANSITIONAL AND THEREFORE SUITABLE FOR NEWLY ADMITTED ATTORNEYS