The following is a list of our upcoming events:

Upcoming events

    • Thu, May 01, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 524 West 59th Street, New Building, Facultry Dining Room, 2nd Floor, NYC
    The Association for Conflict Resolution
    of Greater New York
    The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College


    NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast


    New Building, Faculty Dining Room

    2nd Floor*


     Lela Love and Glen Parker 

    Stories are powerful!  Their capacity to engage listeners and to generate understanding is immense.   Stories may be an important element in allowing a broader understanding of the mediation process.  Editor of Stories Mediators Tell and veteran mediator Lela Love will talk about the importance of stories and will provide a few engaging narratives to get the session started.

    New York Peace Institute’s Glen Parker, also a veteran mediator, will serve as moderator and will invite participants to tell stories about a case (or a fictionalized version of a case if confidentiality requires) designed to make a point regarding mediation's potential to shift parties towards more constructive engagement with one another or, perhaps, to serve as a cautionary tale about mediation’s destructive capacity.  An opportunity for audience questions and interactions will follow each story.

    LELA PORTER LOVE is Professor of Law and Director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (NYC).  Lela regularly conducts mediation and arbitration training programs, teaching both nationally and internationally, and has an active practice as a neutral, ranging from community disputes to complex litigated matters.  She has written widely on the topic of dispute resolution, including three law school textbooks, and mediated a simulated product liability dispute for COURT TV.  Her newest book, co-edited with Eric Galton, is Stories Mediator Tell, a best seller of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section.  She has also authored with Joseph Stulberg,  The Middle Voice: Mediating Conflict Successfully, 2nd ed.  She is the Past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution.

    GLEN PARKERthe Civil Court Coordinator for Manhattan at New York Peace Institute, oversees NYPI's delivery of services in the Civil and Small Claims courts of Lower Manhattan and Harlem. Glen is also the Lemon Law Arbitration Coordinator for New York County. Since becoming a mediator in 2009, Glen has been involved in numerous projects in the field of ADR, including assisting the New York State Division of Human Rights to develop a mediation program for their cases and being a part of the Mediation Working Group at Occupy Wall Street. He is an adjunct professor at Cardozo School of Law and is on the Board of Directors of the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, for which he serves as a co-chair for this year’s annual conference. 

    * To access Faculty Dining room, enter on Tenth Avenue, go down the escalators past the elevators into the new building, past the turnstiles and public safety officers' desk on the right, continue almost all the way to Eleventh Avenue and take the elevators on the right to 2nd floor. Reverse your direction, heading back toward Tenth Avenue, past the escalators, and Faculty Dining Room is on your right.

    • Tue, May 06, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 899 Tenth Avenue at 59th St, Room 9.64 overlooking the Hudson
    Please join us at our Annual Meeting - we welcome your participation (even if you must come late)!! 

    We elect our slate of officers and directors for the upcoming year, Jeffrey T. Zaino, Esq., Vice President of the American Arbitration Association will present - A Better ADR process with AAA - Tips on new initiatives and how to develop your ADR career, and we will enjoy networking and refreshments with friends, colleagues and new ADR contacts. 
    Come at 6pm for a chance to win a Free Membership.


    The following individuals are STANDING FOR ELECTION:

    James Rhodes, Esq.

    Vice President, Strategic Planning

    Charles Newman Esq.

    Director at Large

    Jeff Thompson

    Director at Large

    Dana Berman

    Director at Large

    Todd Drucker

    Director at Large

    The following Board Members continue their terms; NOT up for re-election:

    Elizabeth Clemants


    Lisa Grace Cohen


    Denise Shaw, Esq.


    Rita Callahan

    Vice President, Membership

    Alexandra Dosman


    Sheila Sproule

    Immediate Past President

    James Berger

    Director at Large

    Eric Goldman

    Director at Large

    Glen Parker

    Director at Large

    Alex Yaroslavsky

    Director at Large

    Frank J. Scardilli, Esq.

    Honorary Life Time Board Member

    Please note:  If you are unable to attend this annual meeting and wish to vote, please use this link acrgny 2014-15 Slate.doc to download the bios and a proxy which should be submitted to  

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Please join us at our Special Presentation by Jeffrey Zaino, Esq., the Vice President of the Commercial Division of the American Arbitration Association in New York. He oversees administration of the large, complex commercial caseload, user outreach, and panel of commercial neutrals in New York. He joined the Association in 1990. Mr. Zaino is dedicated to promoting ADR methods and services. His professional affiliations include the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, and Westchester County Bar Association. He has also written and published extensively on the topics of election reform and ADR and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Bloomberg to discuss national election reform efforts and the Help America Vote Act.


    This event is open to all and free to all active ACR-GNY members. Refreshments will be served.  

    Not a member of ACR-GNY?  Click here to join our organization today, participate in our annual meeting (and vote!) and enjoy discounts to all ACR-GNY events and programs.

Past events

Thu, April 03, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - Disaster Mediation: Storm Sandy Insurance Claim Dispute Resolution Mediation
Thu, March 06, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -
Tue, February 25, 2014 Cross Cultural Issues in International Mediation
Thu, February 06, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Dealing with Differences
Thu, January 09, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - Compassionate Communication
Wed, December 11, 2013 Holiday Cocktail & Networking Party for Members
Thu, December 05, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Urban Peacemaking: The Red Hook Community Justice Experience in Brooklyn
Thu, November 07, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Envisioning Alternatives through Peacebuilding and the Arts
Mon, October 21, 2013 ACR-GNY Conference Planning Committee Meeting
Thu, October 03, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Loosening Our Attachment to Possessions
Thu, September 12, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Collaborative Agreements in Police-Community Conflicts
Thu, August 01, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Creating Collaboration in the Work Place
Thu, July 11, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Death, Dying and Conflict Resolution
Thu, June 20, 2013 ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2013
Thu, June 06, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Peacemaking After Deadly Conflict
Thu, May 16, 2013 Hands-on Blogging Workshop
Thu, May 02, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediator Ethics: 'no view from nowhere'?
Thu, April 25, 2013 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, April 04, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - IDENTIFYING GOOD AND BAD MEDIATION PRACTICE
Thu, February 21, 2013 Join ACR-GNY's Youth & Diversity Committee at Columbia's Annual Conflict Resolution Internship Fair
Thu, February 07, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - UNDERSTANDING-BASED MODEL OF MEDIATION
Sun, February 03, 2013 Bringing the NYC Dispute Resolution community together in the aftermath of the Newtown Tragedy: An Open Space Forum
Tue, January 22, 2013 Class Arbitration
Thu, January 03, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - OPERATION RESPECT
Wed, December 12, 2012 Holiday Cocktail & Networking Party for Members
Thu, December 06, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - THE TRANSFORMING CONFLICT LAB
Thu, October 18, 2012 Youth and the Criminal Justice System
Wed, October 17, 2012 Mediation Settlement Day
Thu, October 04, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - WHAT SHAMAN CAN TEACH US ABOUT MEDIATING
Thu, September 06, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Lessons Learned in Construction Conflict Resolution: Their Application in the Broader ADR Field
Thu, August 02, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediation When Mental Illness Is a Factor
Thu, July 05, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Turkey: Failed in VOM; Headed for Paradise in Civil Mediation?
Thu, June 21, 2012 ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2012
Thu, June 07, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - BURUNDI: Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities
Thu, May 03, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Using Theater to Transform Conflict and Create Social Change
Wed, May 02, 2012 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, April 05, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - KAVI: KINGS AGAINST VIOLENCE INITIATIVE
Thu, March 01, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A PROBLEM?
Wed, February 29, 2012 Nuts & Bolts of Building a Practice in Arbitration, as an Ombuds, in Elder Mediation & with Youth
Thu, January 05, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - MEDIATORS BEYOND BORDERS INTERNATIONAL
Thu, December 08, 2011 Holiday Cocktail & Networking Party for Members
Thu, December 01, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - OCCUPY WALL STREET and the DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMUNITY
Thu, November 03, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - TRIBAL CONFLICT AND MASTERY
Thu, October 06, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - AMEENA MATTHEWS from The Interrupters
Thu, September 08, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - CHANGE IN PROGRAM
Thu, August 04, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediation through the Eyes of New York Litigators
Thu, July 07, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - How Our Values Shape Our Practice
Thu, June 23, 2011 ACR-GNY Annual Conference
Thu, June 02, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - The Five Percent
Wed, May 18, 2011 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, May 05, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Strategic Drafting of Mediation Forms
Mon, April 11, 2011 Member Monday Presentation: "The Art of Perception"
Fri, April 08, 2011 ACR-GNY and Safe Horizon Mediation Program Screening: "Fairly Legal": Fair to Mediation?
Thu, April 07, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Top Ten Challenges for a Corporate Ombudsman
Thu, April 07, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Effective Ways to Deal with Stress
Mon, March 21, 2011 Member Monday: Members-Only Cocktails & Networking Party
Thu, March 03, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Anger Management and Mediation
Mon, February 28, 2011 Med-Arb Is Here to Stay: Why Not Learn About It?
Thu, February 03, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - TOWARDS A MORE PERFECT UNION
Thu, January 20, 2011 Increasing Public Awareness of Mediation
Thu, January 06, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Conflict Resolution within a Chaotic Reality
Thu, December 02, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Understanding and Addressing Humiliation
Thu, November 04, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - The Colors of War
Thu, October 14, 2010 Fall Networking & Noshing
Thu, October 07, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - What Can We Do, in a Polarized World, to Restore Civil Dialogue?
Thu, September 02, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Using Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) as a Tool in Mediation
Thu, August 05, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - How to Succeed in Your Mediation Practice
Thu, July 01, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediation Potential in Racially Charged Police Community Relations
Thu, June 24, 2010 ACR-GNY Annual Conference
Thu, June 03, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Interfaith Initiative: Community of Living Traditions
Thu, May 06, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - SEEDS OF PEACE
Wed, April 21, 2010 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, April 01, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - ADR in the Ismaili Muslim Community
Tue, March 16, 2010 Emerging Role of the Corporate, Organizational & Transnational* Ombuds
Thu, March 04, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediating With People with Disabilities
Thu, February 04, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Alternatives to Violence Project
Thu, January 07, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Conflict Resolution Programs in Schools
Tue, December 08, 2009 Roundtable Breakfast - The Importance of Forgiveness in our Individual and Collective Lives
Thu, November 05, 2009 Roundtable Breakfast - A Roadmap for Mediation in Turkey
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