Upcoming events open for Registration

    • Tue, October 28, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Ave., NYC, Room 1008

    From Volunteer



    How to use your volunteer mediation experience to build a career in ADR


    This panel discussion, co-sponsored by the Cardozo Dispute Resolution Society, will feature practitioners from different professional backgrounds who took varied paths towards advancing their ADR practice. Join us to hear tips and strategies for leveraging volunteer mediation experience into a professional career in ADR, featuring the following speakers:

    Justine Borer

    Elizabeth Clemants

    Patti Murphy

    Gary Shaffer

    Refreshments will be served.

    Free for ACR-GNY Members and Cardozo Law Students, $10 General Admission. 

    • Thu, November 06, 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 899 Tenth Avenue, Room L61, NYC
    The Association for Conflict Resolution
    of Greater New York
    The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College


    NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast


     Conversation with Wendy Kamenshine


     Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    This breakfast will focus on the role of the Ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a relatively new federal agency.  It will examine what an ombudsman does and how it fits in with the broader ADR community. The CFPB Ombudsman’s Office provides an independent, impartial, and confidential resource to informally assist consumers and financial entities in resolving issues with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  More information about the CFPB Ombudsman’s Office is at:

    WENDY KAMENSHINE serves as the first Ombudsman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  In the spring she completed serving two terms as Chair of the Coalition of Federal Ombudsmen and previously organized the DC Ombuds Discussion Group.  Before joining the CFPB, Wendy served as the Senior Ombudsman for the Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman's Office.  Prior to joining the federal government, Wendy practiced international trade law with the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and was a Research Associate at the economics consulting firm, Economists Incorporated. 

     Wendy earned her A.B. in Economics from the University of Chicago and her J.D. from Duke University School of Law.  She also has ombudsman training from the U.S. Ombudsman’s Association and International Ombudsman Association as well as mediation training from Harvard's Program of Instruction for Lawyers, the Northern Virginia Mediation Service, and Duke’s Private Adjudication Center.

Planned events


The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York fulfills part of its mission through regular programs relevant to the field. We are planning our coming year and want to share some of what you can look forward to: 


December - Member Holiday Party

January - Investor State Dispute Settlement

March - Restorative Justice

April - Entertainment in ADR

May - Annual Meeting: Cross-Border Commercial Mediation

June 18 - 14th Annual Conference SAVE THE DATE!


The above information is subject to change. More information coming soon! 

We welcome your suggestions. If you have ideas for programs, topics or speakers, let us know by emailing our Programming Chair, Dana Berman:

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