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Mediation Settlement Day Kick-Off 2018

  • Tuesday, October 09, 2018
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, 40 Foley Square

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ACR-GNY and its partners are proud to host

Mediation Settlement Day Kick-Off 2018 

ADR + Access to Justice 

TuesdayOctober 9, 2018


Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, 40 Foley Square

Processes like mediation are widely recognized for empowering parties to secure a result that is self-determined and often unobtainable in court. From federal appellate mediation to restorative justice in criminal court cases – ADR and A2J intersect in numerous ways. 

Join leaders in both fields as we discuss the ways in which ADR processes are effective in achieving substantive and procedural justice, and how we might widen their use. 

Honorary Chair:

Hon. Edwina G. Mendelson, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives, New York State Unified Court System.

Special Guest:

Fern Schair, Chair of the Board of Advisors of the Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham Law School


This year, we present the Frontline Champion Award to Daniel Weitz, Esq, Director, Division of Professional & Court Services, NYS Unified Court System. This award recognizes individuals who have made a meaningful impact on the field of mediation or helped others through their commitment to the effective practice of mediation.  

Breakout Sessions:

Join fellow professionals in breakout sessions with focused discussion on these topics:

Access to Juvenile Justice Consider how ADR processes can address the Access to Justice questions that arise from Raise the Age with Judge Edwina Mendelson

Appellate Mediation: The Pro Se Challenge -  Explore the unique features of mediation at the appellate level, strategies to enhance access, and special challenges for the Pro Se litigant with mediators for the Second Circuit, Kathleen Scanlon and Dean Leslie.

High Volume Courts - ADR+A2J in the high-volume courts, like Family and Housing, that see matters involving essential human needs. Discuss with members of the state court's ADR Advisory Committee, Judge Anthony Cannataro and Antoinette Delruelle 

How ADR Organizations are thinking about Access to JusticeWhat measures are being taken by ADR administrators to address access to arbitration and mediation services? Share ideas with Ken Adrichick (FINRA), Niki Borofsky (CPR), Citlalli Grace (CPR), and Jeff Zaino (AAA)

These sessions will explore how ADR is being used to support Access to Justice as well as brainstorm how the breadth of ADR services and programs can expand to further reach those who might benefit. We will further consider how these A2J questions can impact our professional practice and align with our career building.

Light Refreshments will be served

This event is free and open to the public – registration is required and space is limited. Please register by October 4th.

*Guests must present a government-issued photo ID to security and pass through security screening, so they should plan on arriving at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Guests must surrender their electronic devices at security. They cannot bring them into the courthouse. So bring your business cards!


Association for Conflict Resolution - Greater New York Chapter


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ACR-GNY's mission and programming are generously sponsored by:

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