NEW!!  Court-Approved Part 146 Online Initial Mediator Training

New York Law School has been approved to provide 24-hour Initial Mediation Training satisfying one aspect of Part 146 requirements.  The first training will be held online July 20, 21, 23, 24 and 25.  Further details, and registration, are available HERE.

The Wednesday Lunch Conversation Series

Every second Wednesday, New York Law School’s ADR Skills Program hosts informal discussions with leading figures in the field of dispute resolution.  All events take place on Zoom, are free of charge, and begin at 1:00 pm Eastern.   Register HERE.

The Wednesday Lunch Series is sponsored by General Electric Company.

For further information and to register for events, contact

A video of the first Wednesday Conversation, with Laura Kaster on May 20, can be viewed HERE.

A video of the second Wednesday Conversation, with India Johnson, can be viewed HERE.

A video of the third Wednesday Conversation, with Prof. John Lande, can be viewed HERE.

A video of the fourth Wednesday Conversation, with former Edward Jones General Counsel Jim Tricarico, can be viewed HERE.


Presumptive ADR in the New York Courts

The New York Unified Court System is undergoing one of the most fundamental changes in years – the introduction of presumptive alternative dispute resolution for a wide variety of filed litigation across the State of New York.  On June 10, 2020, the leadership of this initiative explained how presumptive ADR systems are being designed and implemented.  Speakers included Danielle Shalov, Dan Weitz, Joan Levenson, Jean Norton and Lisa Courtney.  A video of this event is available HERE.

Cutting-Edge Issues in Commercial Arbitration

This perennially favorite event moved online on May 14, 2020.  It featured renowned arbitrators discussing the hottest topics in commercial dispute resolution. This event was co-presented by the American Arbitration Association.  A video of this event is available HERE.

Sixth Annual ADR and Diversity Symposium

This annual event took place on January 28, 2020, and investigated the causes of obstacles to diversity in the ADR profession and seeks to devise strategies to overcome them. This event was co-presented by the American Arbitration Association.

Mediating Emotionally Charged Disputes

On October 10, 2019, Elizabeth J. Shampnoi, Esq., Director of Mediation and Conflict Resolution at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and Felicia Faber, an experienced mediator, discussed the special challenges in convening, preparing for, and conducting mediations involving sexual harassment in the workplace and other emotionally charged conflicts.  A video is available HERE.

International Commercial Dispute Resolution: Resolving Conflicts and Enforcing Agreements

Wolf von Kumberg, an independent arbitrator and mediator based in London, joined us on September 11, 2019, to discuss lessons learned from a career representing major corporations in cross-border business conflicts, challenges of conveying business goals to outside counsel, and the newest development in international mediation: the Singapore Convention.

Cutting-Edge Topics in Commercial Arbitration

On April 23, 2019, a panel of renowned arbitrators discussed the hottest topics in commercial dispute resolution.  A Co-Presentation with the American Arbitration Association.  Video is available HERE.

LGBTQ Issues in The Modern Workplace

On March 19, 2019, New York Law School Professor Arthur Leonard led a discussion of the legal and managerial issues presented by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.  Panelists included Ezra Cukor of THE NYC Human Rights Commission, Omar Gonzalez-Pagan of Lamda Legal, and Jillian Weiss of Outten & Golden LLP.  A video of the presentation is available HERE.