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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Matrimonial Law Cases

Comments by the Alternative Dispute Resolution, Domestic Violence and Matrimonial Law Committees regarding the Office of Court Administration’s proposed rule on alternative dispute resolution in matrimonial law cases, February 2013

Attorney Fees

A.5275 (AM Titone) / S.1546 (Sen. Sampson) - Authorizes an attorney to attach a lien to awards and settlement proceeds received by his or her client through alternative dispute resolution or settlement.

  • Proposed amendments to the Judiciary Law Sections 475 and 475-a , November 2008.
  • Report in support of legislation by the Committee on Professional Responsibility, the Committee on Arbitration and the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Reissued April 2011.
  • "Statement of the New York City Bar Association on Amendment to the Lien Law" - 44th Street Blog,October 4, 2012
  • Signed by Governor, Chp. 478 - October 3, 2012


Report from the Committee on Pro Bono & Legal Services and the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution in response to the November 2010 report of the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in the Areas of ADR/Mediation and Simplification of Forms and Processes, June 2011.

Uniform Mediation Act

S.1340 (Sen. Volker) - would enhance the confidentiality afforded to communications made in the context of mediation, as well as promote uniformity among state mediation laws.

  • Report in support of legislation by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, February 2002.




For a full list of committee reports, click here.