28-Hour Basic Mediation Training

Monday, July 15, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, July 22, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The 28-hour, four-day training will be provided in-person at the NYC Bar
Association and will include breakfast and lunch on each day.

Lead Trainer:
Rebecca Price
Director, ADR Program, US District Court, SDNY

  • Registration Fee: $1,795 City Bar Members & Court Staff | $1,995 Nonmembers

    This 28-Hour Initial Mediation Training is designed to provide a firm foundation in the mediation of court disputes, with a blend of theory and practice.  The training will introduce skills and approaches designed to assist in the mediation of court-annexed cases.  Specific topics to be covered include: mediation norms in court-annexed cases, pre-mediation process, active listening, use of caucus, effective inquiry, and working through barriers to an agreement.  The training will also address issues of ethics, identity, and culture in mediation. A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the program.

    This training is approved for the 24-hour training under Part 146 of the Rules of the Chief Administrative Judge. Final placement on any court roster is at the discretion of the local Administrative Judge and participation in a course that is either approved or pending approval does not guarantee placement on a local court roster.

    Attendance at all four days of the program is required.
    Registration is limited; advanced registration is strongly advised.

    **The City Bar is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to this program in an effort to encourage diverse attorneys to consider adding Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to their practices.  Please see the Scholarships tab for more information on how to apply.**

  • Rebecca Price is the Director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to this position she directed the Mediation Clinic at Brooklyn Law School, was a Supervising Attorney in the Mediation Clinic at CUNY School of Law, and taught ADR at the New York University School of Continuing Professional Studies. Rebecca has also taught lawyering/legal writing, and interviewing and counseling, at Cardozo Law School, and was supervising attorney in the Economic Justice Program at CUNY School of Law. Rebecca is the former Coordinator of the Special Education/Early Intervention and ACCES VR Mediation Programs for Safe Horizon Mediation Program (now the New York Peace Institute). Before turning her focus to ADR, Rebecca was the Assistant Director of Visual AIDS, created and oversaw the Children’s Mental Health Project at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and was a Senior Attorney in the Special Litigation and Appeals Unit of the Mental Hygiene Legal Service. Rebecca is certified as an Initial Mediation Trainer for the Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program of the Unified Court System of the State of New York. Rebecca currently teaches an ADR Survey at New York University School of Law and is a frequent speaker and trainer about mediation, conflict resolution, and communication. In the Spring of 2023, she was appointed Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, overseeing the mediation clinical programs for that semester. Rebecca was named a 2017 honoree for Distinguished Leadership as part of the New York Law Journal’s Professional Excellence Awards, and Frontline Champion by the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York for Mediation Settlement Day 2019. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and her dogs.

  • Carol Buckler
    Professor of Law Emerita, New York Law School

    Rachel Gupta
    Gupta Dispute Resolutions LLC

    Danielle Shalov
    ADR Administrator, U.S. District Court EDNY

    Iyana Titus
    Assistant Commissioner for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, NYC Parks & Recreation

  • Day 1: Monday, July 15, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    9:00 – 9:15am            Welcome and Overview

    9:15 – 10:15am           Group Introductions

    10:15 – 10:45am         Historical Roots of ADR, the Continuum, and Mediation Values

    10:45 – 11:15am         What Makes Court-Connected Mediation Different

    11:15 – 11:45am         Break

    11:45 – 12:40pm         Active Listening/Practice with Positions and Interests

    12:40 – 1:30pm           Lunch

    1:30 – 3:10pm            Introduction to skills and connection between theory and skills

    3:10 – 3:20pm            Break

    3:20 – 4:40pm            Reflection

    4:40 – 5:00pm            Q&A

    Day 2: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    9:00 – 9:15am             Welcome, Recap, and Agenda for the Day

    9:15 – 10:15am           Pre-Mediation Process/Opening Statements

    10:15 – 11:00am         Break

    11:00 – 12:45pm         Role Play #1

    12:45 – 1:30pm           Lunch

    1:30 – 3:00pm             Track 1A: Information Gaps (1): Expanding Information with Questions

    1:30 – 3:00pm             Track 1B: Information Gaps (2): Providing Information

    3:00 – 4:45pm             Role Play #2

    4:45 –5:00pm              Q&A

     

    Day 3: Monday, July 22, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    9:00 – 9:15am             Welcome, Recap, and Agenda for the Day

    9:15 – 10:30am           Caucus How To/Substance

    10:30- 10:45am           Break

    10:45 – 12:30pm         Role Play #3

    12:30 – 1:10pm           Lunch

    1:10 – 2:00pm            Working with Attorneys

    2:00 – 2:50pm             Bias and Cultural Competence

    2:50 –3:00pm              Break

    3:00 – 4:50pm             Role Play #4

    4:50 – 5:00pm             Q&A

     

    Day 4: Tuesday, July 23, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    9:00 – 9:15am             Welcome, Recap, and Agenda for the Day

    9:15 – 10:05am           Closing/Agreements

    10:05 –10:15am          Break

    10:15 – 11:45am         Model Standards/Ethics

    11:45 – 12:30pm         Lunch

    12:30 – 1:45pm           Generating Movement

    1:45 – 4:00pm             Role Play #5

    4:00 – 5:00pm             Parking Lot/ Closing

  • NY CLE Credit: 26.5 Total (23 Skills, 1.5 Ethics, 1.0 Professional Practice & 1.0 DEI)

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution, Philip Goldstein, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Yelena Balashchenko, Manager, Business Development & Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | ybalashchenko@nycbar.org

  • Diversity Scholarship Opportunity: Basic Mediation Training

    The City Bar is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to the upcoming Basic Mediation Training program in an effort to encourage diverse attorneys to consider adding Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to their practices. This program is approved under Part 146 of the Rules of the Chief of the Chief Administrative Judge and satisfies the training requirements of many local court ADR panels.

    Note that attendance at all four days of the program is required.  The program will run in-person at the City Bar on the following dates/times:

    Monday & Tuesday, July 15 & 16, 2024 and
    Monday & Tuesday, July 22 & 23, 2024
    9am – 5pm

    If you would like to be considered for the scholarship, please see this link, and upload a brief statement of interest and your resume by June 3.  Questions may be directed to diversity@nycbar.org