Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation Program
Learn about Court-Connected ADR Programs where you can resolve your conflicts out of court with creative solutions.

New York City Bar Legal Referral Service
Speak with an Attorney Referral Counselor about a possible referral to a screened and qualified mediator. Mediators are available in only theses areas of law – family and commercial business.

Additional Resources

Major alternative dispute resolution providers have reasserted their commitment to diversifying the selection of arbitrators and mediators. The initiatives include revised contract clauses and the ability to conduct searches with a heightened sensitivity to providing diverse panelists.

For explanations of the recent initiatives, including contract language to help secure diverse neutrals, see these providers’ programs below:

American Arbitration Association

CPR Institute

FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution


NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Additional Directory Resources

New York DEI Neutral Directory

ABA Minorities in Dispute Resolution Directory

ABA Women in Dispute Resolution Directory

The resources listed above are not necessarily New York City Bar Association endorsements of the processes, procedures, contract clauses, organizations or neutrals that may be discussed at the sites to which the links are directed, and are for informational purposes only.