Mediation Apprenticeships, Mentorships, and Gaining That Coveted Experience!

Join us for a panel discussion focused on how and where to obtain the practical experience and mentorship you need to take your basic mediation skills to the next level, as well as how to join various mediation panels. Given the reality of COVID-19, there has been a greater demand for qualified mediators to serve their communities and the courts. Our panel of experts – from Community Dispute Resolution Centers (CDRCs), state and federal courts, local organizations, and private practitioners – talk about opportunities for participation by mediators with diverse backgrounds as well as the challenges the courts and the local communities are facing.

Knar Nahikian, Attorney/Mediator, Founder of Knar Law & ADR

Chris Daly, Director of Mediator Education & Quality Assurance, New York Peace Institute
Antoinette Delruelle, Senior Staff Attorney, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
Lisa Denig, Special Counsel for ADR Initiatives, New York Courts
Kenneth Neumann, Director, Center for Mediation and Training, Inc.
Rebecca Price, Director, ADR Program, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Stephen Slate, Executive Director, Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution (IMCR)
Laura Waldman, Program Manager, Community Mediation Services (CMS)
Robyn Weinstein, ADR Administrator, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Lynn Williams, Mediator, Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution (IMCR)

Sponsoring Committee:
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Charles M. Newman, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Committee:
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Matthew Morningstar and Robert Marchman, Co-Chairs
Minorities in the Profession, Johan Tatoy and Jonathan Waldauer, Co-Chairs