2017 ACR-GNY Annual Conference
Presented By: Association for Conflict Resolution - Greater New York Chapter (ACR-GNY)
About the Event
Over 200 conflict resolution professionals gather each year at the Conference to network and benefit from panels and workshops on current topics impacting the field of dispute resolution - from local community mediation to international peacemaking and from restorative justice initiatives to commercial practice, and much more.
Conference Highlights include:
- Special Guests – Brian Lehrer of WNYC will interview Kenneth R. Feinberg
- Achievement Award Honoree – Common Justice
- Achievement Award Honoree – James Carter of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
- Pre-Conference Cocktail Reception at JAMS NY on June 14th
- Half-Day workshop on Cultural Humility
- 17 Concurrent Panel Sessions and Workshops
12 hours of CLE credit hours pending, including 1 Hour of Ethics
June 14 - 15, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Pre-Conference Kick-Off Cocktail Reception
JAMS New York Resolution Center
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Conference Sessions at Cardozo School of Law
8:00 AM – 6:30 PM EST
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
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JAMS Featured Speakers
Dina R. Jansenson, Esq.
Lester J. Levy, Esq.
Resolving Complex Commercial Disputes through Mediation: The Mediator's Perspective
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 9:45 AM - 10:35 AM EST
This panel addresses important techniques a mediator can use when resolving complex commercial disputes in the mediation setting. Topics to be discussed include: the importance of the pre-mediation call; best practices when asking for mediation briefs; running an effective joint session; the nuances of caucusing; getting beyond impasse; and, techniques for follow-up when a mediation does not settle. This program will benefit both commercial mediators who want to hone their skills as well as attorneys interested in understanding the mediator perspective when advocating for their clients at a commercial mediation.