The 17th Annual ACR-GNY Conference
Presented By: Association for Conflict Resolution – Greater New York Chapter
About the Event
Over 250 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. Conference attendees include: community mediators, international peacekeepers, restorative justice practitioners, domestic and international commercial mediators and arbitrators, academics, organizational conflict resolution professionals, and much more.
2018 Conference Highlights Include:
Up to 6.0 hours of NY CLE credit, including the new Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias credit.
Date / Time
Monday, June 4, 2018
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
JAMS New York
New York Law School
JAMS Featured Speakers
Chris Kwok, Esq.
|The Unheralded Importance of Active Listening in Commercial and Non-Commercial Mediations
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 11:15 am – 12:15 pm EST
The successful resolution of any mediation, commercial or non-commercial, strongly depends on active listening and speaking to understand the clients/parties in an effort toward resolving conflict. In this skills-building panel discussion, attendees will learn how to listen actively - what techniques the mediators or attorneys have found useful from preparation, to the types of questions asked, how to withhold judgement, how to avoid speaking over/drawing conclusions, to reading and reflecting nonverbal cues.
Peter H. Woodin, Esq.
|What Artists, Entertainers and Celebrities Want from ADR
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 10:10 am – 11:00 am EST
Unlike other types of disputes, when artistic collaborations go bad or artists have disagreements with their distributors, there are usually intangible issues on the table that a resolution on financial terms alone can't solve. Whether there are disputes about billing or proper crediting for projects in development, revenue shares on existing and future exploitations of creative works or respective rights when collaborative relationships falter, disputes among authors rarely lend themselves to traditional commercial solutions because everything of value originated entirely in the heads of the parties in dispute. Also, there is a frequently a ticking clock on these disputes as production milestones, openings and release dates loom that make even expedited arbitration challenging. The panel will discuss the unique challenges inherent in disputes among creative collaborators and the lessons they have learned in helping to resolve those disputes.
Robert Davidson, Esq.
|60 Years Since the New York Convention: How Has Arbitration Changed?
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm EST
On 10 June 1958, a diplomatic conference convened by the United Nations in New York concluded the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. The so called New York Convention is one of the most successful treaties in the area of commercial law, currently adhered to by 157 States, including the major trading nations. It has served as a model for many subsequent international legislative texts on arbitration. The program will discuss the changes over the past sixty years since the New York Convention’s ratification in the U.S. Topics include the changing role of arbitral rules, arbitrators, discovery, awards and enforcement proceedings, and the landscape of arbitral institutions. Participants will be asked to consider whether public perception about arbitration has changed and whether the role of the courts has evolved in response to the increased use of arbitration over litigation.
- Engineering and Construction
- Financial Markets
- Intellectual Property
- International & Cross-Border
- Life Sciences
- Business & Commercial
- Employment Law
- Higher Education & Title IX
- International & Cross Border
- Class Action/Mass Tort
- Construction Defect
- Entertainment and Sports
- Federal Law
- Intellectual Property
- Personal Injury/Torts
- Pharmaceuticals/Mass Tort
- Professional Liability