The Litigative DNA - The Underutilization of Mediation in New York and What Can Be Done About It

The Litigative DNA – The Underutilization of Mediation in New York and What Can Be Done About It

Presented By: New York State Bar Association - Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Corporate Counsel Section, and Dispute Resolution Section

About the Event

This joint program of the Commercial and Federal Litigation, Corporate Counsel, and Dispute Resolution Sections will explore the contemporary role of mediation in New York and the potential expansion of that role along the lines of initiatives that have taken place in other jurisdictions. The program will also address the substantial need for additional mediators and trained mediation counsel if the use of mediation is substantially increased in the courts in New York. Speakers will include representatives of court systems from New York (Federal and State) and other jurisdictions to examine what happens when court systems substantially increase the number and types of cases that are sent to mediation. Speakers will also include mediators, party representatives, and representatives of mediation providers, including the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, CPR, and FINRA. Leading judges and Bar leaders will also speak at the conference to discuss the possible increase in the use of mediation in New York and how that might be caused to happen. The program is appropriate for inside counsel, litigators, mediators, judges, ADR providers, and others interested in the present level of mediation provided by the courts in New York and the potential for expanding that level of mediation.


8.0 MCLE credits (1.0 MCLE Credit in Ethics, 7.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice)

Date / Time

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM EST


Fordham Law School
Costantino & Bateman Rooms
150 W 62nd St
New York, NY 10023


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JAMS Featured Speakers



Hon. Helen Freedman (Ret.)

Levels of Use of Mediation by Private Providers and in the Ad Hoc World–– and Reasons There is Not a Greater Level of Use
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 10:30AM - 11:30 AM EST


Featured People

Hon. Helen E. Freedman (Ret.)
  • Appellate
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Government/Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Pharmaceuticals/Mass Tort
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Special Master/ Discovery Referee