Mediation Settlement Day (MSD) is a free annual event hosted by ACR-GNY that celebrates the importance and value of conflict resolution for the greater New York community.
Each year a theme is selected for MSD activities. ACR-GNY convenes members of the conflict resolution community for a conversation on the selected topic and to celebrate the new Frontline Champion Award honoree/s. This year's event will feature a panel engaging key ADR leaders to discuss the future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the “New Normal.”
The ACR-GNY’s Frontline Champion award recognizes individuals who have made a meaningful impact on the field of mediation or helped others through their commitment to the effective practice of mediation. Frontline Champion honorees are named and celebrated at each year's Mediation Settlement Day event.
This year's Frontline Champion Award Honoree is Chris M. Kwok, Esq.
2020 Mediation Settlement Day Agenda
Welcome by Honorary Chairs
Denise Shaw | Co-Founder, ADR Inclusion Network
Sheila Sproule | Co-Founder and Executive Director, ADR Inclusion Network, and Assistant ADR Coordinator, NYS United Court System
Presentation of the 2020 Frontline Champion Award
Chris M. Kwok | JAMS
ADR Leaders Discuss Current & Future Opportunities for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: How Can We Leverage the New Normal to Help Move the Needle?
Chris Kwok | JAMS Neutral
David Reinman | Supervisory ADR Coordinator, US EEOC
Maria Volpe | Professor and Director of Dispute Resolution Program, John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY; Director of Dispute Resolution Program
Honorable Shahabuddeen Ally | Supervising Judge, New York Country Civil Court, New York, County
- Business & Commercial
- Employment Law
- Higher Education & Title IX
- International & Cross Border