New York – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Genesis Fisher, Esq., to its panel. Ms. Fisher is highly adept at helping companies and families deal with tough issues. Through mediation, one-on-one coaching and conflict resolution training, she gets people talking so they can share their frustrations, address differences and repair trust. She has led or supervised over 250 mediations. Her trainings and workshops have helped over 2,000 people in six countries communicate better and create effective solutions.
Ms. Fisher is currently the director of the Mediation Clinic at New York Law School and has been an adjunct professor there since 2014, having taught more than a dozen courses, from Advanced Legal Methods (legal writing) to Negotiation, Counseling and Interviewing. She taught a sociology practicum on conflict resolution at John Jay College and a mediation course at Rutgers Law School.
Based in New York, Ms. Fisher will serve as a mediator, trainer and facilitator handling business and commercial, family law and employment matters. She is available to conduct sessions in person, as well as virtually for attorneys and their clients across the country.
Ms. Fisher is not only passionate about ADR and its benefits, but she is widely known and respected for her creative approaches in helping parties come to a resolution. With the experience she’s gained throughout her legal career and her comprehensive understanding of ADR, we are confident that she will make an excellent addition to the JAMS panel.
- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO
Ms. Fisher is a past president of the board of directors for the Association for Conflict Resolution in Greater New York, a certified mediator, a former FINRA arbitrator and a member of the Eastern District of New York Mediation Panel. She serves on the inaugural Advisory Committee for the Center for Creative Conflict Resolution, which provides conflict resolution services for over 70 New York City agencies.
Prior to focusing on dispute resolution, Ms. Fisher spent eight years fighting for the rights of indigent clients as a public defender with the Legal Aid Society. She started her legal career at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she worked on national civil rights issues and Alabama jail and women's prison reform. She became interested in public interest law when she was the coordinator of volunteers at the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless in D.C.
In mediation, I challenge, humanize, create, excavate and listen—all to guide parties to a deeper understanding of each other and what they need in a satisfying solution. Then we create options and opportunities that neither party thought were possible. I’m looking forward to using my skills and knowledge in my new role as a JAMS neutral.
- Genesis Fisher, Esq.
Ms. Fisher received her B.A. from Smith College and her J.D. from New York University School of Law.
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Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.
With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.
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