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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - RESPONDING TO THE MEDIA WHEN CONFIDENTIALITY IS AT STAKE
    to share information that can help an individual Is there ever an occasion when suspension of confidentiality is appropriate Come hear this exciting group of panelists discuss this difficult issue RUSS BLEEMER is the editor of CPR s monthly newsletter on business conflict resolution Alternatives produced by CPR Institute and Jossey Bass a unit of John Wiley Sons In his role as Alternatives editor Mr Bleemer reports on practices and issues of concern to business law firms government and the courts He has analyzed the conflict resolution implications of a wide variety of legal world events and trends including the ADR aftermath of Hurricane Katrina business issues faced by ADR providers and changing disclosure requirements for law firms and neutrals practitioners Mr Bleemer also is editor of Mediation Approaches Insights Juris Publishing 2005 He and Alternatives have received nine national awards for newsletter writing and reporting since 2005 from the ASBPE the Specialized Information Publishers Foundation the Society of National Association Publications and the Apex Awards for Publication Excellence Previously he was law editor for New Jersey Law Journal and an associate at a New York firm Mr Bleemer is longtime Program Coordinator of Monday Night Law a free legal clinic at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York which provides advice to more than 1 000 needy New Yorkers annually He recruits and oversees training for about 100 volunteers and was part of the group that started the program in 1991 He is the former chair and former secretary of the bar committee that sponsors the program the Committee for Legal Services for Persons of Moderate Means Mr Bleemer is an honors graduate of the George Washington Law School in Washington D C and Marietta College in Marietta Ohio JAMES P KINNEY is an FMCS Commissioner He has been a Federal Mediator since February 2003 He has mediated labor disputes in the federal and private sectors including the healthcare manufacturing maritime and shipping higher education retail and sales communication transportation and chemical industries He has also conducted numerous trainings in Conflict Resolution Negotiations and Mediation to unionized workplaces and handled numerous grievance mediations workplace and EEO mediations James has also taught labor relations and negotiations courses at the Rutgers University NJ Labor Mgt Center Columbia University NY and Middlesex County College in Edison NJ He has also been a volunteer community mediator at IMCR Bronx NY NYPD Civilian Complaint Review Board and the NJ municipal courts Prior to being appointed to the FMCS James spent 20 years with the United States Postal Service where he spent over 14 years as a union advocate and officer holding many local union positions including Vice President and Arbitration Advocate He holds a B A in Labor Studies from Antioch University at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies and an M A in Conflict Resolution from Antioch University Yellow Spring OH REINALDO RIVERA JR is the Regional Director of the Northeast Caribbean Region of the U S Department

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-638431 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Join ACR-GNY's Youth & Diversity Committee at Columbia's Annual Conflict Resolution Internship Fair
    your insights about the profession with region wide college and graduate students just beginning their careers at Columbia University s AC4 2nd Annual Conflict Resolution Internship Fair from 2 4pm ACR GNY members only if you have the time to share we ask you to come sit and talk with the students Please sign up asap to properly advertise your participation since the deadline for student sign up is coming

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-635095 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - UNDERSTANDING-BASED MODEL OF MEDIATION
    the mediator shuttles back and forth between the parties in the effort to forge a deal We strive to help the parties understand and communicate about what underlies their conflict and use that understanding as the ground for moving toward resolution This approach has been highly successful and enriching for both parties and mediators in both the commercial and family contexts as more fully described at http www understandinginconflict org The presentation will also include how the principles underlying the Understanding Based approach can be applied in Collaborative Practice NOTE Anyone wishing to learn more about the model can request the introduction from Challenging Conflict Mediation Through Understanding by Friedman and Himmelstein be forwarded to you by e mail by contacting the Center at training ny understandinginconflict org Jack is co founder and co director with Gary Friedman of the Center for Understanding in Conflict formerly the Center for Mediation in Law based in New York and California The Center is a national non profit educational institute which trains lawyers and other professionals in mediation and other forms of alternative conflict resolution based on the Understanding Based approach to conflict He is co author also with Gary Friedman of Challenging Conflict Mediation Through Understanding published by the American Bar Association in cooperation with the Harvard Program on Negotiation a co winner of the 2008 CPR International Institute for Conflict Resolution Outstanding Book Award For the past 30 years Jack has conducted trainings in this approach to resolving conflict with Gary and others throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Israel for lawyers psychologists teachers judges ombudsmen and other professionals who work with conflict These trainings have been organized through the Center and other institutes and universities in this country and abroad including the American Bar Association the

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-613700 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Bringing the NYC Dispute Resolution community together in the aftermath of the Newtown Tragedy: An Open Space Forum
    College Community Mediation Services Institute of Mediation and Conflict Resolution New York Center for Interpersonal Development New York Peace Institute and Scott Gassman Ideajuice invite everyone to An Open Space Forum Bringing the NYC Dispute Resolution community together in the aftermath of the Newtown Tragedy Sunday February 3 2013 10 00 am 1 30 pm John Jay College of Criminal Justice 899 Tenth Avenue New Building As a response to the Newtown school tragedy and the deep expressions of concern voiced by the NYC Dispute Resolution community this co sponsored Open Space forum will discuss the aspects of the tragedy for dispute resolvers to talk about the children families educators the Newtown community schools gun concerns violence citizen responsibility household accountability justice police prevention protection laws policies other issues and a way forward for our nation to imagine and work on safer futures Please join us to listen discuss reflect and learn from each other Facilitated by Scott Gassman Scott Gassman is a mediator facilitator and trainer who through his company IdeaJuice consults with corporate and non profit clients He teaches in the Change Management Graduate program at Milano the New School for Management and Urban Policy Registration The event

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-615122 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Class Arbitration
    as one of the country s leading international arbitrators Tier 1 and is listed in The International Who s Who of Commercial Mediation 2012 He has sat as sole arbitrator chair of tripartite panels and as a party appointed arbitrator in arbitrations administered by all of the major arbitral institutions including JAMS the AAA the ICDR the ICC CPR the LCIA the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre CIETAC the Netherlands Arbitration Institute and in various ad hoc arbitrations He specializes in commercial cases including acquisition and merger post closing disputes intellectual property matters patents and trademarks construction matters insurance and reinsurance disputes distributor terminations sales of goods and other commercial matters He lectures frequently and has published widely on various legal arbitration and mediation topics He is a graduate of the Wharton School at the Univ of Pennsylvania 1967 and Columbia Univ School of Law 1972 where he was designated Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar Detailed and specialty resumes can be accessed at www jamsadr com He can be reached at rdavidson jamsadr com Jennifer Cabrera Cammarota is a Manhattan based attorney advising clients on matters relating to international commercial litigation and arbitration Her industry experience includes constructio n energy financial services foreign investment manufacturing natural resources pharmaceuticals wireless communications and hi tech As well as litigation before state and federal courts she has advised on arbitrations under the AAA ICDR DIFC ICC and ICSID Rules She is fluent in Spanish and often advises clients with Latin American investments Ms Cabrera is the principal of the boutique arbitration and litigation practice Cabrera Cammarota PLLC She formerly practiced in the International Litigation and Arbitration Group at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom LLP and with New York based firm Dan Tan Law She co chairs the International Law group of the Harvard Law School Recent Graduates Council and the New York Chapter of the Inter American Bar Association and is a member of the Arbitration Committee of the New York City Bar Association A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin B A Harvard Law School J D and Cambridge University LL M Ms Cabrera is an adjunct professor at St John s Law School in New York City where she teaches International Arbitration She also co teaches an International Arbitration course at Duke Law School in winters with Colm McInerney of Skadden Jim Rhodes is an attorney admitted to practice in the States of New York and Texas A litigator arbitrator and mediator with extensive international and domestic experience as well as experience as a business executive and house counsel he has served as an arbitrator or mediator in many commercial and investment disputes particularly in the international sector He specializes in high conflict complex disputes In this regard in the past five years he has served as Chairman co panelist or sole arbitrator in many commercial investment and securities arbitrations conducted under the auspices of various institutions including the ICC the AAA the ICDR IICPR FINRA and the EDNY He

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-561454 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - OPERATION RESPECT
    for children and youth MARK WEISS OPERATION RESPECT is a non profit organization working to assure each child and youth a respectful safe and compassionate climate of learning where their academic social and emotional development can take place free of bullying ridicule and violence Founded by Peter Yarrow of the folk group Peter Paul Mary the organization disseminates educational resources that are designed to establish a climate that reduces the emotional and physical cruelty some children inflict upon each other by behaviors such as ridicule bullying and in extreme cases violence It is a unique organization that provides a gateway to broad scale adoption of school based character education as well as social and emotional learning SEL programs Operation Respect developed the Don t Laugh at Me DLAM programs one for grades 2 5 another for grades 6 8 and a third for summer camps and after school programs All of the programs utilize inspiring music and video along with curriculum guides based on the well tested highly regarded conflict resolution curricula developed by the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program RCCP of Educators for Social Responsibility ESR Thanks to the generosity of The McGraw Hill Companies Operation Respect disseminates the DLAM programs free of charge More than 150 000 copies of the program have been distributed to educators since Operation Respect s inception To date more than 40 000 educators have participated in workshops throughout the United States For more info go to http www operationrespect org Mark Weiss has been the Education Director of Operation Respect for 10 years He was a New York City school principal for 20 years founding the first alternative high school in the Bronx in 1979 and leading that school for 13 years He then founded a New Visions grades 6 12 public school School

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-600293 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Holiday Cocktail & Networking Party for Members
    Party for Members When Wed December 12 2012 6 00 PM 8 00 PM Location TriBeCa NYC Registration Active Member Free Registration is closed Come celebrate the holidays meet the directors and other ACR GNY members The event is only for and in appreciation of our members non members are welcome to join us by signing up for membership at ACR GNY http www acrgny org membership application Please register

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-586131 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - THE TRANSFORMING CONFLICT LAB
    way that strives to restore common humanity and to help build stronger communities The objective is social change where the foundation for a new culture of compassion understanding and solidarity is encouraged Rusa Fisher and Bil l Bre n nan have played a key role in helping to start the Transforming Conflict Lab in NYC along with others who were involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement History of the TCL As a result of Occupy Wall Street Kay Pranis a pioneer in the restorative justice movement was invited to NYC to present a three day Peacemaking Circles training for members of the TCL and others Some of those trained by Kay continued to develop the collective Restorative justice is an emerging social movement that offers a new vision for the world where justice can heal instead of punish where all individuals involved and affected by an incident are included in its resolution TCL s Vision Any group in the city may invite TCL to offer a Circle TCL will hold a structured safe process for any of the following exploring ideas community building decision making healing grieving resolving conflict and celebrating It also offers regular Circles to the wider community for exploring ideas and community building Finally the collective holds Circles to foster the art of Circle Keeping by studying together and debriefing its work among themselves and with other groups Its hope is to train others to be Circle Keepers so that they may carry Circles to an ever broader community What all these Circles have in common is opening a sacred space where all voices are heard in a highly democratic way through the use of a talking piece Participants agree on shared values and guidelines A wisdom emerges that is greater than that which lives in

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-585927 (2016-02-12)
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