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  • ACR-GNY - Youth and the Criminal Justice System
    the Harlem Community Justice Center Mediation Institute Prior to joining the Center for Court Innovation she worked at Legal Services of Greater Miami Inc and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Taí received her B A in English from Pace University and her J D from the City University of New York School of Law Rachel Finkelstein Planner Red Hook Community Justice Center Center for Court Innovation Rachel Finkelstein is the Planner at the Red Hook Community Justice Center Previously Rachel served as the Program Associate for the Center s Technical Assistance department Prior to joining the staff at the Center she worked as a research assistant to a group of professors and nonprofit leaders working on a task force through Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer s office to reform the Blue Book the set of standards by which overcrowding is calculated in New York City public schools She has also taught English in Spain through a fellowship with the Spanish Ministry of Education She graduated with honors from Wesleyan University with a B A in Sociology and Spanish Literature Rochelle Arms Restorative Justice Coordinator New York Peace Institute Rochelle Arms is the Restorative Justice Coordinator of the New York Peace Institute formerly the Safe Horizon Mediation Program She is responsible for mediation and restorative justice initiatives with the Brooklyn District Attorney s Office juvenile justice courts schools and community agencies in Brooklyn and Manhattan In the last 15 years she has worked both in the U S and abroad in collaborative processes and restorative justice projects with a variety of groups including civil society organizations in India indigenous peoples in Argentina immigrants and refugees and homicide offenders and victim survivors in Kentucky Rochelle is originally from Panama and was a Rotary Peace Fellow in Buenos Aires Argentina from

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-561436 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Mediation Settlement Day
    2012 4 30 PM 7 00 PM Location NY City Bar 42 West 44th Street Registered Nobody Mediation Settlement Day Kick off Event at NY City Bar is open to all with awards a Key note speaker and proclamation from the Mayor A wide variety of Mediation Programs and Organizations will have representatives at tables to celebrate the growth of Mediation and Dispute Resolution in varying areas throughout the region

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-544009 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - WHAT SHAMAN CAN TEACH US ABOUT MEDIATING
    SHAMAN CAN TEACH US ABOUT MEDIATING Elizabeth Clemants THURSDAY OCTOBER 4 2012 Elizabeth spoke about her shaman work at the ACR GNY conference last spring In this presentation she will speak more specifically about how a shaman framework around conflict may change the way you mediate She will teach a few shaman skills that may help the participants in expanding their ability to mediate or interact with conflict in their personal or professional lives And discuss the cross over between healing and and mediation work Elizabeth Clemants is a mediator coach and teacher She mediates in her private practice a variety of different types of cases She first learned to mediate at Columbia University where she earned an MSW from the school of social work and a minor in law She went on to work in community mediation where she served both as the Director of the Manhattan Mediation Program and later as the Senior Director of the Safe Horizon Mediation Program now the New York Peace Institute She earned her coaching certificate from CTI in 2005 and coaches executives in conflict situations She is certified by the Office of Court Administration ADR and Court Improvement Programs as a trainer

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-555685 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Lessons Learned in Construction Conflict Resolution: Their Application in the Broader ADR Field
    Public Free The event is free and open to anyone interested in the topic Please register in order to attend Registration is closed The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and The CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium at John Jay College present Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast CHRISTOPHER KANE P E J D THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6 2012 LESSONS LEARNED IN 30 YEARS OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY THEIR APPLICATION IN THE BROADER ADR FIELD Chris Kane has an extraordinary background With degrees in Engineering and Law and a West Point education he ended up several years after receiving his law degree studying at the Harvard University Program on Negotiation Currently Vice President Senior Counsel at AECOM in New York City the largest engineering company in the country Chris spent many years building a private ADR practice working with complex construction projects involving public and private entities a veritable minefield for conflict This engineer attorney mediator and arbitrator has more than 30 years experience in the construction industry using many forms of dispute resolution ranging from mediation to structured negotiations to litigation in state and federal courts A member of the American Arbitration Association s Panel of Arbitrators

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-537210 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Mediation When Mental Illness Is a Factor
    anyone interested in the topic Please register in order to attend Registration is closed The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and The CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium at John Jay College present Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast DAN BERSTEIN THURSDAY AUGUST 2 2012 26 2 of adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder each year That s 1 in 4 What ways can mediators help parties communicate through mental illness This interactive presentation discusses when cases are suitable for mediation which agreements lend themselves to mediation and how mediators can adapt their practices to accommodate mental illness We will also talk about ways to begin reaching out to the mental health community DAN BERSTEIN is a speaker support group facilitator and mediator living with bipolar disorder He became a mediator in the hopes of helping people communicate through mental illness and he has recently established MH Mediate mhmediate org as a community for practitioners interested in exploring mediation in mental health contexts As a speaker for the National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI Dan reaches audiences including attorneys safety professionals counselors students family members and mental health consumers He is the speaker for NAMI Queens Nassau s Let

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-524360 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Turkey: Failed in VOM; Headed for Paradise in Civil Mediation?
    West 59th Street Room 630 NYC Registered 33 registrants Registration Public Free The event is free and open to anyone interested in the topic Please register in order to attend Registration is closed The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and The CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium at John Jay College present Turkey Failed in VOM Headed for paradise in civil mediation Dr Idil Elveris THURSDAY JULY 5 2012 Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast Turkey first introduced mediation in 2005 when it adopted a new criminal code encouraging victim offender mediation that was supposed to work as a diversion mechanism and reduce the workload of judges The legal basis for this mediation was challenged by the lack of infrastructure referral processes monitoring of mediators or training and public awareness about the process Undeterred Turkey recently adopted a new law on civil mediation This session will address lessons learned from the victim offender experience and the promises of the law on civil mediation Dr Idil Elveris graduated from Istanbul University School of Law in 1996 She obtained her LLM degree from Tulane University in 1998 and her PHD in Political Science from Istanbul Bilgi University She practiced as a lawyer

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-512779 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2012
    Variable This registration fee is reserved for presenters who are not attending other conference events workshops luncheon wine reception L Award Lunch Only after May 28 60 00 USD This fee is reserved for anyone who would like to attend the award lunch but does not wish to attend the conference M Half Day 100 00 USD This rate is for anyone registering after lunch on the day of the conference N Volunteer Variable This rate is reserved for volunteers O Scholarship variable Variable This option is for registrants claiming financial hardship and seeking a scholarship to be provided by individual anonymous donors Please pay what you can by using the Contribution section of the registration form and the individual donors will make up the balance of your registration fee Z Tough times rebate discounted Code required to register 100 00 USD Register here if your Tough Times rebate application has been granted Remember to cancel any previous conference booking Thank you for registering We look forward to seeing you at the conference Registration is closed presents Eleventh Annual Conference Co sponsored by the Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law 55 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10003 map Spotlight Speakers David Hoffman Marvin Johnson Honoring ACR GNY s 2012 ADR Achievement Recipients Professor Lela P Love Director Kulkin Program for Conflict Resolution at Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law Ken Andrichik Senior Vice President Chief Counsel Director of Mediation and Strategy at FINRA Dispute Resolution Please join us at ACR GNY s Eleventh Annual Conference Spend the day learning and participating in resourceful workshops and training sessions meeting and sharing ideas with other mediators arbitrators facilitators advocates and ombudsmen and networking with our plenary speaker workshop presenters and other distinguished experts in the field Click to see the conference agenda

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-456943 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - BURUNDI: Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities
    Resolution Consortium at John Jay College THURSDAY JUNE 7 2012 Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast Adrien Niyongabo Coordinator Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities HROC in Burundi Adrien Niyongabo who has dealt with unthinkable cataclysmic events in his country will speak to us of his experiences with the organization Healing and Restoring Our Communities in Burundi HROC Hundreds of Burundis fled their country for Tanzania in 1972 and recently were forced to return to Burundi when Tanzania closed its refugee camps As most of them descendants of refugees and now young adults had never seen Burundi they had no home to go to The Burundi government set up Integrated Peace Villages to accommodate these returning citizens as well as homeless ex combatants and the internally displaced Most residents have experienced or witnessed traumatic events and have faced unparalleled difficulties Some show clear trauma symptoms regular insomnia nightmares flashbacks intense anger and hopelessness Others face situations that bring back their past experiences but have no tools with which to deal with the consequences They react by repressing their emotions acting out in anger or isolating themselves These personal experiences of trauma also contribute to an atmosphere of distrust and suspicion between the members of the Integrated Peace Villages and between those relocated to the villages and the host community Emerging from a long civil war Burundi communities continue to be divided along ethnic Hutu vs Tutsi lines and residents face grinding poverty Reintegration into already divided communities has been extraordinarily difficult for returning refugees Elections were held in 2010 and have been followed by ongoing political uncertainty and increasing incidents of violence and robbery throughout the country Committed to working toward the consolidation of peace in Burundian communities HROC Burundi organized Democracy and Peace Groups before the Elections in nine communities that

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-492523 (2016-02-12)
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