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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast -Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution
    JULY 10 2014 Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution Joe Siegel Speaker Joe Siegel will present an overview of the field of Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution ECCR He ll discuss what is unique about this area of practice and how institutions laws and policies support the field of ECCR He ll share examples of dispute resolution and ECCR at the Environmental Protection Agency where he has been a senior attorney and ECCR specialist in Region 2 Office of Regional Counsel in New York for 27 years Joe serves as a neutral on a wide variety of environmental matters and also specializes in climate change and air pollution law and policy He co chairs EPA Region 2 s Climate Change Workgroup and is the lead Regional attorney for climate change In his work as a neutral facilitator Joe seeks to build bridges between diverse stakeholders and arrive at collaborative solutions He has applied these approaches to a wide variety of environmental matters including climate change Joe is also an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra Law School where he teaches a course on Environmental Dispute Resolution In addition he has been teaching in Pace Law School s JD and post graduate LLM programs since 2000 He has taught the Clean Air Act course Climate Change Seminar and Adaptation to Climate Change He is also an Advisor to the Kheel Center on the Resolution of Environmental Interest Disputes and was a member of the Advisory Group to the United Nations Environment Programme and Permanent Court of Arbitration on environmental dispute resolution and dispute avoidance He was also an Adjunct Professor of environmental law for 11 years at CUNY Law School at Queens College Joe is a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association ABA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee in the Section of Environment Energy

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  • ACR-GNY - ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2014
    attending other conference workshops and events 130 00 USD This rate is for conference presenters who are attending other workshops and the luncheon To qualify for this rate please send a request to glen parker acrgny org J Presenter not attending other conference events Variable This registration fee is reserved for presenters who are not attending other conference events workshops luncheon wine reception All presenters are welcome to come to the JAMS Kick Off event on Wednesday 6 18 L Award Lunch Only after May 17 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 for the afternoon portion 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 T 1 Exhibition FULL Table 250 00 USD This code is for an exhibition table FULL sponsor Please coordinate table arrangements with Sarah Matari ssmatari gmail com T 2 Exhibition HALF Table 150 00 USD This code is for an exhibition table HALF sponsor Please coordinate table arrangements with Sarah Matari ssmatari gmail com T 3 Exhibition PRESENTER FULL Table 100 00 USD This code is for full exhibition tables reserved for presenters Please coordinate table arrangements with Sarah Matari ssmatari gmail com Thank you for registering We look forward to seeing you at the conference Registration is closed presents its 13th Annual Conference June 19 2014 This year s theme

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-892450 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast -Innovative Community-Based Responses to Conflict
    topic Please register in order to attend Registration is closed The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast Innovative Community Based Responses to Conflict The Promise of the Humanness Model 899 Tenth Avenue Room 630 Colby Hopkins This Roundtable will focus on how community based organizing around direct democracy has the potential to significantly mitigate conflicts deeply rooted in the political economy Drawing on his work during Occupy Wall Street in New York City s Liberty Square and the West Harlem 99 Colby will present his thinking on how to frame the conversation about innovative ways of responding to the challenging conflicts presented by the economy Central to this discussion will be what Colby has called the Humanness Model COLBY HOPKINS is an independent researcher writer activist and organizer He studied global affairs at New York University where he specialized in international economic development and human rights He was an organizer with Occupy Wall Street in New York City s Liberty Square and the West Harlem 99 from September 2011 until August of 2012 when he moved to Palestine to teach English Colby is

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  • ACR-GNY - ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation by Jeffrey Zaino, VP of the AAA
    at our Annual Meeting we welcome your participation even if you must come late We elect our slate of officers and directors for the upcoming year Jeffrey T Zaino Esq Vice President of the American Arbitration Association will present A Better ADR process with AAA Tips on new initiatives and how to develop your ADR career and we will enjoy networking and refreshments with friends colleagues and new ADR contacts Come at 6pm for a chance to win a Free Membership The following individuals are STANDING FOR ELECTION James Rhodes Esq Vice President Strategic Planning Charles Newman Esq Director at Large Jeff Thompson Director at Large Dana Berman Director at Large Todd Drucker Director at Large The following Board Members continue their terms NOT up for re election Elizabeth Clemants President Lisa Grace Cohen Treasurer Denise Shaw Esq President Elect Rita Callahan Vice President Membership Alexandra Dosman Secretary Sheila Sproule Immediate Past President James Berger Director at Large Eric Goldman Director at Large Glen Parker Director at Large Alex Yaroslavsky Director at Large Frank J Scardilli Esq Honorary Life Time Board Member Please note If you are unable to attend this annual meeting and wish to vote please use this link acrgny 2014 15 Slate doc to download the bios and a proxy which should be submitted to adosman acrgny org We look forward to seeing you there Please join us at our Special Presentation by Jeffrey Zaino Esq the Vice President of the Commercial Division of the American Arbitration Association in New York He oversees administration of the large complex commercial caseload user outreach and panel of commercial neutrals in New York He joined the Association in 1990 Mr Zaino is dedicated to promoting ADR methods and services His professional affiliations include the American Bar Association Connecticut Bar Association

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-888398 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Stories Mediators Tell
    element in allowing a broader understanding of the mediation process Editor of Stories Mediators Tell and veteran mediator Lela Love will talk about the importance of stories and will provide a few engaging narratives to get the session started New York Peace Institute s Glen Parker also a veteran mediator will serve as moderator and will invite participants to tell stories about a case or a fictionalized version of a case if confidentiality requires designed to make a point regarding mediation s potential to shift parties towards more constructive engagement with one another or perhaps to serve as a cautionary tale about mediation s destructive capacity An opportunity for audience questions and interactions will follow each story LELA PORTER LOVE is Professor of Law and Director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution at Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law NYC Lela regularly conducts mediation and arbitration training programs teaching both nationally and internationally and has an active practice as a neutral ranging from community disputes to complex litigated matters She has written widely on the topic of dispute resolution including three law school textbooks and mediated a simulated product liability dispute for COURT TV Her newest book co edited with Eric Galton is Stories Mediator Tell a best seller of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section She has also authored with Joseph Stulberg The Middle Voice Mediating Conflict Successfully 2 nd ed She is the Past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution GLEN PARKER the Civil Court Coordinator for Manhattan at New York Peace Institute oversees NYPI s delivery of services in the Civil and Small Claims courts of Lower Manhattan and Harlem Glen is also the Lemon Law Arbitration Coordinator for New York County Since becoming a mediator in 2009 Glen has been involved in

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-888930 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Disaster Mediation: Storm Sandy Insurance Claim Dispute Resolution Mediation
    of the mediation program and of her experience She will be joined in a panel discussion by three other Storm Sandy mediators Robin Gise Charles Newman and Irene Warshauer Nancy Kramer is a mediator over 500 mediations to date and occasional arbitrator with a general practice who handles workplace family commercial co op condominium and personal injury disputes She does private mediations serves as Special Master in the Appellate Division First Department and is on the arbitration panel for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority FINRA Nancy also mediates for the American Arbitration Association AAA New Jersey Superior Court New York County Supreme Court Commercial Division and United States Postal Service Before opening her dispute resolution practice she had a long legal career in the public sector A graduate of Columbia University Law School and Brandeis University Nancy presents or teaches about mediation frequently for the American Arbitration Association American Bar Association Brooklyn Bar Association Council of New York Co operatives Condominiums New York City Bar Association New York Corporation Counsel New York State Attorney General s Office New York State Bar Association Practicing Law Institute and Touro Law School She also writes on mediation topics Her website is www nancykramermediation com Charles M Chuck Newman is a mediator lawyer and arbitrator concentrating in a wide range of commercial family and divorce matters Practicing privately he also serves as a mediator for the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division and for the United States District Court each in Manhattan He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Conflict Resolution Greater New York Chapter and of the Board of Directors of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation He is a co editor of NYSCDM s quarterly journal The Report Among other bar and mediation committee service he is a member of the New York City Bar Association s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and of committees of the New York State Bar Association s Section on Dispute Resolution and Section on Commercial and Federal Litigation Chuck has been a coach or judge in numerous mediation and negotiation competitions trainings and continuing education programs at the graduate school law school and professional levels He volunteers at the Community Dispute Resolution Center for Staten Island the New York Center for Interpersonal Development NYCID Chuck is a graduate of Lehigh University magna cum laude and of the New York University School of Law where he was awarded an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellowship Practicing from his midtown Manhattan office he handles matters throughout the metropolitan area Irene C Warshauer serves frequently as an arbitrator and mediator on commercial employment securities tort and product liability matters for several leading dispute resolution institutions including the American Arbitration Association AAA International Centre for Dispute Resolution ICDR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution CPR National Panel of Distirnguished Neutrals as well as CPR s Commercial Franchise E discovery and mediation panels and FINRA Mrs Warshauer serves on the mediation panels

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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast -
    Abramson will present the criteria and a sample training program designed by the IMI Intercultural Task Force for certifying mediators Hal served as co chair of this small international task force that drafted the criteria and tested the program in pilot training in Paris Brisbane Australia and Singapore This talk will focus on possible lessons from the IMI project for practicing mediators Hal Abramson is a full time faculty member at Touro Law Center New York where he teaches trains and writes on how attorneys can effectively represent clients in domestic and international mediations and how mediators can resolve intercultural disputes Hal publishes extensively in the areas of mediation representation and international mediation His publications include the leading treatise on representing clients in mediation entitled MEDIATION REPRESENTATION ADVOCATING AS A PROBLEM SOLVER third edition Aspen 2013 It received the annual book award of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution It also was published by Oxford University Press in British English for outside of North America 2011 and by the leading ADR publisher in Russia in Russian 2013 He also co authored a textbook entitled INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION ADR CONSENSUAL PROCESSES West 2005 Hal is an experienced domestic and international commercial

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-834882 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Cross Cultural Issues in International Mediation
    the American Bar Foundation Tai Heng Cheng is a specialist in international disputes has wide experience representing corporations and sovereign states in international commercial arbitration investor state arbitration state to state disputes and U S court litigation He has served as lead counsel tribunal chair co arbitrator and testifying expert in disputes in almost every continent and under the rules of virtually every major arbitral institution He is a member of the panels of neutrals of the AAA ICDR CPR SIAC HKIAC KLRCA and SCIA Additionally Dr Cheng has counseled sovereign states on public international law matters including state succession treaty interpretation sovereign immunity and expropriation He has also represented clients in international parallel proceedings as well as in U S federal and state court trials and appeals The chair of a tribunal before which Dr Cheng appeared as lead counsel winning full damages and 90 of fees and costs described Dr Cheng as one of the most outstanding advocates that he had met in over three decades as a U S judge and arbitrator A Stockholm Chamber of Commerce arbitration tribunal described Dr Cheng s presentation at the hearing as a remarkably eloquent and intelligent address with which the arbitrators of course full heartedly agree in all respects Dr Cheng is listed as a rising star in Euromoney s Guide to the World s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration 10th ed Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Sullivan LLP Dr Cheng was a tenured professor of international law in the United States He is the author of two books and dozens of articles on international law and international arbitration which the U S Federal Circuit and District Courts have cited and relied on as authoritative Dr Cheng is bilingual in English and Mandarin Edna Sussman is an independent arbitrator and the Distinguished ADR Practitioner in Residence at Fordham University School of Law Formerly a partner in the firm of White Case LLP she serves on the Boards and the Executive Committees of the American Arbitration Association and of the College of Commercial Arbitrators She is a former co chair of the Arbitration Committees of the American Bar Association s Section of International Law and Section of Dispute Resolution former Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association and serves as co editor in chief of the New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer Gregory A Litt is counsel in the international dispute resolution practice of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom where he represents clients in complex commercial disputes before domestic and international arbitration tribunals and trial and appellate courts in the United States His work spans a wide range of industries including accounting aviation energy finance hospitality publishing insurance and sports Mr Litt regularly represents clients in disputes arising out of international business transactions and provides advice on a variety of issues relating to international dispute resolution including forum selection jurisdiction service of process the enforcement of arbitration agreements extraterritorial discovery and the international enforcement of

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