Mediation Settlement Events
FINRA Dispute Resolution invites you to join us in celebrating the benefits of mediation during our annual Mediation Settlement Month. Take advantage of our significantly reduced mediation prices by agreeing to meditate during the month of October 2014. Parties have until December 31, 2014 to conduct the mediation. Please review our Mediation Settlement Month page for more details. Our aim is to encourage more parties to experience the benefits of mediation for the first time and to reinforce its value and effectiveness to those who have benefited from mediation before. Print out our Mediation Settlement Month flyer with details about the annual event for your own use or to share with a client.
This annual event is sponsored by FINRA Dispute Resolution, the New York State Unified Court System and a coalition of over 100 alternative dispute resolution programs, bar associations, community based programs, schools, public and non-profit organizations concentrated in the New York City area, and extending beyond to upstate New York, New Jersey, Illinois, California and Washington, DC.
Mediation Settlement Day will take place on Thursday, October 16, 2014, and will have a Kick-Off Celebration Event on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the New York Law School, 185 W. Broadway, New York, NY.
Prior Mediation Settlement Day Honorary Chairs include: Judge Milton Mollen, the former chair of the Mollen Commission; Michael S. Greco, past president of the ABA; Lenny Wilkens, former N.Y. Knicks coach; Hon. Janet Reno, former U.S. Attorney General; Spencer H. Lewis, Jr. Esq., Director U.S. EEOC New York District Office; Andrew Young, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador; Hon. Ann Pfau, Chief Administrative Judge New York State Unified Court System and Hon. Raymond W. Kelly, New York City Police Commissioner; Michael Sardo, Creator and Executive Producer - USA Networks' Fairly Legal; Gary Belsky, co-author of the bestselling book, Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes – And How To Correct Them: Lessons from the Life-Changing Science of Behavioral Economics; and Kenneth R. Feinberg, Director of the One Fund Boston 2013, Special Master of 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, Founder, Managing Partner of Feinberg Rozen, LLP.
Honorable Sol Wachtler will serve as Honorary Chair of Mediation Settlement Day 2014, and will deliver the keynote address. Hon. Sol Wachtler is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.
The 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. Past winners include Professor Carol Liebman, Columbia Law School (2006), former Chief Judge Tina Brozman, Southern District Bankruptcy Court (2007), Roger Brach, Safe Horizon Brooklyn/Manhattan, Bill Powell – Center for Dispute Settlement Inc. and Bill Carroll – Mediation Center of Dutchess County (2008 tri-champions recognized for 25 years of volunteer service as mediators in the Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program), Professor Lela Love, Director, Cardozo Law School’s Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution (2009), Margaret Shaw Esq. (2010), JAMS mediator, Maria Volpe Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice-City of University of New York (2011), Distinguished Mediator and Arbitrator, Roger M. Deitz (2012), and Timothy Germany, FMCS Commissioner (2013).
This year's Frontline Champion Award will be presented to Kenneth L. Andrichik , Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel and Director of Mediation and Strategy, FINRA Dispute Resolution. Please join us in celebrating Kenneth's contributions to the ADR field.
To submit a nomination for the Frontline Champion Award, use the on-line nomination form.