Membership

Benefits of Membership in the Council

The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation is the largest private mediation organization in the State. In 2018, the Council will celebrate its 35th Anniversary and a long tradition of helping mediators to strive to attain the highest standards of our profession and helping the public to find qualified mediators. We often hear that one of the most-liked qualities about the Council is how friendly members are and how willing they are to help each other. 

As a member of NYSCDM, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Educational Webinars (Free for Members) - enable you to learn new strategies and techniques and gain information and knowledge from experts in a variety of disciplines, live or at your convenience
  • Magazine-style Newsletter - Council News - delivers you more news about members and Council activities, along with educational articles on a variety of professional topics
  • Members-Only Listserv - this new listserv is exclusively for members to share information and is easier tonavigate than the prior listserv
  • Enhanced Member Communications - newly designed, more frequent and targeted emails are helping members to stay engaged with the Council more effectively
  • Improved Website and Find-A-Mediator Directory - attracts more public visitors to the website and drives more traffic/potential clients to your website
  • Successful and Growing Annual Conference - offers you meaningful professional development opportunities from nationally recognized speakers and increased business networking opportunities, due to a significant growth in attendance
  • Discounts from WB Mason - helps you reduce costs on office supplies and equipment
  • Discounts from Vantage Benefits - helps you reduce costs for vision, hearing and dental services and products, and more 
  • Professional Development Tools - available on "Quick Links" in the member portion of the website, these documents (including sample agreements, MOUs, client information forms and other documents) are exclusive resources for members.
  • Annual Upstate Symposium - this successful event helps us brings educational opportunities to mediators and allied professionals throughout New York State
  • Annual Downstate Symposium - an annual highlight with exciting and thought-provoking speakers and topics typically takes place in Manhattan at John Jay College 
  • Reduced Pricing for Members - offered at all NYSCDM events, with even greater discounts via Early Bird Pricing
  • Earn CLEs, CEs and Mental Health CEs - at NYSCDM events when applicable
  • Member-only Peer Groups - these meetings enable NYSCDM members to meet locally and frequently to help each other with a variety of practice management issues
  • Council Committees - leverage your membership by getting to know other Council members and leaders more quickly and in ways that could help grow your practice; all while learning from and teaching other members through your joint work
  • Accreditation - have your knowledge, experience and expertise recognized with this professional credential, exclusively for members 
  • Discounted Liability Insurance - receive reduced-price liability insurance
  • Additional Discounts - take advantage of a discounted subscription to Family Law Software and other other services.

Click here to become a member today!

Membership is $150 for the first year; $200 per year for subsequent years. 

For additional information, contact director@nysmediate.org