The Voice of Divorce and Family Mediation in New York State

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Shuttling Forward: 

Tailoring Mediations

to Meet Family Needs


Part 1: Friday, September 24, 2021*
9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Virtual Symposium

Part 2: Friday, December 3, 2021*
9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Virtual Symposium

Fall Symposium/Friday September 24th
Keynote Address: Looking Within: The Most Challenging Frontier for Family Mediators 
(1.5 CLEs Pending)
David A. Hoffman, Esq.
Mediator, Arbitrator, Collaborative Lawyer, Boston Law Collaborative, LLC
John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School

100 Mediators in 100 Days: Mediation Around the World (1.5 CEs)
Jessica Kent
Mediator, Center for Resolution and Justice

Shuttle Mediation Strategies and Techniques 
(1.5 CLEs Pending, CEs)
Pamela Masters, Esq.
Collaborative Attorney and Family Mediator

He Said, She Said: A Shuttle Case Study 
(1.5 CEs, Contact Hours for Social Workers Pending)
Renee LaPoint, MS, The Mediation Center, Inc.
Kristen Jenks, CFA, Lumina Partners, LLC

Click here for full details!

Winter Symposium/Friday December 3rd
Details coming soon

Registration is open with the same pricing as last year and the popular combo rate.
  • Early Bird Pricing (Through Sept. 15): $100 NYSCDM Members; $120 Non-members
  • Regular Pricing (From September 16-Sept. 24): $120 NYSCDM Members; $140 Non-members
  • COMBO RATE: Sign up for the Fall Symposium AND the Winter Symposium to save $50.


* Attend one or both days to explore numerous strategies and techniques you can use when you need to tailor your approach for families with unique issues or when standard mediation is not working. We will look at how shuttling, caucusing, hybrid models, collaborative teams, allied professionals and more can help us better serve the families that come to us. 


What is divorce mediation?

Divorce mediation is a voluntary settlement process used frequently and successfully by married couples who want to divorce, and by domestic partners who want to separate. Divorce mediation gives couples the option to plan their futures rationally, and in an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect. With the assistance of a trained divorce mediator, you can reach an agreement that is custom-made for your family, your finances and your future.

Divorce mediation is the preferred choice for couples and families facing separation and divorce because it provides a cost-saving means to reach agreements in a cooperative setting. At the same time, divorce mediation gives couples more control over the process and decision-making. As a result, communication between couples is better so resolutions take less time. Learn more.

The Divorce Mediation Quiz

 The Divorce Mediation Quiz

Even if you and your partner do not agree on much, divorce mediation could still be for you. Check out The Divorce Mediation Quiz for typical issues to think about when considering divorce mediation. If you and your partner think that divorce mediation could be a sensible solution for your family, you should learn more by meeting with a divorce mediator who can answer questions specific to your situation.

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