Just Added: K. Bain to Give Keynote Address!
The Intersection of Human Justice and Conflict Management

See page 4 of brochure below for details and learn how K. Bain's conflict resolution skills
have taken him from violence interrupter to presidential advisor. 

Registration Is Open!


Focusing Forward

April 28 & 29, 2022 - 

36 Speakers Discussing Leading-Edge Topics

20.5 Mediator CEs* 

14.5 CLEs* 

Contact Hours for Social Workers Pending**

All sessions will be recorded, so you can attend live and on demand!


5 New York State Supreme Court Justices Answer Your Questions!

Another New York State Supreme Court Justice on the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission's Expert DEI Panel

NYSCDM Annual Meeting, Elections and President's Report


  • Highly engaging sessions with breakout rooms, interactive exercises and more
  • Reduced pricing - this year only - in response to the pandemic
  • Networking, entertainment and feel-good moments!

Check out our brochure for full details.

*CEs and CLEs available for live sessions, not the recordings.

If you have questions, please contact:
Mark Josephson, Annual Conference Chairperson, or
Patty Murray, NYSCDM Executive Director.

* Contact Hours for Social Workers Provided In Partnership with FamilyKind.

Additional Details

NYSDRA members and MEMBERS OF OTHER STATE ORGANIZATIONS THAT DO NOT PRACTICE IN NEW YORK, are eligible for NYSCDM member rates. Government and court employees are eligible for member rates as well. Please email [email protected] 

We offer a $25 discount for presenters; for details, contact [email protected].

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION: “New York State Council on Divorce Mediation has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York through December 31, 2024. CLE credits will be earned depending on sessions attended. All sessions are suitable for newly appointed and experienced attorneys. Continuing Education credits are provided for beginning and advanced mediators." [email protected]

CONTACT HOURS for Social Workers will be provided for specific sessions (identified in brochure) in partnership with FamilyKind at NO additional cost.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS for other professionals will be provided for all sessions by NYSCDM at NO additional cost.

FINANCIAL HARDSHIP: NYSCDM’s Financial hardship policy is available upon written request. To apply, write Connie Fraser at Crossbridge Office Park, 2000 S. Winton Road, Bldg. 4, Suite 305, Rochester, New York 14618 [email protected]

REFUNDS: Since this event will be offered online and recordings will be provided to all paid attendees, no refunds will be offered for this event. Schedule subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. 

ACCESSIBILITY: If you have any requirements for accessibility or other needs, please let us know on the event registration form or contact [email protected]


Mark your calendars for our upcoming Annual Conferences:

April 28 & 29, 2022 (Via Zoom/Register Above)

April 27, 28, 29, 2023 (If In Person/If Online, the 28th & 29th) (Our 40th Anniversary!)

May 2, 3 & 4 2024

If you are interested in speaking at any of our events, please fill out this form.