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6/14/2018
When: Thursday, June 14, 2018
9:00 AM
Where: Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
78 North Broadway
White Plains, New York 
United States
Contact: Katherine Suchocki, Director of Continuing Legal Education NYSBA

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Advantages of Mediation in Resolving Wills, Trusts, Estates and Adult Guardianship Matters

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Pace Law School | 78 North Broadway | White Plains, NY

4.0 MCLE Credits (2.0 areas of professional practice, 2.0 skills)

Click here to register online.

Sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Section, the Trusts and Estates Law Section and the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Westchester County Bar Association ADR Commitee


Topics include:

How Mediation Differs from Adversarial Proceedings - Benefits of the Mediation Process

What Behavioral Economics Can Teach Us about Successful Court-Annexed Mediation

Westchester County Surrogate’s Court Mediation Program

Role Play 1: Sibling Estate Dispute after Death of Mother

What Types of Disputes are More Amenable to Mediation

A Discussion Among Trusts, Estates and Guardianship Attorneys and the Court

Role Play 2: Possible Guardianship Proceeding

Round Table: Summations from the Speakers

Feedback on Role Plays and Questions from Audience                        


Dispute Resolution Section Chair
Daniel F. Kolb, Esq.
David Polk & Wardwell
New York, NY

Program Chairs
Robert D. Steele, Esq.
Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP
New York, NY 

Leona Beane, Esq.
Mediator & Arbitrator
New York, NY 

Program Faculty
Surrogate Brandon Sall, Surrogate, Westchester County Surrogate's Court
Hon. Kathie E. Davidson, Administrative Judge, Ninth Judicial District
Leona Beane, Esq., Arbitrator and Mediator, and Trusts and Estates and Guardianship Attorney
Lisa Courtney, Esq., State-Wide Coordinator of Alternative Dispute Resolution, New York State Court System
Professor Donna Erez-Navot, Esq., Interim Director, Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution and Director, Cardozo Mediation Clinic, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Gary B. Freidman, Esq., Partner, Greenfield Stein & Senior, LLP, Former Chair, NYSBA Trusts and Estates Section and Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Carla D. Glassman, Esq., Partner, Glassman & Brown, LLP, Trusts and Estates and Guardianship Attorney and Vice-chair, NYSBA Elder Law Section Mediation committee
Adam J. Halper, Esq., Director of the Legal Wellness Institute at The Family Center
Eric W. Penzer, Esq., Partner, Farrell Fritz P.C., Trusts and Estates Litigator and Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Nancy Rudolph, Esq., Partner, Bleakley, Platt & Schmidt, LLP, and member and former Co-Chair of WCBA Trusts and Estates Executive Committee
Marc Sheridan, Esq., Partner, Markus & Sheridan, LLP, Co-Chair of the WCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Robert D. Steele, Esq., Partner, Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP, Trusts and Estates Attorney and Mediator, and Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Michael Walsh, Esq., Mediator and Arbitrator and Co- Chair of the WCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

Registration Fees
$50 for NYSBA Dispute Resolution, Trusts & Estates Law Section  and Elder Law and Special Needs Section Members and the Westchester County Bar Association ADR Committee Members
$75 NYSBA Members | $175 Non-Members
$15 Law Students

To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.

For information about joining the Dispute Resolution Section, please contact Sydney Joy, Section Liaison at sjoy@nysba.org.

If you have questions about this program, please contact Katherine Suchocki, Director of Continuing Legal Education at ksuchocki@nysba.org

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