About Our Website
There is clear demand from litigators, corporate counsel, adjusters and parties to know more specific
information about a given neutral:
their actual practice experience, qualifications,
language skills, practice areas in
which they have previously mediated or arbitrated.
NYMediators.org allows the visitor to find the state's most experienced ADR professionals quickly and
There is also the common difficulty of settling upon a
mutually agreed date for a mediation or arbitration. The Academy website
also then serves as a scheduling aid to attorneys, firms and support staff.
Membership in the New York Academy is by invitation only. Membership is limited
to established civil-trial mediators
and arbitrators , all of whom are confirmed to
have met strict nomination and experience requirements.
||2 Academy members are required to sponsor/second an
attorney for consideration.
||Only attorneys in good standing with the New York State Bar are
considered eligible *
||All Members are professional neutrals in civil/commercial
mediation or arbitration practice for a minimum of 5 years, with a
minimum of 33% of their professional efforts dedicated to
civil/commercial ADR practice. All members must receive remuneration for ADR practice at least
90 days annually.
||Members identified as MEDIATORS must have privately mediated a
minimum of 200 civil disputes, excluding pro bono and family law
||Members identified as ARBITRATORS must have arbitrated to final
award a minimum of 20 civil cases.
Exceptions may be made in the case of former judges, where
time on the bench/published decisions can be considered towards totals.
||8 attorney client references required on application (attorneys
for whom neutral has mediated/arbitrated civil-trial disputes
in the preceding 30-60 days.
Each will be contacted and questioned as to nominee's approach,
effectiveness, professionalism and reputation.
All nominees must provide attorney references (as described above)
before being considered for the NY Academy. The final decision to approve/decline membership rests with
Darren Lee, Exec. Director.
on the Bar Membership requirement MAY be made in rare circumstances where a neutral
is widely respected by peers and trusted by litigation attorneys as a
NEW YORK Executive Committee (2012-2014)
The Committee is an appointed board of fulltime
ADR professionals who have been instrumental
in helping to identify, and nominate, neutrals of
repute across New York. They have also
given advice as to suitable membership criteria, and
suggestions/improvements that have led to the current version of this, the
We're grateful to the following
distinguished Committee Members who will serve a 2 year term through to
National Academy Membership Fee : $60 per month
(Preferred method of payment is monthly
charge to members' credit card, else annual card payment of $720)
ALL NY CHAPTER ATTORNEYS ARE RECOGNIZED MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL
ACADEMY OF DISTINGUISHED NEUTRALS, SEE MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA AND DUES
DETAILS AT www.NADN.org/membership.html
Website Benefits: Member web pages include contact information, website link,
case experience profile, biography text etc., rates, optional
photo and/or uploaded .PDF resume. Your web page directly
referenced at www.nymediators.org/yourname.
and your data is also then exported to the National database. E.g.; www.nadn.org/simeon-baum
Members are also invited to publish their availability
dates using our exclusive calendar tool. This useful function can also
easily be republished at members' own websites for the benefit of regular