Membership in the Academy is by invitation
only. Membership is limited to established mediators
and arbitrators, each of whom is confirmed to have met
our nomination and experience requirements, and to
have established a solid reputation in their
2 Academy members
are required to sponsor/second an attorney for
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.
as MEDIATORS must have privately mediated a
minimum of 200 civil disputes, excluding
pro bono and family law cases.
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 can be
considered towards these totals.
6 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.
Through this strict
qualification process, we are pleased to recognize the
following established ADR attorneys in the City of