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The New York State Council on Divorce Mediation is pleased to announce our

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“Calm the Chaos: Navigating the Emotional, Financial and Ethical Complexities of Divorce Mediation”

Co-sponsored by the CUNY Dispute Resolution Program of John Jay College

Saturday, December 5th, 2015           8:30 – 4:30

John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY

Please join us for an informative and inspiring day of presentations and panel discussions focusing on some of the most difficult issues that mediation professionals face.

Highlights include:

  • Lessons on Conflict Resolution from an NYPD Hostage Negotiator                                           Presenter: Lt. (Ret.) Jack Cambria
  • Defusing the Emotional Couple: Strategies for Mediators to Work With Emotions in the Room   Presenter: Judith Siegel, Ph.D.
  • Update on the New Maintenance Law in New York State                                                                     Presenter: Steven L. Abel, Esq.
  • Panel Discussion on Complex Financial Situations
  • Cases That Keep Us Up at Night