Law.com - N.Y. Court Establishes First Statewide Guidelines for Mediators, Neutral Evaluators: "New York has established for the first time statewide guidelines for the qualifications and training of mediators and neutral evaluators who are called into cases by judges seeking to encourage out-of-court settlements.
Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau issued the new rules earlier this month with the approval of the Administrative Board of the Courts, which is comprised of Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye and the presiding justices of the four Appellate Division departments.
The guidelines require that mediators who want to make the rosters from which judges make assignments must have at least 24 hours of training in basic mediation skills and at least 16 hours of additional training in specific mediation techniques in the types of cases referred to them."
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The NY Center just announced our Basic Mediation Training Course scheduled for August 14, 15, 17, and 18. It's a 30-hour course plus internship. If you're interested in becoming a mediator, you should be aware that the NY Court has just issued statewide guidelines.