Westchester County Bar Association in partnership with the NYS UCS Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution, and the Ninth Judicial District are assembling a Court Roster of mediators for the Supreme Court to hear civil matters, with a focus on personal injury matters. Roster Mediators will not be compensated for the first 90 minutes spent in mediation. This initial session does not include time spent in preparing for the mediation session(s). Thereafter, mediators will be paid by the parties at an agreed upon rate of up to the District’s compensation cap.
The September 14, 2021 In-Person Personal Injury Mediation Training is an advanced mediation training program designed specifically for mediators who have completed both basic and advanced Part 146 mediation training. This all-day program will provide mediators with advanced training and skills applicable to the resolution of personal injury actions. The program will provide participants with background on internal and external considerations that impact the mediation of personal injury actions and mediation techniques for addressing these considerations. This program will satisfy the requirements for “Continuing Education for Neutrals” set forth in § 146.3 and 146.5 of the Rules of the Chief Administrative Judge that require Court-appointed mediators undertake six (6) hours of continuing education every two (2) years as determined by the District Administrative Judge.
Space is limited for this training. Therefore, attendance will be prioritized for mediators who have completed 40 hours of training (basic and advanced) and currently serve or wish to serve on a NYS Court mediation roster to handle personal injury cases. This course will not guarantee designation to a NYS Court’s roster, which is subject to the District Administrative Judge’s discretion.
If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this training please complete this application to determine your eligibility. Deadline to submit a completed application is August 11, 2021. You will be notified of your enrollment by September 3, 2021 and will be required to submit a registration fee at the rate of $150.00 at that time. The cost of registration will include costs for CLE credits and food. To apply for the training please click the Start Survey button below.
Mediators who wish to apply to join the Ninth Judicial District’s ADR Program roster must possess the qualifications and training as required by Part 146 of the Rules of the Chief Administrative Judge and recent experience mediating Civil cases. If you wish to apply to join our mediator roster, and have not already done so, please complete a Statewide Mediator Application.
PART 146 TRAINING INFORMATION
Mediators interested in more information on upcoming Part 146-approved training please visit the NYS UCS Office of ADR website.
Thank you very much for your time and interest. Please start the Training Application now by clicking on the Start Survey button below. Extended deadline: 8/11/2021, 7:00pm