New York Courts dot gov
New York StateUnified Court System

Small Claims Arbitrator Volunteers

With the consent of the parties, a volunteer Arbitrator hears and decides everyday New Yorkers' Small Claims disputes. Cases are interesting and fun.

Attorneys interested must be admitted to the bar at least five years* and complete training consisting of a two-hour class (in which you earn 2 free CLE credits), plus one or two evenings observing an experienced arbitrator. Once you have completed the training, you will be sworn in and may choose where and how often you would like to sit throughout the year. Join the over 2300 Small Claims Arbitrators in New York City who preside over 95% of the cases heard in the Small Claims court.

In addition, the Association of Small Claims Arbitrators bar offers approximately four additional CLE classes throughout each year to its members who are current with their annual $50.00 membership fee. Past topics have included Bailments and License to Park, Tariffs and the Montreal Protocol, Creative Legal Writing, and Ethics classes.

For more information, contact Joseph A. J. Gebbia, Director of the Association of Small Claims Arbitrators, at:

* 2 years admitted for Court Attorneys - Atty General - Corporation Counsel



Upcoming Events

Register for all classes by contacting the Executive Director of the Association of Small Claims Arbitrators, Joseph A. J. Gebbia at:

Due to an unforeseen change in Judge Philip Straniere's schedule, the date for the new arbitrator training course has been moved up to Tuesday, May 20, 2014 -- same time, same place.

New Arbitrator Training (2 Free CLE Credits in Skills)
Presented by Association of Arbitrators (Small Claims) and Richmond County Bar Association
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Civil Court of The City of New York
927 Castleton Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10310



















































Map of NY City Counties  Search Small Claims Court: