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Commercial Division ADR Programs

The New York County Supreme Court Commercial Division ADR Program

For information regarding the ADR Program in New York County, contact:

Simone Abrams, Program Coordinator

Commercial Division Support Office
60 Centre Street, Room 148
New York, New York 10007
sabrams@nycourts.gov

 

The Queens County Supreme Court Commercial Division ADR Program

For information regarding the ADR Program in Queens County, contact:

Maria Bradley, Esq., Program Coordinator

Supreme Court, Civil Branch, Queens County
Queens County Courthouse
88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Room 511
Jamaica, New York 11435
Tel: 718-298-1211
Email: mbradley@nycourts.gov

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Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Family Law Programs

Collaborative Family Law Center

The Collaborative Family Law Center connects qualifying couples in New York City to specially-trained lawyers and other professionals to help them get divorced without going to court.

 

New York County Matrimonial Mediation Program

The New York County Matrimonial Mediation Program helps divorcing couples with cases in court come to agreements on parenting and economic matters.

A Matrimonial Neutral Evaluation Program ("MNEP") is also available.

Loren Schwartz, Program Coordinator

Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County
New York County Courthouse
60 Centre Street, Room 148
New York, New York 10007
Tel: 646-386-3020
Email: lschwart@nycourts.gov
Fax: 212-748-5312 (attention: Loren Schwartz)

 

The Queens County Matrimonial Mediation Program

The Queens County Matrimonial Mediation Program helps divorcing couples with cases in court come to agreements on parenting and economic matters.

To learn more, contact:

Maria Bradley, Esq., Program Coordinator

Supreme Court, Civil Branch, Queens County
Queens County Courthouse
88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Room 511
Jamaica, New York 11435
Tel: 718-298-1211
Email: mbradley@nycourts.gov

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Early Settlement Conferences

Early Settlement Conferences: for certain trial-ready, post-Note-of-Issue civil cases, court staff meet with parties and counsel to try to help them reach a settlement.  The court staff person, who is neutral, may evaluate strengths and weaknesses of claims and offer an opinion about likely court outcomes.  The court staff person may be an experienced attorney or judge designated for this purpose.  The process often helps parties reach a settlement.


Parties with questions should call 646-386-3689 or 646-386-3683.   

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