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2018 Annual Conference & 35th Anniversary Hilton Hotel Albany, NY Pre-conference: May 3 Main Conference: May 4 - 5 Managing The Delicate Balance

5/3/2018 to 5/5/2018
When: Thursday, May 3, 2018
11:00 AM
Where: Hilton Hotel
Albany, NY 
United States
Contact: Patty Murry
(516) 227-2595

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NYSCDM Annual Conference & 35th Anniversary, May 3-5, 2018

NYSCDM Annual Conference & 35th Anniversary
May 3-5, 2018
The Annual Conference Committee invites you to register today!  The May 3rd Pre-Conference will address:

Getting to the Heart of Conflict: A Workshop on Practical Techniques
David A. Hoffman, Esq.
Mediator, Arbitrator, Collaborative Lawyer 
Boston Law Collaborative, LLC
John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law Harvard Law School
TEDx Talk on “Lawyers as Peacemakers” 
The annual conference on May 4th and 5th will feature:

Spousal Support: A View from the Bench
The Honorable Richard A. Dollinger
Monroe County Acting Supreme Court Justice

Navigating The New Tax Laws When Mediating Divorcing Couples
Mark Josephson Esq., CPA, CFP, CFE, CGMA
Founder & Senior Partner 
Murray & Josephson, CPAs

Update on the Law
Steve Abel, Esq.
Accredited Mediator
The Center for Mediation and Training

Session 1: Retirement Account Primer for Mediators
Session 2: Navigating the Retirement Landscape 
Carolyn A. D’Agostino, Esq.
Pension & Retirement Consultant
The Law Office of Carolyn D’Agostino, PLLC

Addressing Diversity, Inclusiveness and Implicit Bias: Concerns Facing Mediators
- Maria R. Volpe, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Director, Dispute Resolution Program, Director, CUNY Dispute Resolution Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice - CUNY
- Bathabile Mthombeni, JD, University Ombudsman, Binghamton University - SUNY
- Sheila Sproule, JD, Assistant Statewide ADR Coordinator, NYS Unified Court System

Making the Case for Caucusing in Divorce Mediation
David Hoffman, Esq.

Debate: Is There a Place for Consulting Attorneys in Divorce Mediation?
Moderator: Dan Burns, Esq., Accredited Mediator, Burns Mediation
Renée LaPoint, MS, NYSCDM President, Accredited Mediator, The Mediation Center
Deborah Hope Wayne, Esq., Accredited Mediator, Deborah Hope Wayne, PC
Bob Collins, Esq., Attorney Mediator, Common Sense Divorce Mediation
Ron Heilmann, LCSW, LMFT, Accredited Mediator, Mediation Network of Syracuse, NY

Trends, Resources & Techniques to Know When Mediating Domestic Violence Cases
Gwen Wright, Executive Director, NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) 
Ellen Schell, Esq. OPDV General Counsel
Bonnie Allen OPDV Domestic Violence Pgm. Admin. 1

Mediating Past Stereotypes
Dorothy Weaver, MBA, EdD, Barnard College, Columbia University
Charles Newman, Esq., Charles M. Newman Law, Mediation and Arbitration

Breaking Through Stalemates: Understanding What Impasses are Really About
Barbara Badolato, CSW, Accredited Mediator, Divorce Mediation Professionals
Katherine Weall, Esq., Attorney, Mediator, Actor
Steven Bettman, Esq, Mediate For Life

Converting Calls to Clients
BJ Mann, Accredited Mediator, BJ Mann and Associates Mediation Services

What the Heck is HECM? (Reverse Mortgages are not what you think!)
Bill Donofrio, Reverse Mortgage Specialist, High Tech Lending

Additional activities:

Tour of the New York State Court of Appeals

35th Anniversary Party, Dinner and Dancing

Location: Albany Hilton

The special rate for our room block is $139 per night, available on first-come, first-serve basis. Please make your reservations before the cutoff date, March 30th, 2018, by calling 800-445-8667. You can also book your hotel room using this link then enter the group code 2CDM under the Special Rate/Group code. Room cancellations need to be make 72 hours in advance of hotel stay. 

If you have questions, please feel free to contact:
Mark Josephson, Annual Conference Chairperson, or 
Patty Murray, NYSCDM Executive Director.
New York State Council on Divorce Mediation

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