Mediation Settlement Day
This past Thursday, October 17, 2013, was Mediation Day. The New York State Office of Court Administration (at http://nycourts.gov/ip/adr/MSD.shtml http://nycourts.gov/ip/adr/MSD.shtml) explains that
“Mediation Settlement Day is an annual event designed to raise awareness about the many benefits of mediation and the wealth of available resources for people in conflict. Organizations throughout the United States and beyond coordinate efforts to celebrate and promote mediation on the same day each year. On this day and throughout the month of October, organizations conduct special programs to promote mediation and to educate potential parties and attorneys about the mediation process. The aim is to encourage parties to try mediation for the first time and to reinforce its value and effectiveness to those who have benefitted from it before”.
A good place to learn more about the value of mediation is the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. You can access the Council and learn more about mediation from the following sources:
• Council’s Twitter account @NYSMediate
• Council’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NYSMediate.
• Council’s website http://nyscdm.org/