Professional Details

Nance L. Schick
Third Ear Conflict Resolution

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310 East 46th Street
Suite 20G
New York, NY 10017


Description of Practice

My goal is to keep managers and small business owners out of court and build their conflict resolution skills--so everyone has a better work experience. I will help you talk about difficult topics, such as gender, race, religion, and disability.

I am a former Human Resources Supervisor/Employee Relations Representative and litigant in a sex discrimination and sexual harassment case. I was trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM). I served two years in a consultative status as ICERM's Main Representative to the United Nations. I am creator of the Third Ear Conflict Resolution process that is the basis of my book, DIY CONFLICT RESOLUTION.

In short, I know conflict from many angles, and I want you to be more skilled in resolving the inevitable conflicts that will arise in your job, business, and life.

Professional Background

CUNY QUEENS COLLEGE, Flushing, NY, Compliance & Diversity Training Specialist (Jan. 2020 to date).

THE LAW STUDIO OF NANCE L. SCHICK (n/k/a THIRD EAR CONFLICT RESOLUTION), New York, NY, Attorney/Mediator/Conflict Resolution Coach (Jun. 2003 to date).


  • Mediate employment and small business disputes in industries such as entertainment, film, music, and wellness.
  • Mediate personal injury and other cases for the NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT in Bronx County.
  • Represent pro se plaintiffs in mediation of discrimination cases filed in the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT - SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.
  • Coach new mediators for MediateArt program at VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS.
  • Judge ABA Mediation Advocacy and FINRA Dispute Resolution Triathlon Competitions.
  • Mediated hundreds of employment disputes for FORTUNE 500 corporation.
  • Negotiated numerous advertising, media, player, and staff contracts in minor league pro sport.


STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO, Buffalo, NY, J.D./Certificates in Government Law (Education, Tax)(May 2001).

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, Louisville, KY, B.S., Education/Sport Administration (Dec. 1995).


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2005    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission    Mediation Training
2015    Financial Industry Regulatory Authority    Arbitration Training
2017    International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation    Mediation Training


My approach has been called transformative, narrative, and facilitative, if not a combination of them. My goal is to transform the relationships among the parties, where possible. I give them a space to be heard, and I facilitate discussions toward mutually-agreeable resolution. Although I have been a trial attorney, I do not evaluate the facts and give predictions about how cases might play out at trial. Instead, I help the parties determine what is most important to them and to reconcile any conflicts in those interests. This approach is especially beneficial in employment disputes and in industries where the parties are likely to see each other again, if not regularly.


My half-day rate is $750.00 for up to three hours. My full-day rate is $2,000.00 for up to eight hours. A $500.00 initial deposit is required.

No cancellation fee if notified at least five days prior to the scheduled mediation date. Charges for preparatory time are non-refundable. There is no charge for postponement.

Other Information

Licensed to practice law in State of New York (Feb. 2002). Also admitted to practice before SDNY (May 2017).

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Faith Based
  • General
  • Labor - Management
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Sports
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Staff Developer
  • Arbitrator
  • Ombud
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.


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