Professional Details

Hannah Diamond

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Brooklyn, NY 11217
USA
917-310-0991

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Description of Practice

I'm an attorney and transformative mediator. I believe that while conflict can be destabilizing and difficult, every person has the inherent ability and interest to work toward resolving that conflict and regaining stability. My job is to provide a supportive space that allows you to understand yourself and the person you're in conflict with better, and become empowered to resolve your conflict in a long-term meaningful way. I provide virtual mediation services via a variety of platforms.

Professional Background

I came to mediation from litigation, where I repeatedly saw that parties in conflict ended up worse off and more disempowered than they were previously as a result of the court system. However, as an attorney, I understand the court system and the various paths a dispute might take. I also sit on the ADR subcommittee of the NYC Bar Association.

Experience

I am trained in facilitative and transformative mediation, as well as divorce and family mediation. I am a volunteer mediator for Small Claims Court and Community Mediation Services. I'm also trained in restorative justice and believe that mediation can be a healing environment.

Degrees

JD- Harvard Law School 2016 BA- Oberlin College 2012

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2021    Elena Sapora    Basic Mediation Training (24 Hours)
2021    Creative Response to Conflict    Introduction to Restorative Practices
2021    Stalder Mediation    Advanced Matrimonial Mediation Training (16 Hours)
2021    Community Mediation Services    Mediation Apprenticeship
2022    EAC    Custody and Visitation Training

Approach

My approach is that mediation is not just a faster cheaper way to resolve conflict than litigation(although it is). I have seen that mediation provides an opportunity for you to share your story, understand your own perspective better and get a better understanding of the person you're in conflict with's point of view as well. Parties are happier with resolutions when they come to them themselves. You are an expert in your own life, so it makes sense that you're in the best position to come to a resolution that leaves you feeling satisfied and stronger. My approach is mediation looks like you want it to look. I'd love to talk to you more about what that means and how it applies to your conflicts. I also find there are times that co-mediation with two mediators is very beneficial for parties. I partner with another mediator from a different faith background for interfaith mediations including decision making around weddings and children as well as interfaith divorces.

Other Information

Member NYCBA Dispute Resolution Committee

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Animal
  • Appellate
  • Art
  • Autism
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Criminal
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Employment
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • International
  • Jewelry
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • LGBTQ
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • School/Education
  • Small Claims
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Online Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer

References available upon request.