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15 Stuyvesant Oval Apt. 4H
NYC, NY 10009
Description of Practice
I provide conflict resolution services for adults. Serving elders, adults recovering from addiction, and families in conflict. I provide mediation services for family groups and conflict-coaching services for individuals. I am committed to serving as a confidential, neutral facilitator to family groups that seek to find their way out of seemingly intractable disagreements, for everyone's mutual benefit.
I served as a confidential court attorney to judges in the New York State Supreme Court for 20 years and currently preside over administrative law disputes brought by the City of New York. I received my training as a mediator from the New York State Bar Association and from Elder Decisions.
As a Supreme Court Court Attorney, I supervised litigation conferences involving complex legal issues, with the intent of having the attorneys who were representing their clients work out negotiated resolutions.
Juris Doctor, St. John's University School of Law, Bachelor of Arts, S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook
|10/23/18||Crystal Thorpe, Arline Kardasis||Elder & Adult Family Mediation Training, 21.25 hours|
|6/14/18||NYSBA||Mediation’s Advantages for Trusts and Estates and Adult Guardians 4 hours|
|6/20/17||NYSBA||Ethics in Mediation, 3 hours|
|3/14/17||NYSBA||Basic Mediation Training, 24 hours|
I use facilitative, evaluative, and transformative techniques as the situation demands. As a facilitative mediator, I create a safe, neutral place for parties to identify their interests and move toward having those interests met. As an evaluative mediator, I provide feedback and discuss best alternatives to a negotiated settlement in order to inject reality into the parties' individual positions. As a transformative mediator, the focus is on preserving the parties' relationships after the mediation process has concluded.
Please contact me for my rate sheet.
Elder mediation is based on preserving the elder's autonomy while giving adult children the opportunity to express their interests and concerns. For adults recovering from addiction, I take a 12 Step approach to having the parties focus on the problems wrought by addiction, admit each individual's role in the conflict, take responsibility for the consequences of previous actions, and then clean up the wreckage wrought by prior behavior patterns. For Jewish and other families in conflict, the process is based on principles of mutual respect.
Areas of Practice
- Adult Family
- Estate Planning
- Faith Based
- Health Care
- Online Mediation
- Conflict Coach
- Mediating Lawyer
- Online Mediator
- Mediation Consultant
AttachmentsIssues in Elder Family Disputes.docx