Professional Details

Nance L. Schick
The Law Studio of Nance L. Schick

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310 East 46th Street
Suite 20G
New York, NY 10017
USA
917-749-1631

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Description of Practice

My goal is to keep you out of court and build your conflict resolution skills. 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 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, and I am creator of the Third Ear Conflict Resolution process that is the basis of the book I let a consultant talk me into naming DIY CONFLICT RESOLUTION, while I was recovering from a violent assault.

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, New York, NY, Attorney/Mediator/Conflict Resolution Coach (Jun. 2003 to date).

Experience

  • Mediate employment and small business disputes in industries such as entertainment, film, music, and wellness.
  • 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.

Degrees

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).

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2005    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission    Mediation Training (40 hours)
2015    Financial Industry Regulatory Authority    Arbitration Training
2017    International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation    Mediation Training

Approach

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.

Fees

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

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.

Attachments

      2017 Capability Statement.pdf 2017 Capability Statement.pdf
      2017 UN Capability Statement.pdf 2017 UN Capability Statement.pdf
      The Law Studio Values.pdf The Law Studio Values.pdf