Women are grossly under-represented among the ranks of paid mediators and arbitrators statewide, and especially so in the Third Judicial District. Why? This CLE presented
by the Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee will explore that question, reveal how the
selection process really works and provide insight from experienced mediators/ arbitrators on how
to break-in, fit-in and practice as a mediator/arbitrator.
CO-SPONSORS: Albany County Bar Association; Albany Law School; Capital District Black & Hispanic Bar Association; Capital District Women’s Bar Association; New York State Bar Association
(Judicial, Commercial and Federal Litigation, Women in the Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution sections); Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association; The Legal Project; National Association of Women Judges
HON. VICTORIA A. GRAFFEO, former judge of the New York Court of Appeals and current partner at Harris Beach who leads the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group.
HON. KARLA MOSKOWITZ, Associate Justice (ret.), Appellate Division, First Department, special
master for the Appellate Division, arbitrator with National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM).
HON. MAE A. D’AGOSTINO, Northern District U.S. Judge.
JAMES E. HACKER, managing partner at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy and president of the Albany County Bar Association renowned for his talents in the courtroom and as a mediator.
HON. RACHEL KRETSER (Ret.), adjunct faculty member, Albany Law School, chair, Third JD Gender Fairness Committee.
CLE CREDIT: It is anticipated that 3 CLE credits will be awarded, including 1 credit to fulfill the
new requirement for CLE in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias, and 1 credit for ethics.
No charge, due to the generosity of the co-sponsors.
REGISTRATION: Registration will be coordinated by the Albany County Bar Association.