Training & Events

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  • Wed
    11
    Oct
    2017
    12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.The American Kennel Club

    It is a pleasure to report that our most recent Mediation and Arbitration training for the American Kennel Club (AKC) was an engaging and enjoyable success.  Simeon H. Baum led a group of 18 AKC mediators and arbitrators through an initial training s

  • Thu
    14
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    17
    Sep
    2017
    Atlanta Westin Peachtree Plaza

    We had a wonderful time attending the Federal Bar Association's Annual Convention in Atlanta, where among other things, we enjoyed receptions at the Atlanta History Center (http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/) and the National Center for Civil and H

  • Thu
    14
    Sep
    2017
    8:30 amDorsey & Whitney LLP

    In this Ethics Committee Meeting, Simeon H. Baum will initiate a reflective dialogue on the limits of mediator manipulation of parties (and counsel). He will initially take a look at the nature of Ethics and ethical thinking in the mediation field.

  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017
    ACR-GNY Annual Conference

    Simeon H. Baum engaged a class of 50-75 in a lively discussion on the challenge of whether there comes a time for the neutral mediator to take action.

    The PowerPoint presentation for this program can be found at the following link: Mediation Ethics:

  • Tue
    04
    Apr
    2017
    NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

    Mr. Baum was honored to receive an invitation to be a guest lecturer for John Osborn’s Dispute Resolution and Avoidance class at NYU Polytechnic. In a classroom filled with experienced architects and engineers, Mr. Baum led the group through a lesson

  • Wed
    15
    Mar
    2017
    Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017
    Fordham University School of Law

    We are extremely pleased to announce that even after being hit by a blizzard, the NYSBA Three-Day Commercial Mediation Training was able to pull off a resounding success. With more than 20 years' experience conducting the event, including 8 in a row

  • Wed
    08
    Mar
    2017
    Clinton Inn

    This month Simeon Baum will serve as program moderator and presenter, together with a panel of distinguished speakers, in a program on Employment and Commercial Mediation and related tax issues, hosted by the New Jersey State Bar Association's Disput

  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017
    Resolve Mediation Services, Inc.

    Every year since Mr. Baum's visit to Moscow in 2009, Professor Gaya Davidyan of Russia's top law school, MGU, brings a class of law students to visit several US cities and learn about the US legal system.  For a number of years, Mr. Baum has spoken w

  • Wed
    18
    Jan
    2017
    Thu
    27
    Apr
    2017
    Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

    For the last 20 years, Simeon Baum has taught in the award-winning ADR faculty of Cardozo law school.

    The class is highly participatory, utilizing role-play and simulation exercises.  Among the most exciting of the exercises, the students perform a

  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2016
    12:30 - 2:00 p.m.Touro Law Center

    Mr. Baum was excited to participate in a panel discussion for the First Annual E.D.N.Y. Mediation Settlement Day Luncheon and CLE program entitled “Moving the Needle: Diversity and Inclusion in ADR.”  The event marked the 15th anniversary of Mediatio

  • Tue
    27
    Sep
    2016
    Thu
    29
    Sep
    2016
    Nassau County Bar Association

    Simeon Baum was delighted to once again team up with Steve Hochman to take their commercial mediation training on the road to lovely Nassau County. The three-day training, held at the truly majestic Nassau County Bar Association in Mineola, was a tre

  • Thu
    22
    Sep
    2016
    Family Court Library - 60 Lafayette Street, 10th Floor

    Mr. Baum is delighted to participate in an upcoming Family Court program, alongside Rebecca Price and Dan Weitz, which will address best practices, academic theory and effective tools in conferencing, settlement and mediation. Mr. Baum's presentation

  • Wed
    13
    Jul
    2016
    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Mr. Baum traveled to the Big Easy to participate in a sports-themed ADR program, which was presented through the Federal Bar Association’s ADR Section and the New Orleans Chapter of the FBA. The first panel, to which Mr. Baum was a contributor, was e

  • Sun
    26
    Jun
    2016
    New York Law School

    Mr. Baum was delighted to spearhead, produce and participate in an all-day program in celebration of Lawline’s ADR Day.  The event brought together esteemed ADR practitioners and distinguished advocates from the employment and insurance arenas to del

  • Thu
    16
    Jun
    2016
    ACR-GNY Annual Conference

    In this interactive, Town Hall-style program, Mr. Baum helped the participants to engage in a reflective dialogue on the limits of mediator manipulation of parties (and counsel). Drawing on a model of mediation suggested by ancient classics, the Tao

  • Mon
    21
    Mar
    2016
    Wed
    23
    Mar
    2016
    Fordham University School of Law

    For over 20 years, Simeon Baum and Steve Hochman have delivered a three-day program to train mediators for the Commercial Division in the New York State court system. On March 21 – 23, 2016, Simeon and Steve presented their 3-day commercial mediation

  • Tue
    20
    Oct
    2015
    New York County Lawyers Association

    Mr. Baum joined a distinguished group of presenters to provide a comprehensive training for Part 137 and the Joint Committee’s Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution arbitrators covering Part 137 Rules, substantive law, ethical issues and arbitration

  • Tue
    29
    Sep
    2015
    Thu
    01
    Oct
    2015
    The Buffalo Club - Buffalo, New York

    In the fall of 2015, Mr. Baum took the show on the road to lovely Buffalo, presenting his 3-day commercial mediation training through the Erie County Bar Association. The training, held at the historic Buffalo Club, was a treat to present to a distin

  • Mon
    28
    Sep
    2015
    University of Buffalo Law School

    While in Buffalo to present a three-day commercial mediation training, Mr. Baum stopped by Buffalo Law School to speak to Steve Sugarman’s "Mediation Theory and Practice" class.  Fueled by a welcome reception featuring the ubiquitous college staples

  • Mon
    28
    Sep
    2015
    Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York

    Simeon H. Baum was invited as a guest Commercial Mediator and Trainer to share some thoughts with the Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, in
    conjunction with the New York City Bar Association. With fellow presenters, Hon. Harold

  • Tue
    17
    Mar
    2015
    Thu
    19
    Mar
    2015
    Fordham University School of Law

    For over 20 years, Simeon Baum and Steve Hochman have delivered a three-day program to train mediators for the Commercial Division in the New York State court system. On March 17 – 19, 2015, Simeon and Steve presented their 3-day commercial mediation

  • Wed
    05
    Nov
    2014
    SDNY Courthouse

    Mr. Baum moderated a town hall-style discussion on Effective Representation in Mediation, hosted by the Federal Bar Association's Southern District of New York Chapter and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. The cocktail reception held both befor

  • Tue
    28
    Oct
    2014
    The New York Peace Institute

    In this presentation for Mediation Settlement Week, sponsored by The New York Peace Institute, Civil Court, Civil Branch, New York County, Simeon H. Baum begins the program with the difficult task of defining ethical behavior. From there, Mr. Baum lo

  • Wed
    18
    Jun
    2014
    ACR-GNY Annual Conference

    Mr. Baum joined the 13th Annual ACR-GNY Conference to make the pitch for selling mediation on a qualitative rather than quantitative basis.   Mr. Baum’s presentation stressed that the mediation process offers greater value than simply saving time and

  • Thu
    22
    May
    2014

    Following the widespread destruction left in the wake of Super Storm Sandy, the Eastern District of New York issued a Case Management Order automatically sending all insurance coverage cases related to the property damage caused by Sandy to mediation

  • Thu
    15
    May
    2014
    Queens County Bar Association

    In this program for the Queen County Bar Association, Simeon H. Baum presents not only strategies and skills but also an overarching vision of mediation and insight into mediator orientation and negotiation theory that offers guidance to representati

  • Thu
    30
    Jan
    2014

    Mr. Baum had the distinct honor of co-Chairing the NYSBA’s Dispute Resolution Section's Annual Meeting program together with Charlie Moxley, an arbitrator and mediator who is also a past chair of the DR Section. Mr. Baum moderated a panel initially c

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2013
    Royal Hawaiian Hotel

    In a presentation for the Federal Bar Association's Fifth Annual FBA Hawaii Conference, Simeon H. Baum takes a look at the current intersection of Dispute Resolution and Discovery. Mr. Baum finds that in addition to the regularly perceived benefits o

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2013
    Utica, New York

    Mr. Baum, joined by two Dentons lawyers, Steve Marshall and Brian Cousins, presented a one-day mediation training for Northern District of New York commercial mediators. The all-day training was held at the elegant Hotel Utica, in scenic upstate New

  • Wed
    18
    Sep
    2013
    Philadelphia Bar Institute Conference Center

    For the Philadelphia Commerce Program Judge Pro Tem Training Session, Simeon H. Baum presented "The Technique of No Technique: A Paean to the Tao te Ching & Penultimate Word on Breaking Impasse".

    To view the PowerPoint presentation, click below:

    Tech

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2013
    Thu
    13
    Jun
    2013
    Fordham University School of Law

    Supplementing the three-day commercial mediation trainings given for over 20 years, Simeon Baum and Steve Hochman presented a Two-Day Advanced Commercial Mediation training to those wishing to serve as mediators for the NY State Court's Commercial Di

  • Wed
    03
    Apr
    2013
    Fairmont Millenium, Chicago

    As program moderator and panelist at the American Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section presentation on Dispute Resolution and e-Discovery, Simeon H. Baum takes a look at the current intersection of Dispute Resolution and e-Discovery. Mr. Bau

  • Thu
    15
    Nov
    2012
    New York City Bar Association

    In this Law Review CLE, Simeon H. Baum considers the role of mediation in dealing with Copyright, Trademark and Other Intellectual Property Law. Mr. Baum argues that in order to make the most out of the opportunities available in mediation, it is es

  • Wed
    03
    Oct
    2012
    Andrews Kurth, LLP

    In this presentation for the Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section and the New York State Bar Association, Simeon H. Baum focused on making the most out of the opportunities available in mediation. Mr. Baum espoused his belief that understanding t

  • Wed
    12
    Sep
    2012

    Mr. Baum moderated a very interesting program concerning the emerging field of e-discovery as it relates to dispute resolution, aptly entitled Dispute Resolution and E-Discovery, which is based on the 2nd edition of Thomson Reuters/Westlaw’s book by

  • Sun
    01
    Apr
    2012
    Washington, D.C.

    For this presentation at the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, Simeon H. Baum speaks on a topic familiar to all mediators: impasse breaking. Drawing from notes on a chapter he contributed to NYSBA DRS Publication Editor Molly Klapp

  • Wed
    11
    Jan
    2012
    Thu
    12
    Jan
    2012
    International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution

    This Essential Mediation Training Workshop was hosted by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution and featured presenters Simeon H. Baum, Esq. and Stephen A. Hochman, Esq. The presentation covered a wide variety of topics with

  • Tue
    14
    Jun
    2011
    Wed
    15
    Jun
    2011
    Fordham University School of Law

    Mr. Baum participated in a conference led by Director Arthur W. Rovine which brought together leading international arbitrators, mediators, practitioners, and scholars to discuss contemporary issues in international arbitration and mediation. Mr. Bau

  • Fri
    01
    Apr
    2011
    Tue
    05
    Apr
    2011
    Commercial Division Supreme Court, Nassau County

    This Mediation Workshop, sponsored by The Commercial Division, Supreme Court, Civil Branch, Nassau County, and with the cooperation of the Nassau County Bar Association, provides an extensive look across the Alternative Dispute Resolution spectrum.

  • Sat
    29
    Jan
    2011
    Albany, NY

    NYSBA's Young Lawyers Section hosted a talk by Simeon H. Baum on the benefits of mediation and how to best make use of a mediation session.

    This comprehensive presentation covered topics across the dispute resolution spectrum including: Pre-Mediation

  • Thu
    28
    Oct
    2010
    Renaissance Westchester Hotel, West Harrison, NY

    In this presentation for the Senior Laywers & Elder Law Sections Joint Fall Meeting, Simeon H. Baum, Esq. of Resolve Mediation Services, Inc. and Daniel M. Weitz, Esq. of the Unified Court System Office of Court Administration provide tips on how Eld

  • Mon
    14
    Jun
    2010
    Tue
    15
    Jun
    2010
    Fordham University School of Law

    Mr. Baum joined a distinguished panel of leading international arbitrators, mediators, practitioners, and scholars to discuss contemporary issues in international arbitration and mediation. The conference was moderated by its director, Arthur W. Rovi

  • Tue
    18
    May
    2010
    Wed
    26
    May
    2010
    9:00am - 6:00pmCity Bar Center for CLE
  • Fri
    26
    Mar
    2010
    Supreme Court, New York County

    Supplementing the three-day commercial mediation trainings given for over 20 years, Simeon Baum and Steve Hochman presented a Two-Day Advanced Commercial Mediation training to those wishing to serve as mediators for the NY State Court's Commercial Di

  • Thu
    03
    Dec
    2009
    Fri
    04
    Dec
    2009
    Moscow, Russia

    As guests of the U.S. State Department and Department of Justice, Mr. Baum traveled with Judge Robert Levy of the EDNY to Moscow to participate in a conference of 150 lawyers and judges from across the former Soviet Union, focusing on Commercial Medi

  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2009
    The Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing, New York

    For the Fall 2009 meeting of the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section in conjunction with the Labor & Employment Law Section, Simeon H. Baum made this presentation on how to negotiate and acquire negotiation skills.

    Focusing on m

  • Thu
    17
    Sep
    2009
    Mon
    21
    Sep
    2009
    Supreme Court, Suffolk County

    This Mediation Workshop, sponsored by The Commercial Division, Supreme Court, Civil Branch, Suffolk County, and with the cooperation of the Suffolk County Bar Association, provides an extensive look across the Alternative Dispute Resolution spectrum.

  • Wed
    27
    May
    2009
    New York County Lawyers Association

    The Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, New York County, hosted an Advanced Mediation Training Seminar titled "The Mediator's Art Revisited."

    Simeon H. Baum, Esq., who led the program with fellow trainers Steven A. Hochman, Esq. and Elayne E. G

  • Thu
    01
    Feb
    2007
    New York County Lawyers' Association

    Mr. Baum was delighted to team up once again with the usual esteemed group of presenters to provide a comprehensive training for Part 137 and the Joint Committee’s Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution arbitrators covering Part 137 Rules, substantiv

  • Tue
    25
    Oct
    2005
    New York County Lawyers' Association

    In honor of Mediation Settlement Day, NYCLA's Arbitration & ADR Committee, along with the American Arbitration Association, was proud to present this important program that promotes and highlights the benefits of mediation as an effective tool for re

  • Tue
    09
    Nov
    2004
    New York County Lawyers' Association

    Simeon H. Baum, Esq. was thrilled to join the New York County Lawyers' Association presentation of "Mediation in Bankruptcy", a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program. The use of mediation in bankruptcy cases has grown enormously in the past sever

  • Wed
    20
    Oct
    2004
    New York County Lawyers' Association

    Mr. Baum joined a distinguished group of presenters to provide a comprehensive training for Part 137 and the Joint Committee’s Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution arbitrators covering Part 137 Rules, substantive law, ethical issues and arbitration

  • Fri
    06
    Aug
    2004
    Sat
    07
    Aug
    2004
    New York County Lawyers' Association

    Once again, Mr. Baum had the great pleasure to participate in a training program as part of the ongoing “Bridge The Gap” series focusing on newly admitted attorneys entitled ADR: Focus on Mediation – Tips for Counselors and Advocates.  The two-day tr

  • Fri
    06
    Aug
    2004
    New York County Lawyers' Association

    At this New York County Lawyers' Association CLE Institute event, Simeon H. Baum shared his knowledge and experience working in Alternative Dispute Resolution. By combining both lecture and group participation, the program was entertaining and inter

  • Wed
    04
    Jun
    2003
    New York County Lawyers' Association

    In this program for the New York County Lawyers' Association, Simeon H. Baum presented an overview of the mediation process. Splitting the mediation process into four section: Prior to Mediation, Preparing for Mediation, Commencing the Mediation, and

  • Fri
    31
    Mar
    2000
    Sat
    01
    Apr
    2000
    New York County Lawyers' Association

    Mr. Baum had the great pleasure to participate in a training program as part of the ongoing “Bridge The Gap” series focusing on newly admitted attorneys entitled ADR: Focus on Mediation – Tips for Counselors and Advocates.  The two-day training broac

  • Fri
    31
    Mar
    2000
    Sat
    01
    Apr
    2000
    New York County Lawyers' Association

    Mr. Baum had the great pleasure to participate in a training program as part of the ongoing “Bridge The Gap” series focusing on newly admitted attorneys entitled ADR: Focus on Mediation – Tips for Counselors and Advocates.  The two-day training broac

  • Fri
    18
    Dec
    1998
    NYCLA's "Home of Law"

    The Honorable Ann Pfau joined the New York County Lawyers Association's Committee on Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Committee's annual Holiday "Lunch with a Judge." Judge Pfau shared on all of the work being done by OCA and th

  • Fri
    20
    Nov
    1998
    American Arbitration Association

    The New York County Lawyers Association's (NYCLA) Committee on Arbitration and ADR hosted this luncheon with Mitch Sturman, Esq. presiding as a guest speaker. Mr. Sturman is the NY Regional ADR (EEO) Coordinator for the U.S. Postal Service and he to