Mr. Baum has served on the Advisory Committee to the New York County Supreme Court’s Commercial Division ADR Panel, in connection with which he spoke at the Commercial Division’s First Anniversary celebration and, for the first two anniversary celebrations, led panel discussions for its ADR neutrals. He also has served on the ADR Advisory Group and Mediation Ethics Advisory Committee, for the New York State Unified Court System. He served as the first Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section. During his term, the Section grew from a former ADR Committee of 93 members to an 800 member Section. He had previously served as subcommittee chair of the New York State Bar Association’s ADR Committee. He is past Chair of the New York County Lawyers Association’s Committee on Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and also chaired its Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) subcommittee for several years. He is on the Board of Governors, NYS Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program, and served as Chair of the Joint Committee on Fee Disputes and Conciliation (a collaboration of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, NYCLA, and the Bronx County Bar Association), when Part 137 of the Rules of the Chief Administrator of the New York State Court was first implemented. This required forming and training a panel of neutrals and overseeing the mandatory arbitration and voluntary mediation of attorney client fee disputes in New York and Bronx Counties. Mr. Baum has also served as Chair of the Legislative Tracking Subcommittee of the ABA Litigation Section’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee; and as a member of the ABA’s Dispute Resolution Section’s Mediation Committee.