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MediateArt: Mediation & Negotiation Training Program (CLE)

November 13, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - November 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Location: Zoom Webinar

DATES (Participants must attend all four days):

  • Monday, Nov 13, 2023    [2-6 pm EST]
  • Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023    [2-6 pm EST]
  • Thursday, Nov 16, 2023    [2-6 pm EST]
  • Friday, Nov 17, 2023    [2-6 pm EST]

Workshops run from 2 – 6 PM each day.


VLA’s MediateArt Training Program is a four-day intensive workshop of basic mediation training for attorneys, artists, arts administrators, and other professionals with an interest or background in the arts.

Participants will learn effective mediation skills, particularly as they relate to art-related issues, through observing mock-mediations, engaging in mediation simulations, and receiving feedback from program faculty. The workshop will focus on “deal mediation” negotiation, facilitative leadership skills, and resolution of disputes without resorting to litigation.

Following the completion of the program, participants will be eligible to take part as mediators in VLA’s MediateArt Program, as matters arise. For more about VLA’s MediateArt, see below.

About VLA’s MediateArt: MediateArt is VLA’s alternative dispute resolution, contract negotiation, and negotiation counseling program. A vital program since 1998, MediateArt offers members of the arts community an alternative, non-litigious setting in which to resolve their arts-related disputes, with the assistance of neutral, VLA-trained mediators.

For more information on mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution, and on VLA’s particular MediateArt model, please click here.

Continuing Legal Education: Attorneys attending this mediation training program may be eligible for up to 16 CLE credit hours. (8 Areas of Professional Practice, 6 Skills Credits, and 2 Ethics Credits). To receive CLE for this training, all sessions must be attended. This program is “transitional” and thus newly admitted attorneys are qualified to receive CLE credit. Course materials will be emailed in advance of the program in e-book format. Please note that if you wish to receive CLE Credit, you must purchase an attorney ticket (Legal Professional Non-Member or Legal Professional Member).

Membership Discount Code: For members, please contact registrations@vlany.org to receive your discount code, which will allow you to view and purchase the ticket.

Students* And Artists Over Sixty: $150

*Students must submit proof of full-time status, email to registrations@vlany.org

Arts Professional VLA Member: $205

Arts Professional Non-Member: $230

Legal Professional VLA Member: $575

Legal Professional Non-Member: $675

General Public: $430

Instructor: Alida Camp is a full-time mediator/arbitrator. She specializes in alternative dispute resolution of employment, commercial, and entertainment cases. In addition to her private practice, she is a mediator for the American Arbitration Association, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the International Institute for Conflict Authority & Resolution, New York state and federal courts, FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), and is a member of the roster of neutrals for CPR. She is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, FINRA, New York State Attorney-Client Fee Disputes, and New York City Small Claims Court.

Prior to her work in dispute resolution, Ms. Camp was involved in the entertainment industry. She produced seven full-length feature films and was General Counsel for a prolific independent production and distribution company.

Ms. Camp has organized and presented programs on mediation and arbitration at bar associations, law firms, and other not-for-profit organizations. She has organized, moderated, and participated in panels on mediation issues such as ethics of med-arb and mediation preparation. She has guest lectured on mediation to students at Columbia University Law School and has worked with New York Law School students in their Small Claims Court mediations.

Ms. Camp has received more than 150 hours of mediation, advanced mediation, and arbitration training and has coached trainings for bar associations, the NYS Supreme Court and the EEOC.

Ms. Camp is a fellow of the American Bar Association, co-chair of the American Bar Association Entertainment ADR Committee. She was named an Entertainment Industry Power Mediator by the Hollywood Reporter, Esq and an Outstanding Volunteer by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Ms. Camp holds a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School and a B.A. in psychology from SUNY Binghamton.

Webinar Access: Participants will receive an email in advance of this workshop with instructions to access.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with The City Council.

For more information on this program, please contact VLA at registrations@vlany.org.


November 13, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
November 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
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NY United States


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
(212) 319 - 2787
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Event type
CLE Class
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CLE Class