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MediateArt: Mediation & Negotiation Training Program (Continuing Legal Education)

December 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm


Learn to be a Mediator with MediateArt and VLA! Attorneys earn up to 16 CLE credit hours.

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.

VLA’s MediateArt Training Program is a two-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 completion of the program, participants will be eligible to take part as mediators in VLA’s MediateArt Program, as matters arise. For more information on mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution, and on VLA’s particular MediateArt model, please see our FAQ page here.

This program is taught by Alida Camp, a full-time mediator/arbitrator. Read more about Alida below.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDIT:  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, both sessions must be attended. This program is “transitional” and thus newly admitted attorneys are qualified to receive CLE as well. Course materials will be emailed in advance of the program in e-book format.

PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES: (Participants must attend BOTH days)

Thursday, December 5, 2019 and Friday, December 6, 2019
10 am – 6 pm both days


Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
51 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019


For members, please contact 212.319.2787 ext. 10 or registrations@vlany.org to receive your discount code, which will allow you to view and purchase the ticket.

$150 Students and Artists Over Sixty ($75 before Nov. 8) (Students must submit proof of full-time status, email to registrations@vlany.org)

$230 Arts Professionals Non-Member ($155 before Nov. 8)

$205 Arts Professionals Member ($130 before Nov. 8) (Get your Member discount code!)

$650 Legal Professional Non-Member ($550 before Nov. 8)

$550 Legal Professionals Member ($450 before Nov. 8) (Get your Member Discount code!)

$430 General Public ($330 before Nov. 8)

For attorneys, there are various scholarships available. To view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines and for more information on how to apply, click here.

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


December 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am
December 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
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Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
(212) 319 - 2787
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Event type
CLE Class
Event Cate
CLE Class


Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
51 W 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019 United States
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