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MediateArt™ Training Program (CLE)

December 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

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

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.

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.

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, full-time mediator/arbitrator. Read more about her below.

CLE credits available for attorneys.
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

When: (Participants must attend BOTH days)
Monday, December 11, and Tuesday, December 12, 2017
10 am – 6 pm

JAMS | 620 Eighth Avenue, 34th Floor New York, New York 10018

This is the New York Times Building on Eighth Avenue, between 40th and 41st Streets.

$225 Non-Member Artists and Law Students 
$200 Member Artists / Law Students (Get your Member discount code!)
$625 Non-Member Attorney
$525 Member Attorneys (Get your Member discount code!)
$425 General Public


Partial scholarships available for artists, contact us for more information at registrations@vlany.org or call 212.319.2787 x10

To apply for a partial CLE scholarship (for attorneys), please view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines here.

All registration fees are non-refundable. Please note you are not registered until full payment is received.
For more information on this program, please contact VLA at registrations@vlany.org or 212.319.2787 x 10.


Alida Camp

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.


December 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am
December 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
(212) 319 - 2787
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620 Eighth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
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