Since 1998, VLA’s MediateArt program has offered mediation services for the resolution of disputes, contract negotiation, and relationship management in a neutral, confidential forum at a nominal cost. Mediation is a voluntary dispute resolution process in which unbiased professionals assist parties in resolving legal and business disputes, negotiating contracts or managing an ongoing relationship. The process may be completed within one 3-hour session. If necessary, additional sessions may be arranged.
Mediating a Dispute
We offer a forum for parties to resolve their differences with the assistance of neutral mediators who work with the parties to settle an ongoing dispute or litigation by working to help the parties understand the underlying needs of the other side and come to an agreement.
Mediators assist the parties in working through the terms of a proposed or existing contract, with the goal of resolving any disputed issues and coming to an agreement on all material terms.
Mediators help the parties to open up lines of communication, analyze ongoing relationships and assist in communicating between or among themselves, when they have come to an impasse on a particular problem or the relationship has otherwise broken down.
To request information about arranging a mediation please call the Art Law Line at (212) 319-2787 ext 1 or click here to submit your request. When submitting your request, please indicate clearly in the description of legal issues section that you are seeking mediation services.
Once a mediation is scheduled, you may submit payment here. Please do not submit payment prior to speaking with our office.
MediateArt Training Program
VLA also provides training twice a year for anyone interested in becoming a mediator and working with artists using the MediateArt program. Click here for information on the upcoming MediateArt training programs.
VLA is grateful to Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP for hosting its MediateArt Training Workshops.
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