ADR In Traditional Institutional Settings Is Focus Of NYCBar Program

Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 00:00

The New York City Bar Association will sponsor a program titled The Resolution of Environmental Interest Disputes: An Emerging Area of Practice.It will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, November 10 at the House of the Association, 42 West 44th Street, NYC.

Program co-chairs Rachel E. Deming, Scarola Ellis LLP; Pamela R. Esterman, Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C.; and Christine Fazio, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP will lead the discussion on the use of ADR in traditional institutional settings such as the New York State court system, federal court litigation regarding environmental liability, local land- use decision-making agencies, and State of New York DEC administrative law judge proceedings. The skills and techniques lawyers use in these traditional settings will be described and discussed as a prelude for examining the resolution of critical environmental, land, and resource conflicts that are not adjudicated in these familiar settings. The program will concentrate on the management and resolution of environmental conflicts where rights are less well developed, the conflicts are new and rapidly evolving, the stakeholders many and where there are less obvious forums for conflict resolution.

For information on registration fees and available CLE credits, see CLE Eventson The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To register call (212) 382-6663 or