New York has established for the first time statewide guidelines for the qualifications and training of mediators and neutral evaluators who are called into cases by judges seeking to encourage out-of-court settlements. Establishment of the guidelines represents a coming of age for alternative dispute resolution, Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau said. "I think this will be very helpful in continuing to develop this very vibrant ADR program that we have."
N.Y. Court Establishes First Statewide Guidelines for Mediators, Neutral Evaluators
New York Law Journal
July 24, 2008