Elizabeth Bonici
Assistant Director of Conflict Resolution Services

New York Center for Interpersonal Development 


  • Monday , January 8, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
  • Thursday, January 11,2018
  • Friday, January 12, 2018

Hours:  8:30 AM to 5:30 PM*

*Program ends earlier on Friday

Add to my calendar



ILR School, Cornell University
16 East 34th Street
NYC Conference Center - 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016-4328


Directions (by car or public transit)

What Participants are Saying About Our Trainings:

  • "I loved this training. You covered so much in a short period of time and I really feel like I came away with a solid understanding of the mediation practice."
  • "The understanding based approach really spoke to me.  I am so amazed and appreciative that a framework like that exists."
  • "The training was amazing.  It was so engaging and applicable to so many scenarios.  There was a great mix of students and the trainers really helped the class develop a rapport with each other."
  • "I would highly recommend this training for any attorney ~ whether you are interested in mediation or not.  The communication skills will make me a more effective fact gatherer from my clients, a more effective negotiator with my adversaries and a more effective advocate before tribunals of every kind.  For the practitioner ~ either as mediator or advocate ~ this training is indispensable.”
  • "The trainers helped to put theory into real context and brought the beauty and magic of mediation to life."

Find us on Facebook  View our profile on LinkedIn  Follow us on Twitter  View our photos on flickr  View our videos on YouTube

Visit our blog

       40 Hour Divorce Mediation Training   

January 2018

Monday thru Friday,  January 8 thru 12, 2018

Register early to save up to $200.00

New York Center for Interpersonal Development

is pleased to offer:

40 hr. Divorce Mediation Training
presented by: Adam J. Berner, Esq. and Sequoia Stalder, Esq.

41 CLE Hours
(Includes 4 CLE Ethics)

New York CLE Approved

For both newly admitted and experienced attorneys

Approved under Part 146 by the NYS Unified Court System’s Office of ADR Programs.
Please note that final placement on any court roster is at the discretion of the local Administrative Judge
and participation in a course that is either approved or pending approval does not guarantee placement
on a local court roster.

  • This is a comprehensive 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training that is designed to cover basic theory and skills of divorce mediation including divorce law, financial aspects of divorce, parenting issues and family dynamics.
  • This training will address the role of law and lawyers in mediation.
  • Includes a full Basic Mediation training, including basic theory and skills.

Cost: $1500.00* 
(Includes Materials)

(Credit card payments accepted)

         * Use Promo Code SUPEREARLY by October 31, 2017 and pay only $1300.00           *Use Promo Code EARLY by December 1, 2017 and pay only $1400.00

Student Discount Available
Financial aid available to those who qualify

Register Now!

Note: If paying via credit card, the charge will come from “PayPal NEWYORKCENT"

About the Presenters:

Adam J. Berner, Esq.

Adam J. Berner is a practicing Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer in the New York City and New Jersey area with offices in Manhattan, New York and Bergen County, NJ. Having worked in a general law firm, specializing in matrimonial and family law, he brings to his practice the experience and familiarity with the law and its alternative processes for resolving disputes. Adam's practice of mediation, primarily in the areas of family, divorce, employment and workplace disputes, is based on the principles of facilitating understanding, enabling parties to work out their own agreements, according to their own values, priorities and schedules.

Adam is recognized as one of the most active mediators in the New York – New Jersey mediation community. He is a Past President of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York where he has chaired the Continuing Education Committee and sat on the Board of Directors for 7 years. Adam served on the ADR Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York as the Matrimonial Committee liaison to the Committee. He is an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association of Conflict Resolution (Family Section) where he also serves on its Training Committee, an Accredited Member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation and the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators as well as a Certified Mediator at the Manhattan and Brooklyn Mediation Centers. Adam serves on the selective panel for the Matrimonial Mediation Pilot Program currently underway in New York County’s Supreme Court.

In addition to his mediation practice, Adam has an active Collaborative Law Practice. He is a founding member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals where he has served as co-chair of its Continuing Education Committee and currently serves on its Curriculum Committee commissioned to establish best practices of Collaborative Training. Adam also currently serves as the founding President of the North Jersey Collaborative Law Group, based in Bergen County, NJ.

In addition to his private practice, Adam is an Adjunct Professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where, for over a decade, has taught Divorce Mediation in addition to having taught family law at the law school. Adam is an experienced trainer in mediation and A.D.R., having trained attorneys, court personnel, law students and corporate staff throughout the New York City area and is certified by the New York State Office of Court Administration’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Office to provide Basic and family mediation training. He has served as the Director of Training at the Dispute Resolution Training Institute for New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID), where he still provides mediation training.  Prior to that position, Adam also taught law and ethics at the undergraduate division of Yeshiva University.

Sequoia Stalder, Esq.

Sequoia Stalder is a mediator/attorney practicing in New York City. He is a principal of Stalder Raich, a mediation firm in New York City. His areas of specialization are family and divorce mediation, business mediation and workplace and organizational conflict consulting. 

Sequoia is also currently the Director of Conflict Resolution Services and the Director of the Training Institute at New York Center for Interpersonal Development, the Richmond County Community Dispute Resolution Center.  In this role, he oversees all of New York Center’s mediation programs and trainings, with a yearly caseload of over 800 cases. 

As a recognized expert in mediation and the dynamics of conflict, Sequoia regularly provides beginner and advanced mediation trainings to a diverse array of professionals including lawyers, judges, therapists, teachers and others. He regularly lectures on mediation and related topics in law schools, courts, non-profits, government and social-service organizations. Sequoia is certified by the New York State Court System’s Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program to provide 30-hour basic mediation training. Both his basic mediation training and divorce mediation training are certified under New York State Court Rule Part 146. 

In addition to his work as a private trainer and as Director of New York Center’s Training Institute he is an adjunct professor of mediation and negotiation at Columbia University and a member of the training faculty for the Center for Understanding in Conflict (Center for Mediation in Law). 

Sequoia sits on the Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee of the State of New York Office of ADR and Court Improvement Programs. He is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the New York State Dispute Resolution Association and the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association.