Joint Committee on Fee Disputes & Conciliation Part 137 Program — Fee Dispute Arbitration Training: Focus on Part 137 Arbitration


Joint Committee on Fee Disputes & Conciliation Part 137 Program — Fee Dispute Arbitration Training: Focus on Part 137 Arbitration

Start 01/29/2024 - 9:00 AM
End 01/29/2024 - 5:00 PM


This training will be for people interested in volunteering for the Part 137 Fee Dispute programs in the following parts of NYS: 1st and 12th judicial districts (NYCLA program); 2nd Judicial district (Brooklyn Bar Association program); 11th Judicial District (Queens program); 13th Judicial District (Richmond County Bar Association Program).


The training will consist of lectures, discussions as well as MANDATORY ROLE PLAY EXERCISES, where attendees’ cameras and sound MUST be turned on


Join us for a full day training session to learn what you need to know to become a Part 137 Fee Dispute Arbitrator.


Topics include:


  • General Overview of the Part 137 Program
  • Reasonableness of the Attorney Fee
  • What do You Actually do as a Part 137 Arbitrator?
  • Award Drafting and Other Post Hearing Responsibilities
  • Ethical Issues
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Boas in the Conduct of Proceedings, Evidentiary Analysis and Decision Making
  • Role Play Exercises and Critiques
  • Debriefing; Questions and Answers



PLEASE NOTE: attorneys and non-attorneys with experience may apply for the program, BUT attorney applicants must be admitted to the New York Bar for at least 5 years.


If you intend to apply to volunteer for a local program, once your registration is confirmed, you must submit your resume or bio to


The Board of Governors must approve all neutrals to arbitrate for the program. Attending this program is not a guarantee that you will be accepted to volunteer for the program.


When considering which program you would like to volunteer for, check the local program‘s rules to determine whether you meet the local program requirements.



Simeon H. Baum, Resolve Mediation Services, Inc.; Anthe Maria Bova, General Counsel & NYCLA Part 137 Fee Dispute Resolution Program Director; Bobby B. Codjoe, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Morrison Cohen LLP; Christopher Fladgate, Garson, Segal, Steinmetz Fladgate LLP; Martha E. Gifford, Chair, Board of Governors, NYS Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program; David Paul Horowitz and Katryna Kristoferson, Law Offices of David Paul Horowitz, PLLC; Amy Pontillo, NYS Office of Court Administration, Counsel, Board of Governors, NYS Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program; Federica Romanelli, NYCLA Fee Dispute Resolution Program Administrator; Lewis Tesser and Randall Tesser, Tesser, Ryan & Rochman LLP; Nelson Edward Timken, Timken Dispute Resolution, LLC


9 NY Credits: 1 Ethics; 2 Professional Practice; 5 Skills; 1 DIEB; Non-transitional.



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CLE Certificates (if applicable): After verifying your attendance, we will add your certificate to the “Download CLE Certificates” page, which you can access from your “My Account” page.

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