AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Professor James B. Boskey New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section ADR Practitioner of the Year – 2005-2006
“Drafting ADR Clauses that Work”, New Jersey Lawyer, February 2005; reprinted Business Law Section Newsletter, New Jersey Bar Association, August 2005
Former Editor, New Jersey State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Newsletter
State of New Jersey Judicial College lecturer, 2006
Committee of Arbitration Administrators/Civil CDR Point Persons lecturer, 2006
Panelist, ADR Day, NJAPM and NJSBA dispute resolution programs
Moderator, 2005 Verona Municipal Council Election Debate
Barbara Weisman, Esq., Verona, New Jersey
1994 through present - exclusive neutral practice in alternative dispute resolution (excluding matrimonial/family); including but not limited to employment, construction, legal and medical malpractice, LAD, consumer, real property, liability, commercial, contract, securities, debt, false arrest/imprisonment, civil rights, banking, fraud, environmental and Tort Claims cases.
American Arbitration Association (AAA) Personal Injury Protection Arbitrator - handled 1000 AAA arbitrations and wrote over 500 AAA decisions, 1994 – 2001
American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel of Neutrals, Special Bankruptcy Panel 2001-2003
1999 through present - arbitrator and/or mediator for:
Superior Court of New Jersey Roster of Mediators, Statewide Mediation Program for Civil, General Equity and Probate (mediated over 375 cases since 2001)
United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Panel of Certified Arbitrators
Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division, Essex, Hudson and Union County Panels of Arbitrators (formerly also Bergen, Middlesex and Passaic)
New Jersey Municipal Court Mediation Program, Essex County Panel of Mediators
New Jersey State Agriculture Development Committee Certified Mediator
The National Arbitration Forum Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators
NASD Regulation, Inc. Roster of Neutral Arbitrators
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey Roster of Mediators
National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM)
Resolute Systems Roster of Mediators and Arbitrators
Law Office of Samuel A. DeGonge/formerly DeGonge Chappell, Belleville,
1988 through 1994 - trial attorney primarily defending complex cases.
Experience including, but not limited to, medical and nursing malpractice, liability, Tort Claims, wrongful discharge, discrimination, contracts (including employment), false arrest and imprisonment and maritime.
Tenant organization attorney and Rent Board attorney for the City of Bayonne.
Office of the New Jersey Solicitor, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
1982 through 1988 - litigator primarily in defense of cases including liability, common carrier, maritime, sovereign immunity, discrimination, contracts (including construction), employment, Workers’ Compensation, bankruptcy, police defense and policy, and prosecution/resolution of commercial debt.
Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Jersey City, New Jersey
1980 through 1982 - Assistant Prosecutor in Grand Jury, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and Trial Team. Co-author of administrative manual for Fugitive Unit. Former certified instructor, Police Training Commission, Division of Criminal Justice.
Office of Professional Discipline, New York State Department of Education
1979 through 1980 - Senior Investigator monitoring disciplined, licensed professionals (excluding attorneys and pharmacists); investigation of applicants for licensure and suspected unlicensed practitioners.
Lamb, Hutchinson, Chappell, Ryan & Hartung, Jersey City, New Jersey
1976 through 1979 - law clerk working in varied areas of liability.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION
Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers Mediation Workshop
NASD Panel Member Training; NASD Chairperson Training
Superior Court of New Jersey, County Arbitration/Mediation Trainings and Trainer
United States District Court, Arbitrator Training
Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage, Advanced Mediation Training
Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Chapter Associate, 1998-2000
Agricultural Mediation Training Course by New Jersey State Office of Dispute Settlement
Civil Mediation Training Course and Family Law Mediation Training Course - Institute for Continuing Legal Education
American Arbitration Association No Fault Arbitrator Trainings
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MENTORING/TEACHING
New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM)
New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) - Dispute Resolution Section (Past Chair; Board of Directors) 2000-present; Unlawful Practice of Law Committee (Vice Chair; Past Chair), 1984-1994; Construction & Public Contract Law Section member
American Bar Association - Dispute Resolution Section
Association for Conflict Resolution
New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character - 1990-1997
New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law – 1994-2006
New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution; Civil Subcommittee Member 2005-present
Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Chapter Master, Team Leader and Executive Board Member, 2000-present
Guest Lecturer, Rutgers Law School
Trainer, Mentor and member of Mediator Facilitating Committee, Superior Court of New Jersey Roster of Mediators, Statewide Mediation and Advanced Mediation Training Program for Civil, General Equity and Probate