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Suffolk County Civil Alternatives to Litigating in Matrimonials (CALM)


John P. Cohalan, Jr., Courthouse
400 Carleton Avenue
Central Islip, New York 11722

The Suffolk County Civil Alternatives to Litigating in Matrimonials (CALM) project started on October 3, 2011. This pilot program was developed to facilitate communication between disputing parties in a matrimonial action for the purpose of reaching a mutually acceptable agreement. The focus is to assist the parties in developing options to make informed decisions that will promote settlement of the dispute.

Hon. C. Randall Hinrichs, District Administrative Judge, in consultation with Hon. Marion T. McNulty, Supervising Judge of the Matrimonial Division, shall have oversight and be responsible for the operation of the CALM project. Justice Hinrichs has assigned Court Attorney Referee Jennifer A. Buetow, Esq. as the Project Coordinator to supervise and manage the program.

Information or assistance required by mediators or counsel may be obtained from the Project Coordinator. The program will be continually monitored and periodically assessed. Suggestions and comments from Mediators, counsel and parties are welcome and may be made to the Project Coordinator.

Ms. Buetow may be reached at 631-853-2731 or by Fax at 631-853-3242.

CALM Rules

Mediator List

Mediation Application