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Small Claims Court Arbitrator Volunteers


With the consent of the parties, a volunteer Arbitrator hears and decides everyday New Yorkers' Small Claims disputes. Cases are interesting and fun.

Attorneys interested must be admitted to the New York State bar at least five years* and complete training consisting of a two-hour class (in which you earn 2 free CLE credits) plus one or two evenings observing an experienced arbitrator. Once you have completed the training, you will be sworn in and may choose where and how often you would like to sit throughout the year. Join the over 2800 Small Claims Court Arbitrators in New York City who preside over 95% of the cases heard in the Small Claims Court.

In addition, the Association of Arbitrators, Inc. (Small Claims Part) offers approximately four additional CLE classes throughout each year to its members who are current with their annual $50.00 membership fee. Past topics have included Bailments and License to Park, Consumer Law, Creative Legal Writing, Ethics, Tariffs and the Montreal Convention, and Real Estate Law and Practice.

For more information, contact Joseph A. J. Gebbia, Executive Director of the Association of Arbitrators, Inc. (Small Claims Part) at: JGEBBIA@nycourts.gov

* 2 years admitted for NYS Unified Court System Court Attorneys - Atty General - Corporation Counsel for The City of New York

 


 

Important Notice to All Arbitrators: Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Fern Fisher has issued a directive regarding all inquests to be performed by arbitrators in Small/Commercial Claims Court, effective immediately. You may view the directive and the new additional form for inquests by following this link: http://courts.state.ny.us/courts/nyc/SSI/Misc/141029_DRP-201.pdf

 


 

Upcoming Events

Register for all classes by contacting the Executive Director of the Association of Arbitrators, Inc. (Small Claims Part), Joseph A. J. Gebbia at: JGEBBIA@nycourts.gov

 


Annual Meeting
Association of Arbitrators, Inc. (Small Claims Part)
Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 5:30 P.M.
Civil Court of the City of New York
111 Centre St.
8th Floor Boardroom
New York, N.Y. 10013

CLE Arbitration Class (2 Free CLE Credits -- Members Only)
Competence-Competence: Determining Procedural and Substantive Arbitral Jurisdiction in the U.S., Europe and Beyond

Speaker: Stuart Boyarsky, Esq., Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP

AND

Middle of the Road: Settlement Discussions during Small Claims Arbitration
Speaker: Darren R. Marks, Esq., Partner, Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C.
Presented by Association of Arbitrators, Inc. (Small Claims Part)
Thursday, July 9, 2015 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Civil Court of the City of New York
111 Centre Street
Room 325
New York, N.Y. 10013

This CLE class is open only to members of the Association of Arbitrators, Inc. (Small Claims Part) who have paid their 2015 dues of $50. If you have not done so already, kindly mail your check, made payable to "Association of Arbitrators," to:

Joseph A. J. Gebbia
Association of Arbitrators, Inc.
Civil Court of the City of New York
111 Centre St.
Room 322A
New York, N.Y. 10013

I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting and CLE class, and thank you for paying your dues!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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