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Join Directory of Neutrals from Underrepresented Communities

The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee are committed to increasing the selection of ADR professionals from historically underrepresented communities. To promote this goal, we have collaborated with other affinity bar associations in an effort to compile a directory of association members who are ADR professionals and self-identify as a member of a historically underrepresented community including but not limited to: a person of color, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, as having a disability, or identify as a woman.

The directory is being built in partnership with the following bar associations: The Asian American Bar Association of New York, Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association, Bar Association of Erie County, The Caribbean Attorney Network, The Dominican Bar Association, The Hispanic National Bar Association, NY Chapter, LGBT Bar Association, The Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association, The Metropolitan Black Bar Association, New York County Lawyer’s Association, The Puerto Rican Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association of New York, Westchester Bar Association, NYC Bar Association ADR Committee, and New York State Bar Association ADR Section.

If you are a Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York member and self-identify as a member of a historically underrepresented community and wish to be included in the directory, please fill out the following survey or before July 23, 2021.

If you have any questions regarding this initiative you may contact WBASNY ADR co-chairs Melissa Nickson  at melissa_nickson@yahoo.com or Brittany Hannah at  bhannah@sugarmanlaw.com   or Robyn Weinstein at robyn_weinstein@nyed.uscourts.gov or Catherine Carl at ccarl@nysba.org.