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September 18, 2014


Hon. John P. DiBlasi Hon. John DiBlasi conducted a live webcast CLE for Lawline on September 2nd, 2014 entitled “Dealing with a Difficult Client During the Mediation Process”. This informative CLE program addressed topics such as the effect that difficult clients can have on the mediation process, various techniques to deal with challenging situations and some best practices that help achieve a successful mediation.The CLE presentation, which is currently available at, received high praise from viewers who stated “By far the best presentation on any subject that I have heard in this cycle of courses. Simply Superior.” “Hon. John DiBlasi was most engaging on the topic. Deliberate and thorough presentation. Instructive lecture.” To view Judge DiBlasi's Lawline Presentation click here.

Hon. John DiBlasi is ranked the #1 mediator in the United States by the National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey. In addition to being ranked #1 nationally, Judge DiBlasi has been rated a top mediator in multiple categories in the New York Law Journal’s annual survey, including the “Best Individual Mediator” category, “Best International Mediator” and “Best Financial Markets Mediator” category. He has also been voted one of the top ten arbitrators in New York State in the “Best Individual Arbitrator” category. He holds an AV Preeminent peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell in both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation – a distinction given only to those who possess the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

Judge DiBlasi is the former presiding Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Westchester County, and creator of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program used successfully by that court. He has mediated over 2,000 cases and his ADR practice centers on resolving Commercial, International, Finance, Defamation, Employment, Entertainment, Land Use, and Professional Malpractice matters. Judge DiBlasi hears cases throughout New York State and the United States, upon request.

Click here to view Judge DiBlasi’s resume.

NAM maintains conference facilities throughout New York State, including Manhattan, Garden City, Brooklyn, Westchester, Staten Island and Buffalo.


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