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Daniel M. Weitz

New York State Unified Court System
Director, Division of Professional & Court Services
New York, NY, USA


Daniel M. Weitz, Esq. is the Director of the Division of Professional and Court Services and Statewide Coordinator of the Office of ADR Programs for the New York State Unified Court System.  Dan oversees the statewide responsibilities of alternative dispute resolution, attorney for the child contracts, judiciary civil legal services contracts, office of language access, criminal disposition reporting, office of grants and contracts, guardianship and fiduciary services, legal information, office of the court record, parent education and awareness program, records management, the federally funded child welfare court improvement project, the court appointed special advocates assistance program, the children's centers program, and operational issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. As ADR Coordinator, Dan oversees a statewide program of court-annexed ADR initiatives involving mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation, parenting coordination and collaborative law. He also directs the Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program.

Dan serves as Co-Counsel to the Board of Governors of the New York State Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program. He is a past Chair of the New York City Bar Association ADR Committee and past Co-Chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section, Court ADR Committee. Dan has also served on the NYC Bar Domestic Violence Committee and Science and Law Committee. Dan was appointed by New York's Chief Judge to serve on the Unified Court System?s Matrimonial Commission for which he Co-Chaired the Subcommittee on The Use of Experts. He also served as Counsel to the Technology and Case Management Subcommittee of the New York State Judicial Advisory Council.

Dan has over eighteen years of experience as a court administrator and twenty six years of experience in the field of ADR, serving as an administrator, professor, trainer and practitioner.  He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Mediation at Cardozo School of Law, an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law and has taught ADR and conflict resolution related courses at Vermont Law School, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Long Island University.  Dan is an international ADR speaker having presented across the United States and beyond including Japan, China, Thailand and South Africa.  He has also served as mediator in a wide range of matters including, general civil, family, employment, human rights, community, and police conduct cases.

Dan received his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he participated in the Mediation Clinic and was a Teaching Assistant in Legal Negotiation.  He has worked at JAMS, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (The Civil Appeals Management Plan), and served as an original member of FutureLinks Inc., working in South Africa with youth leaders from all backgrounds to conduct workshops in non-violent social change, conflict resolution, and community development.

Daniel M. Weitz is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Using Mediation in Custody and Visitation Proceedings - Hot Topics in Child Custody and Visitation for New York Practitioners 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Using Mediation in Custody and Visitation Proceedings - Using Mediation in Custody and Visitation Proceedings, Monday, April 16, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Using Mediation in Custody and Visitation Proceedings - Using Mediation in Custody and Visitation Proceedings, Monday, April 16, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Using Mediation in Custody and Visitation Proceedings - Using Mediation in Custody and Visitation Proceedings, Monday, April 16, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Hot Topics in Child Custody and Visitation for New York Practitioners 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 18th Annual Municipal Law Institute, Monday, July 30, 2018, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono 18th Annual Municipal Law Institute, Monday, July 30, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web 18th Annual Municipal Law Institute, Monday, July 30, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
18th Annual Municipal Law Institute, Monday, July 30, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
18th Annual Municipal Law Institute, Monday, July 30, 2018, Cleveland, OH
18th Annual Municipal Law Institute, Monday, July 30, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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