What if… all conflicts could be resolved this way?


Community Mediation Services, Inc. in Queens, NY has a holistic approach to conflict resolution that touches many thousands of people each year.

Our staff of over 80 trained professionals and well over 100 volunteers are fortunate to be buoyed on a daily basis by seeing the very real and positive life-altering results that we achieve.  But, as personally rewarding as this is,it is counterbalanced by knowing the enormityof need that still goes unaddressed.  So we invite you to join us in pondering the possibilities. What if…?






• Basic Mediation Training Class offered 9am – 5pm, November 7, 8, 9 14 and 16


Basic Mediation Training

Become A Mediator

Community Mediation Services Training Institute (CMSTI), a renowned training entity with more than 30 years of experience in the field of community and family mediation, announces its Spring Basic Mediation training and Apprenticeship.

What is Mediation?  Mediation is a process of facilitated conversation in which an impartial third party (the mediator) helps people in a dispute talk over their concerns and needs, brainstorm for solutions, and work towards a resolution that will work best for everyone concerned.  Mediation can help build the bonds of trust lost in the dynamics of conflict.


Who can be a mediator?  Mediators come from a variety of backgrounds.  Your profession or education does not dictate whether you will be a good mediator . . . solid training, the right attitude, and lots of practice do!  Our mediation training provides you with the building blocks you need to become a successful mediator.


How can you become a Mediator?  Enroll in BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING - November 7, 8, 9, 14, and 16, 2014.  The five-day training  is certified by the Office of Court Administration.  Completion of the Basic Training and the Apprenticeship program is required to become a mediator for the Queens Mediation Network  of Community Mediation Services.

Fee: $850.00  (See about discounts, below.)

Location:  8964 163rd St, Jamaica, NY 11432

Hours:  9am – 5pm

TRAINERS – Mark Kleiman, Esq. and Michelle M. Leonard-Smith, Esq. will lead the training.  Mark and Michelle, an experienced team with more than 38 years of combined mediation trainer experience and mediation practice, are certified by the NYS Unified Court System’s Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program.

Tuition waivers and need-based scholarships are available for New York Attorneys.






 Please note that the training is pending accreditation by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for eligible NYS attorneys for skills and ethics credit. 

Trainings are Part 146 approved by the NYS Unified Court System’s Office of ADR Programs for minimum qualification to be on court mediation panels. (Please note that final placement on any court roster is at the discretion of the local Administrative Judge and participation in a course that is either approved or pending approval does not guarantee placement on a local court roster.)

The fee associated with this training is $850 and is payable by check, money order or credit card.  If taken in conjunction with the Divorce Mediation Training, the combined fee is $1,250.

A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required at least ten (10) days prior to the training.

For more information or questions, please contact:

Lee Chabin, Esq.,  Director of Training and Mediation Program Development

718-523-6868 x252     lchabin@mediatenyc.org