ADR LogoAlternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR, refers to the ways people can resolve matters without a trial. The ADR processes provided in the Bronx County Supreme Civil Court include: Settlement Conferencing, Block Settlement Days, and Mediation.

Mediation is available in both our Civil Division and Matrimonial Division. Mediation is provided by professional mediators who provide the first 90 minutes of mediation without charge to the parties.


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Advantages of Mediation

  • Saves Time: Mediation is faster than going to trial.
  • Saves Money: Parties can save on court costs, attorney’s fees, and witness fees.
  • Control: Parties retain control in mediation by choosing the provider.
  • Reduces Stress and Protects Privacy: Mediation is done outside the courtroom, in private offices, by phone or remotely.  The proceedings remain confidential.
  • Durability of agreement: Mediation can produce more lasting agreements.
  • Mediation can preserve or improve relationships: This is especially important in conflicts involving families in which it is critical to preserve the relationship and foster ongoing communication.


Civil Division


The Civil Division of the ADR Department provides mediation for non-matrimonial cases in Supreme Court, such as:

  • Personal Injury
  • Labor And Employment Disputes
  • Motor Vehicle Cases
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Construction
  • Collections Matters
  • Real Estate
  • General Contract & Business Disputes

Learn more about mediation in the Civil Division

Albert M. Levi, Esq.
ADR Coordinator - Civil Division
Court Attorney-Referee
851 Grand Concourse
Room 701A
Bronx, NY 10451

(718) 618-3081
[email protected]

Matrimonal Division


The Bronx County Supreme Court's Matrimonial Mediation Program refers divorcing couples to professional mediators to help them reach agreements on parenting and economic matters. Parties receive the first 90 minutes of meditation free.

Mediation can help parties reach agreement on:

  • Parenting
  • Equitable distribution
  • Residency
  • Support & Maintenance

Learn more about mediation in the Matrimonial Division

Jessica Brenes, Esq.
ADR Coordinator - Matrimonial Division
Court Attorney-Referee
851 Grand Concourse
Room 701A
Bronx, NY 10451

(718) 618-3081
[email protected]


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Joining a Roster

In order to join one of the Bronx Supreme Court’s Mediator Rosters, you must meet the qualifications set forth by Part 146 of the Rules of the Chief Administrative Judge and complete the Statewide Application for Court Roster Mediators.

Learn more about available mediator trainings. Please be sure to include the 12th Judicial District (Bronx County) on your list of jurisdictions where you wish to mediate.

The application also allows you to list litigation subject areas with which you have experience. We recommend that you only state subject areas that you feel comfortable mediating. Keep in mind that our Program includes both general civil and matrimonial matters and a mediator on our panel can handle both.

Feel free to send any questions to: [email protected]

We look forward to reviewing your application!