CLE | Family Law: Alternative Dispute Resolution – Mediation, Collaboration, Litigation

WHEN: Friday, October 12, 2018 | TIME: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Doors open at 8:30 a.m.) | WHERE: CNY Philanthropy Center, Ballroom, 431 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202 | MCLE: 4.0 (1.0 Ethics, 3.0 Skills) | COST: $80 Member, $120 Non-Member, $40 Paralegal, FREE to Lifetime/Agency/Student | Financial waiver information is available here. | Under NYS rules this CLE has been APPROVED for Experienced and Newly Admitted Attorneys.

Continental Breakfast and LUNCH will be served!

This 4.0 MCLE seminar digs into the three components of Alternative Dispute Resolution – Mediation, Collaboration, and Litigation. Hear from FOUR seasoned legal practitioners on how to best serve your client as together you work toward an outcome satisfactory to all parties.


  • Compare and contrast the main ADR processes — plus related ethical issues unique to each
  • Learn what cross-over skills best facilitate positive conclusions
  • Gather tips on how to best prepare yourself, and your client, for success

Brought to you by the Onondaga County Bar Association Family Law Section

in association with the generosity of


Anthony Gigliotti, Esq., Principal Counsel, Attorney Grievance Committee, Appellate Division 4th Department, 5th Judicial District. Mr. Gigliotti received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University in 1968 and earned his law degree from St. John’s University in 1971. He began his career as a Staff Attorney for Onondaga Neighborhood Leagal Services, and in 1976 became its Executive Director for the next 10 years, expanding its services to four additional counties and changing its name to Legal Services of Central New York. During that time, Mr. Gigliotti advocated for and assisted in the authorship of the codification of New York’s Implied Warranty of Habitability. As a member of NYSBA’s Committee on Legal Aid, Mr. Gigliotti helped launch the first Pro Bono Service Awards, now awarded annually. Mr. Gigliotti was the founding director of Ononodaga County’s Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, and now serves on its board of directors.

M. Christine Hickey, Esq.: Since 1990, Ms. Hickey has limited her practice to divorce and family mediation and law guardian representation. She was the 1994 recipient of the Michael F. Dillon Law Guardian Award in recognition of her legal work on behalf of children. Christine established and incorporated CNY Mediation Services, Inc. in 2000. She is an Accredited Member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation (NYSCDM) and an Advanced Practitioner Member of The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). Christine served on the Board of Directors of the NYSCDM and as Co-Chair on the Education Committee and Institute Steering Committee from the mid-1990s through February 2013. For 10 years, she taught Mediation in Family Law as an adjunct professor at the Syracuse University College of Law.

Daniel G. Cantone, Esq.: The client-centered focus of Cantone Law Firm, P.C. promotes open-minded, practical, and mutually agreeable decision-making and outcomes. Dan is a Past President of CNY Collaborative Family Law Professionals (2009-10) and a founding Board member of the Syracuse-area collaborative organization. He also belongs to the Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area, Inc. and is a Practitioner Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators and the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation.  Prof. Cantone teaches Family Law Mediation & Collaborative Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Syracuse University College of Law, Leading Cooperative Negotiations for Bachelor of Professional Studies students and a variety of law-related topics for summer high school students at Syracuse University, and undergraduate Public Justice law classes at SUNY Oswego. He is a national and regional trainer and speaker for Collaborative Law, New York divorce, and interdisciplinary and experiential legal education topics. Dan also accepts referrals from other Collaborative Professionals for implementation of QDROs and real estate transfers as a joint consultant to settlement teams.

Gregory I. Monashefsky, Esq., Mr. Monashefsky has specialized in the areas of domestic relations and family law since 1989. In addition to this emphasis, his practice includes civil litigation, criminal defense, real estate, wills, estates and trust law. Previously, Greg served as a Deputy County Attorney for the Onondaga County Department of Law in the Family Court Litigation Unit. He has been practicing collaborative family law since its inception in October 2004 and continues to aid in the proliferation of collaborative family law as a viable and integral form of alternative dispute resolution. He was the President of the Central New York Collaborative Family Law Professionals from 2008 through 2009 and continues to serve on the Board of Directors as Secretary.

Moderator: Robert J. Jenkins, Esq., Chair – OCBA, Family Law Section

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