Chaim’s Mediation training, skills, & credentials

Chaim Steinberger graduated eighth in his 1994 Brooklyn Law School class of 441 students. Before graduating he was a member of the Law Review and of the Moot Court Honor Society. Chaim then clerked for United States District Judge Edward R. Korman and worked at the prestigious firms of Schulte Roth & Zabel and Morgan Lewis & Bockius. After going through his own nasty divorce, he changed direction to focus on matrimonial and family law and dispute resolution.

He serves on the following panels and has attended the following dispute resolution trainings:

  • Arbitrator – New York City Civil Court;
  • Mediator – New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division (NY & Kings Counties);
  • Mediator – New York State Supreme Court Matrimonial Mediation Project (Westchester & Queens Counties);
  • Mediator & Arbitrator – Kings County Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program;
  • Mediator – Brooklyn Mediation Center (1994-1995);
  • Mediator – Queens Mediation Center (1993-1994);
  • Chair – American Bar Association Family Law Section Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (2009–2011), vice-chair (2008–2009);
  • Co-chair – New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Collaborative Law Committee (2008-2009);

In addition, Mr. Steinberger attended the following courses:

  • 2015 – Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, All in the Family: Intimate Parties, Intimate Issues, and ADR;
  • 2015 – ABA Webinar, “Using Brain Science for Better Mediations” (Michelle Jernigan);
  • 2015 – SDNY Mediation Program, Getting Past Impasse;
  • 2015 – ABA teleseminar, Sharon Strand Ellison, “What Makes a Question Backfire? The Art of Asking Powerful Disarming Questions”;
  • 2014 – Federal Bar Assoc., SDNY Chapter, Negotiation Skills for Deals, Disputes & Mediation;
  • 2014 – Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Is Mediation a Sleeping Beauty?
  • 2014 – USDC, SDNY, Employment Law Mediation Training;
  • 2013 – USDC, EDNY Mediation Skills Workshop;
  • 2013 – Jewish Lawyer’s Guild, How Judges Decide, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP;
  • 2012 – NYS Office of Court Administration, Early Neutral Evaluation Skills Workshop;
  • 2011 – The Why, Where, and How of Transformative Mediation (Prof. Baruch Bush);
  • NYACP – One Coach Model Collaborative Practice(Linda Solomon);
  • 2009 – Collaborative Law Conference, Hofstra University School of Law;
  • 2009 – International Academy of Collaborative Professionals annual forum (Minneapolis, MN), Advanced Negotiation Strategies (Woody Mosten), Negotiating During Troubled Times: A Framework for Effective Negotiation (Daniel Shapiro, PhD, Director, International Negotiation Initiative), Working Through Emotional Minefields (Lisa Herrick, PhD, Falls Church, VA; Kate Scharff, MSW, Bethesda, MD), Applied Non-Defensive Techniques for Collaborative Cases (Sharon Ellison, MA, Oakland, CA), Emotion and Decision Making: What the Face Reveals (Dr. Jennifer Lerner, Harvard);
  • 2009 – New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, The Invisible Children: Bringing the Adult Children into the Collaborative Process (Drs. Jeffrey Zimmerman & Lauren Behrman);
  • 2009 – ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, 11th Annual Spring Conference; Building Bridges to a Better Society;
  • 2009 – NYS Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration, Domestic Violence Training for Collaborative Divorce Professionals;
  • 2008 – ABA FLS Fall Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, Ethical Considerations in Collaborative Law;
  • 2008 – ABA Annual Meeting, New York, NY; Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse as Domestic Violence: What Judges, Lawyers & Victim Advocates Need to Know;
  • 2008 – New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, Working with a Financial Neutral in the Collaborative Process;
  • 2008 – ABA FLS Spring Meeting, Chicago, IL, Collaborative Practice/Collaborative Law;
  • 2008 – NYS Judicial Institute, Advanced Training for Commercial Division Mediators;
  • 2008 – NY Assoc. of Collaborative Professionals & The Center for Mediation in Law, Introduction to Collaborative Law for Lawyers(Jack Himmelstein & Kathryn
  • 2007 – Association of Arbitrators, Small Claims Arbitrator Training (2.0 credits), & observation of an arbitration session;
  • 2007 – NYS Judicial Institute, Why (Not) Collaborative Law?
  • 2006 – NYS Judicial Institute, Advanced Mediation Training;
  • 2005 – New York State Supreme Court, Kings County, Referee Program;
  • 2003 – NYCLA Chapter of the American Inns of Court, An Interactive Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution @ Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (NY);
  • 2003vWomen’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Law Guardian Training Program;
  • 2003 – Brooklyn Bar Association, “Part 137 Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Arbitrators’ Training,”;
  • 1992 – Safe Horizon Mediation Certification Program(Josh Stuhlberg & Leila Love)