MediateArt™ Training Program

This class is for attorneys, artists, arts administrators, and other art & law professionals!

Tuesday, May 19, and Wednesday, May 20, 2015
10 am – 6 pm*

*CLE Credit (Continuing Legal Education Credit): Attorneys attending this mediation training program may be eligible for up to 16 CLE credit hours. (8 Areas of Professional Practice, 6 Skills Credits, and 2 Ethics Credits). To receive CLE for this training, both sessions must be attended. This program is “transitional” and thus newly admitted attorneys are qualified to receive CLE as well. Course materials will be emailed in advance of the program in e-booK format.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP,
51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019
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Earn up to 16 CLE credit hours and learn to be a Mediator with MediateArt and VLA!*

MediateArt is VLA's alternative dispute resolution, contract negotiation, and negotiation counseling department. A vital program of VLA's since 1998, MediateArt offers members of the arts community an alternative, non-litigious way in which to resolve their disputes.

VLA is offering a two-day intensive workshop of basic mediation training for attorneys, artists, arts administrators, and other professionals with an interest or background in the arts or intellectual property. The workshop will cover basic mediation (with a focus on “deal mediation”), negotiation, facilitative leadership skills, and resolution of disputes without resorting to litigation. Participants will learn effective mediation skills, will practice in simulations in small groups, and will receive feedback from the program faculty.

This program is taught by Alida Camp, full-time mediator/arbitrator. Read more about her below.

CLE with VLA

Up to 16 CLE credit hours!

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$225 Artists and law students
$625 Attorneys (Get your Member discount code!)
$475 for current Young Associate Members (YAMS)

Partial scholarships available for artists, contact us for more information at or call 212.319.2787 x10

To apply for a partial CLE scholarship (for attorneys), please view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines here

All registration fees are non-refundable but may be used as credit towards certain other VLA programs.

Please note you are not registered until full payment is received.

For more information, please call VLA at or 212.319.2787 x 10

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with The City Council.

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Are you a VLA Member trying to register for this class? E-mail or call VLA to get your membership discount code: or 212.319.2787 ext. 10

Want to save non-member Eventbrite fees? Register through the phone, call us at 212.319.2787 ext. 10
You can also download our registration form here!

Alida Camp

Alida Camp is a full-time mediator/arbitrator. She specializes in alternative dispute resolution of employment, commercial and entertainment cases. In addition to her private practice, she is a mediator for the American Arbitration Association, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the International Institute for Conflict Authority & Resolution, New York state and federal courts, FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), and is a member of the roster of neutrals for CPR. She is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, FINRA, New York State Attorney-Client Fee Disputes, and New York City Small Claims Court.

Prior to her work in dispute resolution, Ms. Camp was involved in the entertainment industry. She produced seven full-length feature films and was General Counsel for a prolific independent production and distribution company.

Ms. Camp has organized and presented programs on mediation and arbitration at bar associations, law firms, and other not-for-profit organizations. She has organized, moderated, and participated in panels on mediation issues such as ethics of med-arb and mediation preparation. She has guest lectured on mediation to students at Columbia University Law School and has worked with New York Law School students in their Small Claims Court mediations.

Ms. Camp has received more than 150 hours of mediation, advanced mediation and arbitration training and has coached trainings for bar associations, the NYS Supreme Court and the EEOC.

Ms. Camp is a fellow of the American Bar Association, co-chair of the American Bar Association Entertainment ADR Committee. She was named an Entertainment Industry Power Mediator by the Hollywood Reporter, Esq and an Outstanding Volunteer by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Ms. Camp holds a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School and a B.A. in psychology from SUNY Binghamton.

To apply for a full or partial CLE scholarship, please view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines here