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Hannah Diamond
Hannah Diamond
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Hannah Diamond

Call or email me to set up a free initial phone consultation.

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Conflict can be destabilizing and difficult, but everyone has the ability to resolve conflict and regain that stability. My job is to support you in this process, allowing you to come to long-term meaningful resolutions.

I provide virtual mediation services via a variety of platforms, and can provide in-person mediation within NYC.

I often co-mediate with a male mediator to ensure gender balance in the room. That does not add any cost to you, but helps parties feel comfortable and safe in the process, which can lead to a faster and stronger resolution.

I have extensive experience working with clients with mental health and accessibility needs and provide trainings on creating empowering spaces for clients with mental health needs. I’d be happy to talk to you about how to make the process accessible for you.


I came to mediation from litigation, where I repeatedly saw that parties in conflict ended up worse off and more disempowered than they were previously as a result of the court system.

As an attorney, I understand the court system and the various paths a dispute might take. My goal is to help parties in conflict avoid the cost, time and stress of navigating the court system.

I also sit on the ADR subcommittee of the NYC Bar Association.

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I also have experience mediating in interfaith and faith based spaces.

ADR Experience

I have extensive training in various modalities of mediation. I’m trained and have practiced in divorce mediation, custody & visitation mediation, elder/adult family mediation,  and  mediations involving domestic/intimate partner violence.

I teach mediation at Hofstra Law School and am a New York State Part 146 Approved Mediation trainer. I’m also certified by the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation.

I am a volunteer mediator for Small Claims Court and Community Mediation Services.

I’m also trained in restorative justice and believe that mediation can be a healing environment.

Approach

My approach is that mediation is not just a faster cheaper way to resolve conflict than litigation(although it is). I have seen that mediation provides an opportunity for you to share your story, understand your own perspective better and get a better understanding of the person you’re in conflict with’s point of view as well.

Parties are happier with resolutions when they come to them themselves. You are an expert in your own life, so it makes sense that you’re in the best position to come to a resolution that leaves you feeling satisfied and stronger. It may feel like at the beginning of mediation you need guidance or that the person you’re in conflict with needs to be told what to do, but I’ve seen time and time again people start in intractable disputes and come to resolutions they feel good about.

My approach is mediation looks like you want it to look. I’d love to talk to you more about what that means and how it applies to your conflicts.

I also find there are times that co-mediation with two mediators is very beneficial for parties. I partner with another mediator from a different faith background for interfaith mediations including decision making around weddings and children as well as interfaith divorces.

Education

JD- Harvard Law School 2016
BA- Oberlin College 2012

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Animal
  • Appellate
  • Art
  • Autism
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Bullying
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Criminal
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Evictions
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • HOA
  • International
  • Jewelry
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • LGBTQ
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • School/Education
  • Small Claims
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • Part 146 Basic Training
  • Part 146 Advanced Divorce Mediation
  • Apprenticeship- Community Mediation Service
  • Introduction Restorative Justice
  • Elder Mediation
  • Mediation- The Transformative Approach
  • IPV Mediation
  • Custody & Visitation Mediation

Professional Associations

  • NYSCDM - NY St. Council on Div. Mediation
  • NYC Bar Association
  • Family & Divorce Mediation Council

Publications & Presentations

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