to recommend changes to the Mediator Standards of Conduct for the New York State Community Dispute Resolution Center Mediators that govern mediators who provide dispute resolution services under the auspices of a Community Dispute Resolution Center (“CDRC”).

The creation of the Committee stemmed from the promulgation of the 2005 Standards of Conduct for New York State CDRC Mediators by the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution & Court Improvement Programs and the Standards’ drafting Committee. These standards were developed to educate mediators regarding current standards of practice; to guide mediators in their practice; to promote public confidence in mediation as a dispute resolution process; and to inform mediating parties about the process.