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Courtney Anne Chicvak



  • Wyoming Agricultural & Natural Resource Mediation Program, Basic Mediation Training

  • New York Peace Institute, Human Rights Law and Discrimination in Housing

  • EAC Network, Special Education Solutions, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Veteran Mediator Training

  • EAC Network, Suffolk County Housing Court Mediation

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation

  • New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Surrogate’s Court Mediation Training

  • New York Peace Institute, Child Custody & Visitation Training

  • EAC Network, Online Mediator Training 

  • Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, Basic Mediation Training (Transformative model)

  • Santa Clara University School of Law and, Online Mediator Training

  • New York Peace Institute, Civil and Housing Court Mediation Training

  • Nassau County Bar Association, Advanced Commercial Mediation Training

  • Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, Transformative Mediation Practice Group

  • New York Peace Institute, Divorce Mediation Training

  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, MediateArt Training

  • New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Special Education Mediation Training

  • New York Peace Institute, Advanced Mediation Training

  • Elder Decisions, Elder & Adult Family Mediation Training

  • Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Employment Law Mediator Training

  • New York Peace Institute, Basic Mediation Training (Facilitative model)

  • Cornell University, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, Ithaca, NY, Student Mediator Training

Courtney Anne Chicvak
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Courtney Anne Chicvak, M.S., J.D.

CEO & Conflict Resolution Specialist

Courtney is the CEO and Conflict Resolution Specialist at Courtney Anne Chicvak Mediation LLC, a Long Island-based alternative dispute resolution (ADR) firm dedicated to promoting peace within families and a Program Director at Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers (EAC Network), the community dispute resolution center for Nassau and Suffolk counties.

As an International Mediation Institute (IMI) Certified Mediator, Courtney has used the facilitative and transformative mediation models during hundreds of disputes to support difficult conversations, to inspire understanding, and to empower participants to discover pathways to their own resolutions.

Her mediation experience includes commercial, civil, employment, workplace, personal injury, community, special education, housing (residential landlord-tenant), intellectual property, co-parenting (custody & visitation), divorce, adult family, trusts and estates, and pet disputes. She mediates in several settings: community dispute resolution centers, the New York State Unified Court System, a non-profit organization and private mediation practice.

An experienced educator, Courtney teaches students conflict resolution, sports negotiations, mediation, argumentation, and advocacy courses as a Lecturer at Columbia University, and an Online Adjunct Instructor at Grand Canyon University, Abilene Christian University, and the Indian Institute of Management - Rohtak.

As a Negotiation Coach at the Women In Negotiation (WIN) Summit organization, she educates women on negotiating deals and reaching agreements. In addition, she works as a Conflict Resolution Coach at Stanford Law School, the University of California Hastings College of the Law, and Hitotsubashi University in collaboration with the Global Network for Advanced Management and the Yale School of Management, coaching professionals and students on how to communicate effectively and facilitate the resolution of disputes.

Courtney has been appointed to the Fulbright Specialist program roster through the U.S. Department of State, and she researches, presents, and publishes internationally on alternative dispute resolution and law applied to community and organizational topics. Furthermore, she serves in leadership roles in various professional organizations and contributes to her community regularly through volunteering.

An attorney in New York, Courtney is a graduate of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Master's Program at Columbia University, and St. John's University School of Law.

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R E C E N T   P U B L I C A T I O N S,   E V E N T S   &   H O N O R S

Applying Multi-Party Negotiation Techniques when Mediating Litigated Family Disputes, Presented research at the International Association of Conflict Management 35th Annual Conference in Ottawa, Canada, July 2022 

Understanding Climate Change and the USDA Agricultural Mediation Program, Poster to be presented at the Hiroshima International Conference on Peace and Sustainability, Hiroshima, Japan (remote), March 2022




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