New York State Council on Divorce
Mediation Annual Conference


On Thursday, April 29, 2021, the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission hosted a roundtable discussion on Family Mediation: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter. The discussion centered around what diversity looks like in family mediation and why it matters, not only to clients and counsel, but to mediators. Panelists included: Jacqueline Harounian, Esq., Wisselman, Harounian & Associates; Andy Izenson, Esq., Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC; Sharon Matthie, Esq., ADR Coordinator, 9th Judicial District, New York State Unified Court System; and Maxine Park, Esq., Park Law and Mediation, PLLC. The panel was moderated by Lauren A. Jones, Esq., FHW Commissioner. 


Lauren A. Jones, Esq.

ADR Coordinator, NYC Surrogate’s Courts
Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commissioner


Jacqueline Harounian, Esq.
Wisselman, Harounian & Associates


Andy Izenson, Esq.
Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC


Sharon Matthie, Esq.
ADR Coordinator, 9th Judicial District
New York State Unified Court System


Maxine Park, Esq.
Park Law and Mediation PLLC


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