The SDNY ADR Program:  Its Latest Statistics Demonstrate Its Effectiveness

The SDNY latest available annual report shows the increasing number of mediations conducted through its auspices – nearly 1,100, an increase of almost 18% in three years.

Mediators were assigned to matters within an average of seven days after referral, with actual mediations scheduled, on average, within  23 days.

The settlement rate for Judge referred cases in Manhattan was 65%, with the overall rate falling to fifty percent for all matters, including § 1983 and FLSA cases that were automatically referred to mediation.  The settlement rates were even higher in White Plain’s matters. A further breakdown by subject matter follows:

These statistics reflect the success of the SDNY Mediation Program, which has become a fast and efficient track to settlement.