About NJAPM's Peer Groups

NJAPM Peer Mediations Groups

Peer consultation meetings are a great way to get to know your colleagues, to network and to discuss difficult cases with a group of your peers. Group meetings also provide an opportunity to share marketing ideas and update each other on current mediation issues. Accredited members receive one half hour credit for each meeting attended. Most groups meet once a month, usually for breakfast or lunch. They are friendly, informal meetings where newcomers are always welcome.

If you would like to attend a meeting in your area, contact the closest group contact person for times and places. Watch for listserve announcements posted by group hosts.

Mediators share their insights on difficult cases.  You do not need to be a member to attend and there are no fees. Each attendee pays for his/her meal. Contact the group leader to confirm meeting time and location.

If there is no group close to you and you would like to form a peer consultation group, contact the chairperson.

Chairperson, Peer Mediation Consultation and Mentoring Committee
Katherine G. Newcomer, Esq.

Mediators share their insights on difficult cases.  You do not need to be a member to attend and there are no fees. Each attendee pays for his/her meal. Contact the group leader to confirm meeting time and location.

Bergen: Divorce lunch, 1st Wednesday of the month,12:30 to 2 PM, Maggiano's Little Italy, 390 Hackensack Ave., The Shops at Riverside, 70 Riverside Sq., Hackensack. Civil lunch, 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12:30 PM to 2 PM at Houlihan’s, 65 Route 4 West, Paramus.  Contact Robert J. Lenrow, Esq., APM, 201-986-1821, ceasefiremediation@juno.com
Camden/Burlington/Gloucester/South Jersey Group: Lunch at Noon on  the second Wednesdays every month.  The location varies as they meet at different member’s offices. Contact William H. Donahue, Jr., Esq., APM, 609-238-9245, whdonahuejr@gmail.com. 
Essex: Lunch at 12:30 on a Wednesday, every other month, at the China Gourmet, 468 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange (just west of Prospect Ave.). Contact Don 973-761-6099 ,dbsteig@alum.mit.edu.
Mercer: Lunch on the 2nd second Thursday, of each month, 12:30 to 2:00 PM, alternating between Olive Garden on Rte. 1 South, Lawrenceville, near Mercer Mall (9/11 & 11/13/14) and members’ offices. Gabrielle Strich, Esq., APM, 609-924-2900, info@strichlaw.com.
Middlesex County: Lunch at Empire Asian Fusion on every third Thurs., 435 Main St., Metuchen from 12:30 to 2 PM. Contact Bruce Waltuck, MBA. 609-577-1584, brucewcollaboration@gmail.com
Monmouth/Ocean: Lunch at 11:30 at Pazzo Restaurant, 141 W Front St, Red Bank, NJ on the 1st Thursday of the month. Contact David Leta, 908-278-6335, mediation@DavidLeta.com or Anna-Maria Pittella, Esq. 732-842-6939, pittellalaw@verizon.net.
Morris County: Lunch at 12 Noon Hunan’s Restaurant, the 2nd Wednesday, of the month, 255 Speedwell Ave., Morris Plains. Contact Beverly & George Hays, APMs, 973-539-5242, George@HaysMediation.com.
Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren:  Breakfast at 8:30 AM, 2nd Tuesday of month at Readington Diner, 452 Route 22 West, Whitehouse Station. Lunch at 11:45 AM, last Tuesday, every other month at Panera, 25 Mtn. View Blvd., Basking Ridge. Contact me at 908-625-0043, katherinenewcomer@comcast.net.
South Jersey Shore Peer Group:  This is a new group that  serves Atlantic and Cape May Counties and meets quarterly at members offices generally around 6:00PM.  Contact: Carol Goloff, Esq. at 609- 646-1333 at carol@golofflaw.com.  The next meeting is November 3, 2015.
Union County: Lunch on the third Tuesday of the month at 12:30PM at Grillestone Restaurant, 2377 US Highway 22, Scotch Plains, NJ (908-889-8000). RSVP to Amber Leach at amber@leachmediation.com. Civil and Divorce mediators are welcome to join in networking and case discussions.