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Anju D. Jessani, MBA, APM®

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Speaking & Training, Engagements & Events



New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Class Instructor, Spring and Fall Since 2005

NJAPM 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training Class,  Spring and Fall since 2005; Lead instructor since Fall of 2014

NJSBA Advanced Mediation Seminar, 12/16/21, Role Play Coach

NJAPM Annual Divorce Mediation Seminar, 6/4/21, Presenter on 50/50 Parenting Plans and Child Support


NJSBA Annual Meeting, 5/20/21, Presenter on Mediation Post-Pandemic

NJSBA Advanced Mediation Seminar, 5/5/21, Presenter on Diversity Issues in Mediating Parenting Disputes

NJAPM Webinar, 3/1/21, Presenter on Complex Parenting Plan Issues

NJAPM Annual Conference, 11/14/20, Mediation and Domestic Violence Panel Moderator

BW NICE, 8/1/19, Presentation on Divorce Alternatives in New Jersey

NJAPM Annual Conference, 11/17/18, Workshop Presenter for Drafting Memoranda of Understanding

Hunterdon Radio, Teachable Moments, 5/8/18, Divorce Mediation, Click and Forward to 3:24 to Listen

NJAPM Annual Divorce Mediation Seminar, 4/1/17, Panel Presenter on  Common Mistakes in Mediation

Virginia Long Inn of Courts, 11/10/16, Presenter for Overcoming Impasse and Role Plays

NJAPM Annual Conference, 11/5/16, Workshop Presenter for Business Cycle Strategies

Pro Se Nation TV Show, 5/17/16 Divorce Alternatives in NJ, Click to View


New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Training Panel for Economic Mediation for Domestic Violence Cases, Fall 2015


NJAPM Annual Divorce Mediation Seminar, 6/13/15, Alimony Panel


APFM Webinar, 5/20/15, Marketing 201

NJAPM, 5/6/14, Marketing 201 Webinar


NY Center for Family & Divorce Mediation, 5/5/14, "Overcoming Impasse" with Woody Mosten & Ken Neumann

APFM Conference - Denver CO, 10/5/13, Workshop Presenter on Brain Storming and Pedagogy for Trainers

NORWESCAP Career and Life Transitions Center, 11/8/12, Workshop on Divorce and Mediation (also 8/30/11 & 10/29/09)

New Jersey Alternate Dispute Resolution Day Conference, 6/8/12, Divorce Mediation Role Play

NJAPM Annual Divorce Mediation Seminar, 5/19/12, Panel Presenter on Problem Areas in Private Divorce Mediation Cases

Rutgers Law School, Mediation Class, 6/7/11, Panel Presenter on Family & Divorce Mediation Techniques

Seton Hall Law School, Family Mediation Class, 5/25/11, Presentation on practice issues

NJAPM Annual Divorce Mediation Seminar, 5/21/11, Panel Presenter on  Mediating With Couples of Diverse Backgrounds

Union County College Paralegal Program, 3/23/11, Overview of Mediation

Christ Hospital/Jersey City, 11/16/10, Overview of Divorce and Divorce Mediation (also 3/7/05)

NJAPM Annual Conference, 11/13/10, Workshop Presenter for "Show Me the Money: Resolving Difficult Financial Issues in Divorce Mediation"

Business Women's Networking Group of Clinton (BW-NICE), 5/12/10, Mediation and Family Law

NJAPM Annual Divorce Mediation Seminar, 4/17/10, Panel Presenter on  Making Five-Way Meetings Work

Seton Hall Law School, 3/30/10, Panel Presenter on Mediation in Family Law

New Jersey Society of CPAs Matrimonial Accounting & Litigation Interest Groups, 10/15/09, Panel Presenter on  Mediation Techniques

Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, Annual Conference, 6/25/09, Workshop - Public Relations Initiatives & Marketing Ideas for the ADR Practitioner

New Jersey Alternate Dispute Resolution Day, Conference, 6/5/09, Family Case Consultation Presentation

Pohatcong School, 5/7/09, Presentation to Peace & Justice Student Peer Mediators

WDVR Radio Show, 11/13/08, Interview on Real Life Adventures with Rita Cleary about Divorce with Dignity

Seton Hall Law School, 11/6/08, Panel Judge for Client Counseling Competition

New Jersey Alliance of Family Support Organizations, 2008 Annual Conference, 9/27/08, Moderator for "Board to Board" Round Table" 

Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, Annual Conference, 6/27/08, Workshop - Marketing 101 - A Primer for New Mediators

NJAPM Annual Conference, 11/3/07, Workshop - Marketing 101 - A Primer for New Mediators

New Jersey Family Court Mediators' Meeting, Sponsored by the Administrative Office of the Courts, 10/19/07, Advanced Mediation Techniques

Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, Annual Conference, 6/15/07, Panelist for Quality Assurance in Mediation

New Jersey State Bar Association - Annual Atlantic City Conference, 5/16/07, Panel Discussion on State of ADR in NJ

New Jersey Alternate Dispute Resolution Day Conference, 4/12/07, Civil Mediation Role Play, the Prosando Case

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, New York Chapter, Annual Conference, 12/1/06, Panel Workshop on Race, Gender and Economics

NJAPM Annual Conference, 11/4/06, Opening Remarks & State of the Organization

New Jersey Family Court Mediators' Meeting, Sponsored by Hudson County, 5/8/06, Issues and Techniques for Court Mediators

Seton Hall Law School, Family Mediation Class, 4/18/06, Panel Presenter on Mediation Techniques

Hunterdon County Peer Mediation Group, 2/14/06, Woody Mosten's Approach to Case Consultation (and most subsequent monthly meetings)

Montclair State University, Graduate Course in Dispute Resolution, 11/15/05, Financial Aspects of Divorce Mediation

NJAPM Annual Conference, 11/12/05, Opening Remarks & State of the Organization

New Jersey Alternate Dispute Resolution Day Conference, 10/23/05, Divorce Mediation Panel - Cases That Didn't Settle

Hunterdon County, Educational Services Commission, 10/10/05, Divorce Mentor Training

Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, Annual Conference, 6/17/05, The Practice of Family Mediation: Perspectives and Visions from Within

Monmouth University, Communications Department Class, 4/13/05, Overview of Mediation

NJAPM Advanced Civil Mediation Techniques Seminar, 2/12/05; Business Side of Court Annexed Mediation Programs


Speeches, News & Events

Anju D. Jessani/Divorce with Dignity Mediation Services: "In the News" - Click Links for Full Articles

Mediate.com, Ten Co-Parenting Recommendations for the Covid-19 Crisis, A Mediator's Perspective, April 2020, by Anju D. Jessani, MA, APM HTML

Women in Transition Newsletter, Wayne Counseling & Family Services, January 2017  "Legal News: FAQs about Divorce Mediation" by Anju D. Jessani, MBA, APM, PDF Format

myCentralJersey.com - "Is Divorce with Dignity Possible? Experts Weigh In" 6/28/16 MaryLynn Shiavi interviews... HTML FORMAT; PDF Format

AOL"Divorce Hotel' Promises a Quick Split For One Flat Fee" 9/4/14: Comments on ethical issues... PDF Format

Academy of Professional Family Mediators, Project Coordinator for  Introductory 40-Hour Family & Divorce Mediation Training Program Guidelines, Approved on February 2, 2014... PDF Format

NJAPM Mediation News, Fall 2013 (Page 6):  30 Mediation Websites/Web Resources... PDF Format

NJAPM Mediation News, Editor's Column, Spring 2013 (Page 2):  Summary of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution... PDF Format

NJAPM Mediation News, Editor's Column, Fall 2012 (Page 2):  Talking politics with clients and other musings about NJAPM and mediation... PDF Format

Comments Regarding The Use of Trade Names by NJ Law Firms, 5/4/11:  I am providing comments on the Proposed Amendment to RPC 7, only as the proposed rule would affect mediation... PDF Format

Wharton Magazine, Winter 2011:  Divorce with Dignity fund raises for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)... PDF Format

News Release, 12/16/10:  Just in time for the holidays, conflict resolution gift certificates from Divorce with Dignity Mediation Services... HTML Format; PDF Format

Star Ledger, 12/5/10, Today's Real Estate Market Calls for Dire Divorce Decision - Commentary from Jessani:  One solution you did not mention is a short sale... HTML Format; PDF Format  

Press Release for NJAPM November 13, 2010, 17th Annual Conference from NJAPM: Anju D. Jessani workshop panelist for "Show Me the Money: Resolving Difficult Financial Issues in Divorce Mediation"... HTML Format; PDF Format

Dr. Petrosino's Education Project, 4/1/09: Career Day at Hoboken High School.  Many professions were represented including divorce mediator...  HTML Format; PDF Format

Comments Regarding Economic Aspects of Family Law Mediation Program, 1/10/09:  I am pleased to submit my comments in response to Judge Hansbury’s letter dated December 9, 2008.  Implement Random and Rotating Assignments of Mediators... The Court Should Maintain a Unified, Statewide and Professionally Integrated Roster...  PDF Format

News Release, 7/21/08:  Anju D. Jessani of Divorce with Dignity Mediation Services of Clinton & Hoboken, recognized by NJ Biz as Top 20 NJ Family/Divorce Mediator...  HTML Format; PDF Format

North Jersey Record, 6/22/08, "There's Very Little Easy About E-Z Pass" by John Cichowski:  An example of Anju D. Jessani's ability to persevere for a solution - "surrender is anathema."  While not directly about mediation, it shows how she will help you continue to explore options when you feel the well has run dry...  PDF Format

Press Release for NJAPM November 3, 2007, 14th Annual Conference, from PR.com: Anju D. Jessani to conduct Marketing 101 for Mediators workshop... PDF Format

New Jersey Law Journal, 7/16/07, "Divorce Mediation Centers Subject to Lawyer Ethics Rules, Committee Says" by Henry Gottlieb:  Anju Jessani, president of the mediation association, says the group asked for guidance after members noticed how certain multi-professional practices worked and wondered whether they could adopt those models... PDF Format

Press Release, 2/27/07, New Jersey State Bar Association  by Barbara S. Straczynksi:  Anju D. Jessani was recognized by the NJSBA at a ceremony at the NJ Law Center on February 23, 2007 for her work on S-1467 (Irreconcilable Differences Bill)... PDF Format

NJBiz, 1/22/07, "Free-Hours Rule Seen As an Unfair Burden" by Yvonne Darling: “I’ve never heard of a surgeon paying for the first three hours of surgery,” says Anju Jessani, referring to a rule that many mediators like her consider unfair... PDF Format Online; PDF Format Print

Written Testimony Before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Support of S-1467, the Irreconcilable Differences Divorce Bill, 11/13/06:  This bill will not increase the divorce rate.  Rather, it will facilitate the pathway for more a more peaceful divorce process, including the use of mediation...  PDF Format

The Times (Trenton), 7/31/06, "Couples Find Breaking Up Hard to Do, Even with No-fault Divorce; Seeking a Way Out, Without Recriminations" by Linda Stein: After five years, Selina Penn-King wanted out of her marriage... But when a judge did not accept the reasons she and her soon-to-be ex-husband put forth, the couple had to open their relationship to scrutiny... HTML Format 

New Jersey Law Journal, 6/26/06, "Pay Mediators From the Get-go" by Anju D. Jessani:  Mediators provide three free hours for each case referred by Superior Court presiding judges. But, according to a court study, the average number of billable hours per case is only 1.43 hours.  NJAPM has an alternative proposal for compensation...  PDF Format


NJAPM Letter to Assembly Sponsors in Support of A-483, the Irreconcilable Differences Divorce Bill, 5/3/06:  NJAPM is in full support of this change in divorce law which will make the divorce process less acrimonious, increase the use of mediation... and reduce the burden of contested divorces on our court system...  PDF Format


New Jersey Law Journal, 4/17/06, "Working It Out - ADR for Homeowner Associations Makes Sense" by Anju D. Jessani:  Disputes involving homeowners' associations often lead to costly and time-consuming litigation.  That is why the NJAPM supports the dispute resolution process in the proposed New Jersey Uniform Common Interest Ownership...  PDF Format


Hunterdon County Democrat, 1/5/06, "Divorce Leads to Career as Conflict Mediator" by Rachael Brickman: Anju Jessani knows how to turn lemons into lemonade, turning a difficult time into a new career... HTML Format


Hunterdon Voice, 10/27/05-11/2/05:  "Anju D. Jessani Starts Term as President of New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators":  NJAPM, with nearly 350 members, is the state's largest mediation organization, and the only mediation association with its own accreditation process...  PDF Format


Hunterdon County Democrat, 10/27/05, "People Making News On the Job":  Anju Jessani started her term as President of NJAPM on Oct. 1...  HTML Format; PDF Format


New Jersey Law Journal, 8/22/05, "Mediators Mixed on Pay Proposal for First 3 Hours" by Mary P. Gallager:  A proposal to raise the pay of court-referred mediators from nothing to $100 an hour for the first three hours is working its way through the system... HTML Format; PDF Format


Hunterdon County Democrat, 2/24/05,"Divorce-Mediation Practice Opens An Office In Clinton":  Anju D. Jessani has expanded her divorce-mediation practice, opening an office at 42 Main St...  HTML Format; PDF Format


Princeton Packet, 11/30/04, "Untying the Knot" by Diane Landis Hackett:  Behind the scenes, divorce mediators can make the best of a painful situation... HTML Format; PDF Format


Realtor Magazine, 2/1/04,  "Selling: Divorcing Sellers" by Barbara Ballinger:  When Darryl Bodle II represented a divorced couple in the sale of their once happy home, the experience was somewhat reminiscent of the 1989 movie War of the Roses...   HTML Format; PDF Format


Lawyers Weekly USA, 7/23/01,  "Can Grandparents, Others Get Visitation?  State Courts Are in Disarray" by Sheila Creaton Kelly:  Where grandparents can obtain visitation over the parents' objections, this state statute is constitutional, says West Virginia's highest court in the latest ruling on an issue that is sharply splitting the state courts...  HTML Format

New York Post, 9/1/00, "$20M Isn't Enough for Exec's Ex-Wife" by Jeane McIntosh: Spurned corporate wife Lorna Wendt — who snagged an eye-popping $20 million in her 1997 divorce settlement from former General Electric CEO Gary Wendt — is determined to go hack to the till for more... HTML Format; pdf

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