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Ossining Assemblywoman Sandra Galef Helps People 'Speak Out'

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) discussed the legal practice of mediation on her latest episode of “Speak Out with Assemblywoman Sandy Galef.”
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) discussed the legal practice of mediation on her latest episode of “Speak Out with Assemblywoman Sandy Galef.” Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sandy Galef

OSSINING, N.Y. -- Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) discussed the legal practice of mediation, and its advantages and disadvantages versus litigation, on her latest episode of “Speak Out with Assemblywoman Sandy Galef.”

She was joined by J. Peter Collins who is both Kent Town Justice and a practicing attorney. He spoke about mediation from the perspective of the judge presiding over court during the process.

Also joining Assemblywoman Galef on the program was Joyce Mitchell, owner and mediator at Divorce, Family & Financial Mediation as well as a volunteer certified mediator at the Dispute Resolution Center.

Mitchell shared her knowledge of the mediation field, the different types of disputes she is asked to resolve, and her opinion on the question of when to use mediation and when to use litigation.

“Both Judge Collins and Ms. Mitchell provided superb insight on the different aspects of legal mediation,” said Assemblywoman Sandy Galef in a statement. “The services offered by mediation can often allow for simpler and more cost efficient resolutions to various disputes, which can be a time and money saving option.”

Tune in to cable television on the following days and times to learn more.

“Speak Out: Dispute Resolution with Kent Town Justice J. Peter Collins and Joyce Mitchell” airs as follows:

Cablevision airs on Nov. 13, 20, 27, and Dec. 4.

Ossining and Peekskill airs on channel 15 on Wednesday at 8 p.m. (Briarcliff, Ossining, Scarborough, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton, Garrison, Montrose, Peekskill, Philipstown South, Verplanck)

Wappingers Falls airs on Channel 21 on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. (Cold Spring, Philipstown North)

Yorktown airs on Channel 74 on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. (Lake Peekskill, Putnam Valley)

Comcast airs on Nov. 13, 20 and 27

Carmel, Kent, Mahopac & Putnam Valley airs on channel 8 on Wednesday at 7:30

Verizon FiOS Customers should check your local listings for air times.

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