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Nance Schick

Nance Schick

Holistic Employment Attorney and Mediator
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Employment Law, Workers' Compensation
  • New York
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Biography

Nance L. Schick is an employment lawyer and mediator based in New York City, where her firm now known as Third Ear Conflict Resolution has been based since 2003. Author of DIY CONFLICT RESOLUTION, she gives legal advice to employers with workers in New York State and resolves workplace disputes worldwide—before they end up in court.

Prior to law school, she worked in Human Resources and operations management at United Parcel Service, where she developed an interest in employment law. Planning to go to law school in the off seasons, she spent a few years working in Sport Administration, consistent with her undergraduate degree. Her career in sport was cut short by a lawsuit that continued into her legal studies.

"I learned civil procedure in the courtroom and classroom simultaneously," she says. "I also saw the possibilities in mediation, although my former employer failed to appear."

Nance is certified in employment and ethno-religious mediation, and she served for two years as the Main Representative to the United Nations for the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation. She frequently assists journalists writing on conflict resolution, mediation, workplace disputes, domestic employment, independent contractors, and polyvictimization. Additionally, you can also find her coaching future mediators in the MediateArt program at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts or at NYC law schools.

Practice Areas
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business - Arbitration/Mediation
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Small Business
  • Sole Proprietorship & Freelancing
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Education
State University of New York - Buffalo
J.D. (2001) | Government Law (Education, Tax)
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Transferred from University of Pittsburgh to reduce tuition expenses at a higher-ranked school.
Activities: Mediation Advocacy Competition, Multiple and concurrent employment situations
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University of Louisville
B.S. | Education (Sport Administration)
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Transferred from University of Kentucky School of Architecture to care for ill parent. Was starting third baseman for UK Lady Kats softball team and tried out for 1996 US Olympic Softball team.
Activities: Theatre, Full-time and multiple concurrent employment situations
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Awards
Top-Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney
Super Lawyers
Also 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Professional Associations
International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation
Main Representative to the United Nations
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Publications
Articles & Publications
DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master
ebookit.com (1st & 2d Ed.); Aviva Publishing (3d Ed.)
Certifications
Higher Education Compliance
State University of New York
Title IX Compliance
State University of New York
Mediation Recertification
Phoenix Dispute Resolution
DISC Behavioral Analysis
The Institute for Motivational Living
Ethno-Religious Mediation
International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation
Arbitration
FINRA
Mediation Training
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Ice Arena Management
University of Michigan
Websites & Blogs
Website
Third Ear Conflict Resolution Website
Contact & Map
Third Ear Conflict Resolution
43 West 43rd Street
Suite 314
New York, NY 10036
Telephone: (917) 749-1631
Monday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 7 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Consultations by appointment only. Closed on weekends and federal and state holidays.