Dispute Resolution Skills Trainer

Essie Martsinkovsky
Dispute Resolution Skills Trainer

Essie Martsinkovsky currently serves as a part-time coordinator focusing on specialty projects for the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC). Additionally, Ms. Martsinkovsky also works as a dispute resolution skills trainer at the APADRC, where she trains and guides talented volunteer mediators in providing culturally responsive conflict resolution to communities around LA.

Ms. Martsinkovsky initially joined the APADRC as Community Mediation Program Coordinator in the summer of 2018. However, Ms. Martsinkovsky’s mediation career first began in 2009, when she earned a Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution at UMass Boston and began volunteering weekly in Boston-area civil courts through Metropolitan Mediation Services (MMS), a community mediation program. She later joined the staff of MMS as a case manager and mediation trainer. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2017, Essie joined the mediation panel at California Lawyers for the Arts, and worked with the Institute for Nonviolence-LA as a peer mediation trainer and with Southern California Family Mediation as a juvenile dependency mediator.

Ms. Martsinkovsky’s interest in the art of communication and the experience of conflict stems from a decade of mediating, teaching, and working in the performing arts. Ms. Martsinkovsky finds mediation and dispute resolution training very rewarding and currently devotes all of her time to working, studying, and volunteering in the mediation world. Ms. Martsinkovsky is currently also completing her Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.