Joseph M. Wolczyk

Director & Principal Hearing Officer
NYS Dept of Corrections & Community Supervision
Building #2, State Campus
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226

Professional Work History:

Director of, and Principal Hearing Officer for, the Commissioner's Hearing Officer Program, New York State Department of Corrections & Community Supervision, Albany, New York 03/13 - Present
Commissioner's Hearing Officer, New York State Department of Corrections & Community Supervision, Albany, New York, 08/00 - 03/13
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Joseph M. Wolczyk, Esq., Auburn, New York, 03/84 - 08/00
Practice of Criminal, Real Estate, Corporate Affairs and Trusts & Estates law.

Dispute Resolution Experience

New York State Department of Corrections designated Facilitator in cases at the United States District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of New York involving the Federal Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Plan
Corrections Commissioner designated Administrative Law Judge in Departmental Visitation Appeals
Commissioner's Hearing Officer in inmate administrative disciplinary hearings (Tier III) at New York State Maximum Security Correctional Facilities, completing approximately 7,600 hearings to date
Instructor, New York State Department of Corrections & Community Supervision Training Academy on Legal Issues for Supervisors

Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)

Employment Arbitrator Training (April 2009) Employment Mediator Training (March 2009) Ethics in ADR (May 2008) Negotiating Strategies and Tactics in ADRs (May 2008) Arbitration Award Writing (June 2007) Mediating in the Federal Sector (June 2007)

Other Dispute Resolution Training

Ethical Considerations for Administrative Law Judges (May 2010) Concepts in Supervision, New York State Department of Corrections & Community Supervision (April 2010) Mediation and Mediator Advocacy (Dec 2008) WMD Incident Complexities - Incident Command (June 2005)

Professional Associations

Admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of England & Wales (2006)
Admitted in Northern District New York Federal Court (1985)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1989)
Admitted to practice as an Attorney in New York (1984),
District of Columbia (1986) & Maine (1990)
Member of the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, and the Cayuga County Bar Association
Past National Secretary-Treasurer, Law Student Division, American Bar Association


Cornell University ILR School, Certificate in Workplace Conflict Management & Alternative Dispute Resolution, April 2009
Valparaiso University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, May 1982
University of Notre Dame, Masters of Arts in Government & International Studies, August 1978
State University of New York at Buffalo, Bachelors of Arts in English and Political Science, September 1977


Available upon request

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