Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation|Teaching

ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition

Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation|Teaching

ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition

Professionally, I am not given to bedazzlement.  I am not among those who claim transformative or quasi-spiritual attributes to what (to me) really boils down to the learn-able professional skill of mediating business disputes.  So when friends have reported their experiences attending the ICC International Mediation Competition with tears streaming...

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Conflict Resolution|Employment|Mediation|Negotiation|Teaching

CLE Program on "ADR and Young Lawyers"

Conflict Resolution|Employment|Mediation|Negotiation|Teaching

CLE Program on "ADR and Young Lawyers"

The ABA Business Law Section is partnering with New York Law School to present a half-day CLE Symposium on "ADR and the Young Lawyer" on Friday morning, January 30.                 The event, held from 9:00 to 1:45, features speakers from leading corporations, law firms and ADR...

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Conflict Resolution|Teaching|United States

Invitation for Students to Examine Civil Conflict

Conflict Resolution|Teaching|United States

Invitation for Students to Examine Civil Conflict

Professor Stacie Strong of the University of Missouri has announced a student writing competition to prompt critical thinking on the dispute resolution ramifications of the events surrounding the killing in Ferguson, Missouri and elsewhere.  The details of the competition are below.  It will be interesting to see what examples of...

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Conflict Resolution|Negotiation|Teaching

CLE Program on Why Deal Lawyers Should Get Involved in ADR

Conflict Resolution|Negotiation|Teaching

CLE Program on Why Deal Lawyers Should Get Involved in ADR

  On Wednesday October 22, 12:50 - 2:15 pm, New York Law School's ADR Program is offering a reprise of a very successful panel from last April's ABA Business Law Section meeting in Los Angeles: "Calling All Deal Lawyers: Why Transactional Attorneys Should Get Involved in Dispute Resolution." The program features James Freund, Mediator...

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Conflict Resolution|Human Rights|Teaching

Rutgers Law Students Get It

Conflict Resolution|Human Rights|Teaching

Rutgers Law Students Get It

My friend and colleague Jonathan Hyman asked me to visit his ADR Survey class at Rutgers Law School a few weeks ago.  Teams within the class had been assigned special topics to study and then present to the larger group, and one team was concentrating on the Corporate/Community Dialogue films...

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Conflict Resolution|Ethics|Mediation|Teaching

Licensing Mediators — ABA DR IV

Conflict Resolution|Ethics|Mediation|Teaching

Licensing Mediators — ABA DR IV

At the Miami ABA Dispute Resolution Conference, James Coban, Janice Fletcher, Art Hinshaw and Susan Yates addressed the provocative topic, “Cosmetologists Are Licensed, Why Aren’t Mediators?” Ms. Yates, of Resolution Systems Institute, clarified some terms of art for the sake of the discussion.  “Credentialing” is the big umbrella, the widest term. ...

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Conflict Resolution|Mediation|Teaching

ABA Dispute Resolution Section Spring Meeting Announced

Conflict Resolution|Mediation|Teaching

ABA Dispute Resolution Section Spring Meeting Announced

I have been importuned by the ABA Dispute Resolution Section to remind readers of its upcoming Spring Meeting in Miami,Florida on April 2-5, 2014.  And who better to be importuned by?  It is a great organization and the Spring Meeting has been "the place to see and be seen" since...

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