CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 4, Issue 15 - January 9, 2004

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

MU LAW SCHOOL HOSTS WEB SITE FOR ADR SECTION OF ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW SCHOOLS
The MU Law School is hosting the web site for the ADR Section of the Association of American Law Schools. The site includes information about dispute resolution programs at numerous law schools, course syllabi, teaching materials, links to other web sites, as well as information about the ADR Section. Professors Bob Bailey, Tim Heinsz, John Lande, Richard Reuben, and Jennifer Robbennolt contributed materials to this web site, which was designed and constructed by John Lande and Karen Neylon.

PROFESSOR LANDE BECOMES CHAIR OF THE ADR SECTION OF ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW SCHOOLS
At the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, John Lande became chair of the ADR Section of the AALS. During the past year, he served as chair-elect.

PROFESSOR REUBEN GAVE MANY PRESENTATIONS
Prof. Richard Reuben has been busy giving presentations recently. He was the keynote dinner speaker for the Mediation Society of San Francisco in November, speaking on the Uniform Mediation Act, and also gave a plenary presentation on the UMA at the Missouri State Bar ADR Committee. Reuben also made two presentations at the University of San Francisco School of Law Conference on ADR Policy, one on mandatory arbitration and democracy, and the other on current developments in mediation law.

AMY GLASER GAVE BIRTH TO A BOY ON DECEMBER 17
Amy Glaser (’04) gave birth to Peter Donald Leimer on Dec. 17, 2003.Peter weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.75 inches long. His first word was "ADR." Mother and child are both doing well. Congratulations to Amy and her family!

SALVADOR PANGA, JR. RECEIVED HAMLINE FELLOWSHIP
Salvador Panga, Jr. (’01) accepted a two-year post-graduate fellowship at Hamline University Law School’s highly respected Dispute Resolution Institute. As a fellow, Salvador will help coordinate activities of the Institute including its three international and five domestic programs. Hamline’s Institute had to make a difficult choice between several of MU’s LL.M. alumni who were candidates for the fellowship. Congratulations, Salvador!

PAULA YOUNG PUBLISHED ARTICLE ABOUT LEARNING TO MEDIATE
Paula Young (’03) has published her article at mediate.com. The article is entitled "Consciously Incompetent: A Mediator’s Cycle of Learning."

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

MISSOURI AFCC LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES
JAN. 14, CLAYTON, MO The Missouri AFCC Lunch and Learn for St. Louis area members will resume on Wed., Jan. 14, from noon -1:30 pm, at 121 S. Meramec, Rm. 1012. Topic: The Role of the Neutral in Mediation. Presenters will be Rebecca Magruder and Andrea Clark. For more information, e-mail Ellen Cowell.

AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION PROGRAM
JAN. 23, ST. LOUIS, MO The American Arbitration Association announces its program, "Recent Developments in ADR: Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit & Missouri," presented by James R. Keller, partner, Herzog, Crebs & McGhee, LL.P., and neutral, American Arbitration Association. The program will be from 8:30 am to 11:00 am on Fri., Jan. 23 at the Office of the American Arbitration Association, 100 North Broadway, Suite 1820, St. Louis, MO 63102. For details on registering, call Jennifer Romano at (314) 621-7175.

ONLINE COURSE, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
FEB. 1 TO MAY 14 The University of Massachusetts Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution is offering an online course on online dispute resolution. The course will run from Feb. 1 to May 14.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE COURSES
MARCH 4, 11, 13, METRO KANSAS CITY Johnson County Community College is offering two courses on restorative justice for mediators with at least 40 hours of basic core mediation training. "Principles of Restorative Justice," will be from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Thurs., March 4. This is a prerequisite to "Restorative Justice Mediator Training," which will be from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Thurs., March 11, and from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Sat., March 13. The instructors are Valerie Burke and Kathleen McCarther. For information and telephone registration call (913) 469-2323.

CALL FOR PAPERS: FEB. 15 GRADUATE PROGRAM CONFERENCE
OCT. 28-30, BOSTON, MA On Oct. 28-30 the Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, will host a conference for graduate students who are studying conflict in diverse disciplines. The conference is entitled "Conflict Studies, The New Generation of Ideas." Proposal deadline: Feb. 15.

OMBUDSMAN CONFERENCE
APR. 18-21, TUCSON, AZ The Ombudsman Association and University and College Ombuds Association will be holding their 2004 conference April 18-21 in Tucson, AZ. The conference is entitled "Ombuds’ Value in Meeting Challenges in a Changing World: Professional, Legal and Economic."

ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONCILIATION COURTS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
MAY 12-15, SAN ANTONIO, TX The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts 41st annual conference will be held May 12-15 in San Antonio, TX. The conference theme is "Best Interests Revisited: Challenging our Assumptions."

CRNETWORK INTERACTION 2004 CONFERENCE
JUNE 2-5, KITCHENER, ONTARIO Conflict Resolution Network Canada is holding the Interaction 2004 conference June 2-5 in Kitchener, Ontario.

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE
JULY 5-6, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA The Third Annual Forum on Online Dispute Resolution will be held July 5-6 in Melbourne, Australia. The forum will be hosted by the International Conflict Resolution Centre at the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. For more information, contact the center at telephone +61 3 8344 7035, Fax: +61 3 9347 6618, e-mail: icrc@psych.unimelb.edu.au.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

ASSISTANT DEAN FOR JUDICIAL AFFAIRS & MEDIATION SERVICES
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY MURFREESBORO, TN Middle Tennessee State University invites applications and nominations for Assistant Dean for Judicial Affairs and Mediation Services. Application review begins: Jan. 13.

MEDIATORS AND ARBITRATORS
CALIFORNIA DeMars & Associates, Ltd., is recruiting mediators and arbitrators throughout California for a consumer dispute resolution program under the California lemon law involving recreational vehicles. Submission deadline: Jan. 15.

MEDIATION LIAISON, COMMUNITY MEDIATION PROGRAM
BALTIMORE, MD The Community Mediation Program is seeking mediation liaisons who will work 12-16 hours per week in Baltimore to screen cases. Application deadline: Jan. 16. For more details, see the binder in 206 Hulston Hall.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER
SEATTLE, WA The King County Dispute Resolution Center, a non-profit community mediation center that helps people and organizations in King County to resolve conflicts peacefully, is seeking an executive director. Application deadline: Jan. 16.

MANAGER, DISPUTE RESOLUTION SECTION JUDICIAL AND COURT SERVICES
COLUMBUS, OH The Judicial and Court Services Division of the Supreme Court is seeking a manager of dispute resolution programs. The position provides leadership and direction for all aspects of the Dispute Resolution Section including the daily operation of the office and the management of the staff. For more information see the binder in 206 Hulston. Application deadline: Jan. 21.

PROJECT DIRECTOR, ALBANIA
World Learning seeks applicants for a three-year, religious harmony project that will combine assisting religious leaders to encourage moderation among their faithful through awarding grants for mixed-faith community-based projects. The project director will train religious leaders and activists and provide leadership development, team-building and facilitation for all represented groups. For more information, see the binder in 206 Hulston. Application deadline: Jan. 31.

UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE IRAQ PROGRAM POSITIONS
The United States Institute of Peace has various positions managing peace programs. Posted Dec. 22, 2003, with various closing dates.

TRAINER, VANTAGE PARTNERS
BOSTON, MA Vantage Partners is seeking a trainer for its international consulting and training firm. For more information on the trainer position see the binder in 206.

FAMILY COURT PROGRAM DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY MEDIATION SERVICES
JAMAICA, NY The Community Mediation Services seeks a family court program director to direct its family mediation programs in Queens. For more information on this position, see the binder in 206 Hulston.

CALIFORNIA MEDIATORS WANTED
A new California panel seeks expert mediators with J.D. degrees in San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County. Panelists are independent contractors taking cases in their preferred practice areas. While the current geographic focus is California, experienced neutrals in other U.S. states are also encouraged to apply.

VICE PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SHORELINE, WA Shoreline Community College is seeking a vice president of human resources and employee relations. This position is responsible for all elements of personnel administration pertaining to employees of Shoreline Community College. Experience in labor relations, including collective bargaining and arbitration is required.