CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 6, Issue 20 - May 5, 2006

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. RISKIN BUSY TRAVELING AND PRESENTING
On April 25, Prof. Len Riskin made a plenary presentation in Orange County, CA, at the ADR in Special Education Conference sponsored by the California Department of Education. His topic was “Decision-Making in Mediation.” He also led a workshop on mindfulness. On April 27, he gave a talk on the “New New Grid of Mediator Decision-Making” at the University of Texas School of Law.

MODEL STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR MEDIATORS WORKSHOP
MAY 12, JEFFERSON CITY, MO
Paul Ladehoff, CSDR training coordinator, and Jim Reeves ('04), will present a workshop on the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators at the Missouri Bar Association's ADR Committee's May 12 meeting in Jefferson City. The Model Standards were originally promulgated in 1994 and were revised in 2005. The new version is online at http://www.abanet.org/dispute/news/ModelStandardsofConductforMediatorsfinal05.pdf. The Winter 2006 issue of Dispute Resolution Magazine (edited by Prof. Richard Reuben ) features a symposium on the Model Standards.

JEFF GOLDFIEN PUBLISHES REVIEW OF BOOK ON PSYCHOLOGY OF LAWYERS
Jeff Goldfien ('05) published “Arguing for the Electric: Personality and the Legal Profession,” 10 Lewis & Clark Law Review 187 (2006), which reviews Susan Daicoff's book, Lawyer Know Thyself: A Psychological Analysis of Personality Strengths and Weaknesses. Her book argues that the legal profession's problems may be partially caused by law students' and lawyers' personality characteristics and Jeff recommends this book for a range of law school courses.

SALVADOR PANGA JR. PASSES NEW YORK BAR EXAM
Salvador Panga Jr. ('01) passed the New York bar exam in February 2006. Salvador currently is a postgraduate fellow in ADR at the Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN. Congratulations Salvador!

CHIP STEWART PUBLISHES FEATURES ON ADR NEWS AND CASES
Chip Stewart
, associate editor of Dispute Resolution Magazine, published articles on “ADR News” and “State and Federal Cases” in the Spring 2006 issue of the magazine.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE CONFLICT RESOLUTION  NETWORK CANADA
JUNE 7-10, WINNIPEG, CANADA
Winnipeg is hosting Interaction 2006, national conference of the Conflict Resolution Network Canada.

ASIA PACIFIC MEDIATION FORUM CONFERENCE
JUNE 19-30, SUVA, FIJI
The University of the South Pacific's (USP) Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance announces that the Asia Pacific Mediation Forum Conference will be June 19-30 on the USP campus in Suva, Fiji.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY OF MANITOBA
The John Howard Society of Manitoba seeks an executive director who will work with victims, offenders, and communities to respond to the causes and consequences of crime. For details about this position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: May 26.

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON , DC
The M.A. program in conflict resolution at Georgetown University is accepting applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor for the 2006-2007 academic year. For details on this position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: May 26.

SENIOR PLANNER / FACILITATOR, CIRCLEPOINT
WASHINGTON , DC
CirclePoint, an environmental and public involvement consulting firm, seeks a full-time senior planner/facilitator in the Washington, DC office.

DIRECTOR OF MEDIATION SERVICES
NEW YORK CITY
Community Mediation Services, a multi-program agency in New York City , seeks a manager for its Mediation Division. For details on this position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.