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PROF. HARTER CONSULTS IN CHINA ABOUT ADR IN ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS
Prof. Philip Harter recently participated in a conference in Suzhou, China on April 14-15 on the use of ADR in China's administrative proceedings. The conference was sponsored by the ABA's Asia Law Initiative. Prof. Harter was accompanied by the General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
PAUL LADEHOFF AND JIM LEVIN PROVIDE TRAINING
Paul Ladehoff, CSDR training coordinator and director of the MU Campus Mediation Service, and Prof. Jim Levin, associate director for the CSDR, provided training for the Missouri Bar Association's Fee Dispute Resolution Mediation and Arbitration Program on April 12-13 at the Lake of the Ozarks.
PROF. LANDE PUBLISHES ARTICLES, CO-CHAIRS NEW COMMITTEE, AND IS QUOTED ABOUT COLLABORATIVE LAW AND OTHER INNOVATIVE ADR PROCESSES
Prof. John Lande published “Principles for Policymaking about Collaborative Law and Other ADR Processes,” 22 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 619 (2007). This Article articulates a set of principles for policymaking about ADR and illustrates these principles by analyzing proposals for new ethical rules for Collaborative Law. His website includes “Recommended ADR Policy Principles,” which summarizes the principles in this article. He published “Lessons for Collaborative Lawyers and Other Dispute Resolution Professionals from Colorado Bar Association Ethics Opinion 115,” http://www.mediate.com/articles/landeJ3.cfm. This article criticizes an ethics opinion ruling that four-way Collaborative Law agreements between lawyers and clients constitute per se violations of ethical rules but similar Cooperative Law agreements do not violate the ethical rules. He posted a short article on his website, “Frequently Asked Questions About Cooperative Practice, including Why Should You Care?” He also published “ Listening to Experienced Users: Improving Quality and Use of Commercial Mediation” (with Rachel Wohl), 13 Dispute Resolution Magazine 18 (Spring 2007). This summarizes results of focus groups of experienced mediators and mediation users, conducted by the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Task Force on Improving Mediation Quality. He is the reporter for the Task Force. All of these publications are available at http://www.law.missouri.edu/lande/publications.htm. Prof. Lande was appointed as Co-Chair of a new Settlement Advocacy Committee of the International Institute for Conflict Resolution and Prevention. He was quoted recently in articles about the Colorado Ethics Opinion in two articles: “Opinion Finds Four-Way Collaborative Law Agreement Unethical,” by Justin Kelly, in ADRWorld.com, on March 20, and “Collaborative Law Hits Colorado Snag,” by Dick Dahl in Lawyers USA, on April 9.
PROF. REUBEN SPEAKS AT CONFERENCE
Prof. Richard Reuben gave the keynote address, “Democracy and Dispute Resolution: Opportunities and Challenges for Ombuds,” at the Seco nd Annual Conference of International Ombudsman Association on April 11-14 in St. Louis, MO.
CHIP STEWART SUCCEEDS RICHARD REUBEN AS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION MAGAZINE
Chip Stewart (’07) has been named editor-in-chief of Dispute Resolution Magazine, the quarterly publication of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. Stewart joined the magazine as an associate editor in 2005. He will succeed Prof. Richard Reuben, who has served as editor-in-chief of the magazine for the past 10 years. Thanks for all of Richard's great work and congratulations to Chip!
NEGOTIATION CLINICAL FELLOW AND LECTURER ON LAW, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
The Harvard Negotiation Clinical Program seeks a negotiation clinical fellow and lecturer on law. This is a two-year fellowship position and requires experience with the theory and practice of negotiation, mediation, dispute systems design, or dispute resolution. For details on this position, see http://jobs.harvard.edu/jobs/summ_req?in_post_id=33502.
DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY MEDIATION CENTER
Cheshire Mediation, a community mediation center that provides a wide range of conflict resolution, communication and community building services in south western New Hampshire, seeks a full-time director. A July 1 start date is anticipated. For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
LECTURER, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY DOMINGUEZ HILLS
California State University, Dominguez Hills, and the Program in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, seek applications for a full-time lecturer with expertise in communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. This appointment will be effective fall semester 2007 through spring semester 2008. The search committee will begin reviewing applications April 2, and will continue to do so until the position is filled. For details, e-mail email@example.com.