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MISSOURI WAS WELL-REPRESENTED AT ABA DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE
Many MU students, alumni, and faculty attended the ABA’s tenth annual conference, which took place in Seattle, WA, April 3-5. Prof. John Lande was a panelist in “How Lawyers Can Increase Use of Interest-Based Negotiation Through Cooperative Legal Practice.” Prof. Richard Reuben was a panelist in “What Deliberative Democracy Means for Dispute Resolution: Getting Down to the Nuts and Bolts.” He also co-chaired the Environment, Government and Public Policy Track for the conference.
MU alumni played important roles in the conference. Alyson Carrel (JD ’04) was one of the three national coordinators of the Representation in Mediation Competition. Art Hinshaw (JD ’93, LLM ’00), co-chaired the Legal Educators’ Colloquium. Christine Harris Taylor (LLM ’03), Marquette University, was a panelist for “Dispute Resolution Tools to Address Conflict Between ‘High Stakes’ Employees.” Brian Pappas (current LLM) was a panelist for “Online Court – the Future of Small Claims?” John R. Phillips (JD ’71), Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP, Kansas City, MO, was a panelist for “The Creature of Contract: Have Parties’ Contracts Created a Frankenstein of the FAA’s Grounds of Arbitration Award Review?.”
MU faculty and alumni attending the conference included: CSDR Director Bob Bailey, Prof. Ilhyung Lee, Prof. Jim Levin, Cynthia Alkon (LLM ’02), Andrea Braeutigam (LLM ’05), Lynn Malley (JD ’84, LLM ’03), Koschina Marshall (LLM ’06), Mary Ellen Reimund (LLM ’00), Sukh Singh (LLM ’06), Jane Smith (LLM ’02), and Chip Stewart (LLM ’07).
Faculty “alumni” at the conference included: Jennifer Robbennolt, University of Illinois, who was a co-panelist with Jean Sternlight, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for “Good Lawyers Should be Good Psychologists: Insights for Interviewing and Counseling Clients.” Jean also was a panelist for “Justice and Dispute Resolution” and “Teaching International Conflict Resolution with Videogames.” Bobbi McAdoo, Hamline University, also attended. Our apologies if this list doesn’t include one of our people who was there.
Next year’s conference will be April 15-18, 2009, in New York, NY.
PROF. JOHN LANDE BLOGS ABOUT COOPERATIVE PRACTICE
Prof. John Lande will be a guest blogger on the Engaging Conflicts blog over the next few weeks. He will write a series on “Adding Cooperative Practice to the ADR Toolkit.” The blog is at http://engagingconflicts.com/ and will include an interview of him.
PROF. RICHARD REUBEN FEATURED IN THE AMM NEWSLETTER
Prof. Richard Reuben is featured in an article in the Association of Missouri Mediators Spring 2008 newsletter, “The Communicator.” The article discusses his webinar he gave in March about the media’s portrayal of conflict. You can read the article at http://www.mediate.com/amm/pg16.cfm.
ART HINSHAW AWARDED TENURE AND PROMOTED TO CLINICAL PROFESSOR
Art Hinshaw (JD ’93, LLM ’00) was recently awarded tenure by the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and promoted to clinical professor of law. Art is the director of the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program and has been the acting director of the Clinical Program at ASU this year. Congratulations Art!
KCMBA AND HEARTLAND MEDIATORS ASSOCIATION SPONSOR PROGRAM ON LIMITS OF MEDIATION
APR. 24, OVERLAND PARK, KS
“The Limits of ‘Legal Mediation,’” will be held on April 24 in Overland Park, KS. This program will be co-sponsored by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association ADR Committee and the Heartland Mediators Association. LL.M. student Martha Halvordson will co-moderate the program. Registration and reception begins at 5 pm, seminar from 6 to 9 pm. For details, see http://www.kcmba.org/cle/cleprograms.htm.
ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS SPONSORS GATHERINGS THIS SPRING
APRIL 25, SPRINGFIELD, MO
MAY 2, KANSAS CITY, MO
MAY 16, ST. LOUIS, MO
The Association of Missouri Mediators is sponsoring several gatherings this Spring across the state. In Springfield on April 25 at 11:30 am, there will be a presentation on Co-Parent Coaching and High-Conflict Parenting classes. In Kansas City on May 2 at 12 pm, Stephen Brazil will speak on motivational interviewing. In St. Louis on May 16 from 6-8 pm, the group will view and discuss the video “How Do We Mediate Thee? Let Us Count the Ways ” produced by Maryland Mediation & Conflict Resolution Office. For details on these and other AMM-sponsored events, see the Spring 2008 newsletter at http://www.mediate.com/amm/pg16.cfm.
MISSOURI BAR HOLDS SPRING MEETINGS
MAY 9, JEFFERSON CITY, MO
The Missouri Bar Association will hold spring meetings in Jefferson City on Fri., May 9. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee will meet at 1:30 pm. For details, see http://members.mobar.org/spring08/agenda.htm.
THE CENTER FOR ADR’S 2008 CONFERENCE
JUNE 19-20, GREENBELT, MD
The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution will hold its annual conference, “Managing Conflict and Removing the Barriers to Collaborative Decision Making” on June 19 in Greenbelt, MD. For details, see http://www.natlctr4adr.org/.
ACR FAMILY SECTION CONFERENCE
JULY 23-27, PARK CITY, UT
The Association for Conflict Resolution will hold its Family Section conference, “Building Bridges, Moving Mountains,” July 23-27 in Park City, UT. For details, see http://www.mediate.com/acrfamily/pg43.cfm.
VICTIM OFFENDER DIALOGUE TRAINING
JULY 25-26, COLUMBIA, MO
The Association of Missouri Mediators will hold a training for experienced mediators in Victim Offender Dialogue, July 25-26 at the University of Missouri. The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is co-sponsoring this training. For details, see http://www.mediate.com/amm/pg25.cfm.
INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION SPONSORS CONFERENCE
AUG. 25-26, SANTA BARBARA, CA
The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, in partnership with the University of California-Santa Barbara, presents a conference, “New Waves of Transformative Practice: New Frontiers, New Voices, New Challenges,” August 25-26. For details, see http://www.transformativemediation.org/documents/Pre_Conference_Workshops.doc.
ACR HOLDS EIGHTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
SEPT. 24-27, AUSTIN, TX
The Association for Conflict Resolution will hold its annual conference, “Aspirations, Possibilities, and Realities: Expanding Principles, Practice, and Research in a Changing World,” in Austin, TX, Sept. 24-27. For details, see http://www.acrnet.org/conferences/ac07/index.htm.
ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI MEDIATORS TENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCT. 18, COLUMBIA , MO
The Association of Missouri Mediators tenth annual conference will be Oct. 18 in Columbia, MO. For details, see http://www.mediate.com/amm/pg2.cfm.
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
The Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, seeks a conflict management specialist. Application deadline: April 21.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER
The Conflict Resolution Center seeks an executive director. Application deadline: April 25.
DIRECTOR OF MEDIATION, NEW YORK CITY CIVILIAN COMPLAINT REVIEW BOARD
NEW YORK, NY
The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board seeks a director of mediation. Application deadline: April 25.
CONCILIATION SPECIALIST, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
KANSAS CITY, MO
The U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service seeks applications for a conciliation specialist. Application deadline: April 29.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION SPECIALIST, FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks a dispute resolution specialist. Application deadline: May 2.
CHIEF OF PARTY, CONFLICT MITIGATION AND RECONCILIATION PROJECT, CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
Catholic Relief Services seeks a chief of party in its conflict mitigation project. Application deadline: Dec. 3.
DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, HASTINGS COLLEGE OF LAW
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at U.C. Hastings College of Law seeks a director and clinical professor of law. This position is open until filled.
ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, HAWAI'I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
The College of Communication at Hawai'i Pacific University invites applications for a full-time assistant or associate professor who will teach in various areas, including mediation. This position is open until filled.
PROGRAM OFFICER, U.S. INSTITUTE OF PEACE
The United States Institute of Peace seeks a rule of law expert to serve as facilitator for the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law (INPROL).
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ARBITRATION AND ADR , U.S. COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
NEW YORK, NY
The U.S. Council for International Business seeks a deputy director for arbitration and ADR in North America. For details on this position, e-mail email@example.com.
REGION VICE PRESIDENT, AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION
The American Arbitration Association seeks a region vice president to oversee business development in New Jersey. For details on this position, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.