CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 8, Issue 25 - August 15, 2008

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROF. JOHN LANDE PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT IMPROVING QUALITY OF MEDIATION PRACTICE
Prof. John Lande published “Doing the Best Mediation You Can,” at 14 Dispute Resolution Magazine 43 (Spring/Summer 2008).  This article summarizes research by the Task Force on Improving Mediation Quality of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and focuses on (1) preparation for mediation by mediators and mediation participants, (2) case-by-case customization of the mediation process, (3) careful consideration of any “analytical” assistance that mediators might provide, and (4) mediators' persistence and patience.  You can download the article at http://www.law.missouri.edu/lande/publications.htm#mtp.

PROF. RICHARD REUBEN QUOTED IN ARTICLE ABOUT MEDIATION CONFIDENTIALITY
An article in ADRWorld.com quotes Prof. Richard Reuben criticizing a decision by the New York Court of Appeals, which upheld a subpoena of a mediator.  In the July 2 article, “Top New York Court Upholds Subpoena Against Mediator,” Reuben “said the court's holding ‘underscores the depth of the mediation community's problem in New York.’ Not only did the state’'s highest court refuse to find any separate confidentiality protection for the mediator that survives a waiver by the parties, the court explicitly took no position on whether the parties have a mediation privilege under state law.”

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

NEW YORK STATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ASSOCIATION OFFERS TELECONFERENCE
AUG. 19, 1-2 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME
The New York State Dispute Resolution Association is sponsoring a teleconference: “Dispute Resolution in Medical Ethics:  An Introduction to Hospital Futility Policies,” presented by Mathew David Pauley.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  ABA ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE
SEPT. 4
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution seeks conference section proposals for the 11th Annual Spring Conference to be held April 16-18, in New York, NY. Proposal deadline: Sept. 4.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  HEARTLAND REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR MEDIATORS
SEPT. 26
The Nebraska Mediation Center Association seeks proposals for the 2009 Heartland Regional Conference for Mediators to be held April 23-24 in Omaha, NE. Proposal deadline: Sept. 26.

ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI  MEDIATORS TENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCT. 17-18, COLUMBIA, MO
The Association of Missouri Mediators will present their Tenth Annual Conference on Oct. 17-18 in Columbia. Martha Halvordson (LL.M. '08)  will be the presenter at a workshop entitled, “When Lawyers Play Hardball: How to Recognize and Respond to Hardball Tactics.” There is a reduced rate for students.

PARENTING COORDINATION TRAINING
OCT. 23-24, KANSAS CITY, MO
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is sponsoring parenting coordination training held in the UMKC Law School courtroom on Oct. 23-24. For details on this training, email colemanl@missouri.edu or afcc@afccnet.org or call 608-664-3750.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY MEDIATION SERVICES , NEW YORK CITY FAMILY COURT MEDIATION PROGRAM
JAMAICA, NY
Community Mediation Services, a division of the New York City Family Court Mediation Program, seeks a program director. For details on this position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: Sept. 23.

DIRECTOR, VOLUNTEER COUNSELING SERVICES CENTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION
NEW YORK, NY

The Volunteer Counseling Services Center for Conflict Resolution seeks a director. Application deadline: Sept. 30.

FACULTY, JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL
CHICAGO, IL
The John Marshall Law School seeks applicants for possible tenure-track or visiting faculty appointments beginning in the 2009-10 academic year. The law school is particularly interested in faculty teaching civil procedure and property as well as arbitration, mediation, administrative law, constitutional law, evidence, natural resources and environmental law, payment systems, real estate, and torts. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline: Oct. 10.

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON LAW SCHOOL
EUGENE, OR
The University of Oregon seeks part-time adjunct faculty for its Conflict and Dispute Resolution program. Application deadline: Oct. 31.

MEDIATOR, BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU
BAKERSFIELD, CA
The Better Business Bureau of Bakersfield, CA seeks a full-time mediator. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. This position is open until filled.

ASSOCIATE MEDIATOR, MARKS ADR, LL.C.
BETHESDA, MD
Jonathan Marks of MarksADR, LL.C. seeks an associate mediator. For details on this position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. For details on MarksADR, see www.marksadr.com. This position is open until filled.

SPANISH-SPEAKING INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATOR
NEW YORK, NY
An undisclosed law firm seeks a Spanish - speaking international arbitrator. For details on this position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.

SENIOR CUSTOMER RESOLUTIONS SPECIALIST, HOME DEPOT
ORANGE, CA
The Home Depot seeks a senior customer resolutions specialist to resolve claims through ADR.