Happy Mediation Week!

This entire week we are celebrating ABA Mediation Week.  Here is the ABA’s announcement of the event:

Over the last few decades, the field of alternative dispute resolution has grown tremendously.  The recognition that not all cases are well suited for the adversarial process and that there are multiple paths to justice is increasingly shared by attorneys, judges, and the public.  The ABA Mediation Week initiative is a celebration of the strides we have made in institutionalizing mediation as one of several appropriate dispute resolution processes.  ABA Mediation Week will be held during the week of October 14-20, 2012 this year.

The theme for our 2012 ABA Mediation Week is “Mediation in the Mainstream.” Lawyers and mediators from the court house to the conference room are increasingly using alternative means to settle disputes.  In their use of mediation, practitioners are shedding light on an important method of resolving personal, commercial, government, and community disputes.

We have put together a Toolkit of resources to help organizations and individuals help promote mediation and Mediation Week. Click here for the MEDIATION WEEK TOOLKIT.  For more information contact Matthew Conger at the American bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution: matthew.conger@americanbar.org

2012 Mediation Week Signature Event

ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Panel Discussion and Luncheon in Celebration of ABA Mediation Week, Thursday, October 18, 12:00– 2:00 PM

Panel Discussion with:

John Bickerman, Internationally recognized mediator and arbitrator

Amy Wind, Chief Circuit Mediator, U.S. Courts of the District of Columbia Circuit

Joanna M. Jacobs, Director, Senior Counsel for the Office of Dispute Resolution, U.S. Department of Justice

 Grande Lum, Director, Community Relations Service, U.S. Department of Justice

Please join the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution at this luncheon and panel discussion in celebration of Mediation
Week.  The Luncheon and Panel Discussion will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the National Press Club located at 529 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20045 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM.

There is a $30 fee for attending the luncheon and panel discussion.  Register today as space is limited to the first 100 attendees.

Click Here to Register for the Event

2012 Mediation Week Events in Your Area

Organizations and Institutions from around the country have organized events to be held in recognition of ABA Mediation Week.
For a complete list of events click HERE.

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