From Tom Valenti: I am working with the ABA Mediation Committee gathering information for its website relative to Mediation Week, October 15-21, 2017. We are listing all activities on the Mediation Week website. In the past the activities have included those sponsored by bar associations, mediation providers, academic institutions, and any other organizations that are … Continue reading Request for Information for Mediation Week, October 15-21
From WFOI Elayne Greenberg: The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s School of Law and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) invite you to participate in the ninth annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon, a competition of competence in the dispute resolution field. The triathlon is the first and only competition to … Continue reading 2017 Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon
Jill Tanz, JD, and Martha McClintock, PhD, just started a Mediation Myth Busters blog to explain how applying neuroscience concepts can improve mediation. They recently co-authored an article, The Physiologic Stress Response During Mediation, 32 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 29 (2017). They plan to add posts about once a month to cover topics … Continue reading Busting Mediation Myths Using Neuroscience
From GFOI Hal Abramson: Dear Friends and Colleagues: This past weekend the Board of Governors selected International Academy of Mediators (IAM)’s new Scholars in Residence (SIR) in light of the fact that our current wonderful scholar, Hal Abramson, is at the end of his tenure with us. Thanks to Hal we have established a durable … Continue reading To SIRs (Lela Love and Dwight Golann) With Love
Following up the Tower of Babel Symposium this month, there will be a program at the ABA SDR conference next April entitled, “Making Negotiation Theory More Helpful for Practitioners.” We want to include a practitioner on the panel and we asked Wayne Brazil if he would join us. Wayne served as a magistrate judge in … Continue reading Tower of Babel Symposium Bonus – Conversation with Wayne Brazil
In June, John Kiernan gave a talk in which he argued that the ADR field has reached a first level of maturity but “ADR remains far short of its full, what might be called ‘level two maturity.’” He gave the talk at a luncheon of Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, where he … Continue reading How to Reach “Level Two Maturity” in Handling Civil Disputes
Peter Benner and I will do a free webinar on Thursday, July 28, at 3 pm Eastern Time, entitled Streamlining Disputes: The Mediator as Case Manager. Although it’s free, you have to register for it. This webinar is sponsored by the International and Commercial Sections of the Association for Conflict Resolution.
Thanks to Kim Wright, at Cutting Edge Law, I learned about a wonderful TED talk that David Hoffman gave: Lawyers as Peacemakers. Really?!? Yes, Really. It describes his personal journey from a hippie seeking social justice to lawyer who sometimes litigated to full-time peacemaker practicing mediation and collaborative law (CL). It is an inspiring talk, … Continue reading Fabulous TED Talk by David Hoffman on Lawyers as Peacemakers