Tag Archives: public policy

Grande Lum’s Article Criticizing Proposal to Effectively Eliminate the Community Relations Service

Grande Lum, former director of the Community Relations Service (CRS), just published an important article in The Hill newspaper urging Congress to maintain independent funding for the agency. “Historically, CRS has played a significant role in facilitating dialogue, developing constructive relationships, and reducing the possibility of violence.  Its mediators and conciliators played a key role … Continue reading Grande Lum’s Article Criticizing Proposal to Effectively Eliminate the Community Relations Service

Cyber Conference on Dispute Resolution on Veterans for Peace – April 11

From BFOI Brian Jarrett: Hello Folks, Our Eighth Annual International Cyber-conference will soon be here.  Wednesday April 11 at Noon to 2:30 pm (Pacific time).  Be sure to adjust for your local time and place on the globe. As usual, we expect a large number of universities and community organizations participating in the conference.  (We … Continue reading Cyber Conference on Dispute Resolution on Veterans for Peace – April 11

Lawyers’ Ethical Responsibility in Negotiating Confidential Settlements on Behalf of Serial Lawbreakers

In another post, I discuss Louis C.K.’s apology for his repeated sexual misconduct.  Although he apparently didn’t settle claims for this conduct (that I have read about, anyway), other wrongdoers certainly have done so.  In those cases, lawyers have negotiated the settlements, which typically include strict provisions requiring confidentiality, often with harsh liquidated damage provisions … Continue reading Lawyers’ Ethical Responsibility in Negotiating Confidential Settlements on Behalf of Serial Lawbreakers

Missouri Symposium on Managing Disputes About Speech on Campus

Missouri’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution recently held our annual symposium in coordination with our Journal of Dispute Resolution.  The symposium, entitled “The First Amendment on Campus: Identifying Principles for Best Practices for Managing and Resolving Disputes,” was organized by Professors Bob Jerry and Chris Wells.  They specialize, respectively, in insurance law and … Continue reading Missouri Symposium on Managing Disputes About Speech on Campus

Photo Album – Missouri Symposium on Disputes About Speech on Campus

In a separate post, I describe Missouri’s latest annual symposium,  “The First Amendment on Campus: Identifying Principles for Best Practices for Managing and Resolving Disputes.” This post provides photos of some folks who you may (or should) know.   Click here for a description of my photo album process. Dean Lyrissa Lidsky and Bob Jerry Bob Jerry … Continue reading Photo Album – Missouri Symposium on Disputes About Speech on Campus

CFPB Arbitration Rule Overturned

From my colleague, Amy Schmitz: This summer, I reported the news that after much study, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had issued its arbitration rule barring the use of arbitration clauses to preclude class actions with respect to financial services and contracts disputes.  The rule would have prohibited banks and other consumer financial companies … Continue reading CFPB Arbitration Rule Overturned

Chance to Support CFPB Arbitration Rule – Sept. 22 Deadline

From Lauren Saunders, Associate Director, National Consumer Law Center: Folks, Thanks so much for signing the letter to the Senate asking it not to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rule prohibiting consumer financial products from having forced arbitration clauses with class action bans and requiring the collection of data on individual arbitrations. I wanted to let you … Continue reading Chance to Support CFPB Arbitration Rule – Sept. 22 Deadline