CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 11, Issue 2 - September 14, 2010

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

PROFS. JOHN LANDE, RICHARD REUBEN, AND PAULA YOUNG QUOTED IN MISSOURI BAR’S PRECEDENT MAGAZINE
An article entitled “The Civil Jury Trial: Going . . . Going . . . Gone,” in the Summer 2010 issue of Precedent, the Missouri Bar Association’s quarterly magazine, included extensive quotations from the writings of Professors John Lande and Richard Reuben and Appalachian Law Professor Paula Young (LLM ’03).

TEXAS COURT OF APPEALS CITES PROF. JOHN LANDE ABOUT COOPERATIVE AND COLLABORATIVE LAW
In In re Mary Lynn Mabray, issued on Aug. 31, a majority opinion of the Texas Court of Appeals cited Prof. John Lande’s writings about Cooperative and Collaborative Law. The Court held that Cooperative Law agreements are enforceable and do not violate public policy.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

GERARDO PICO BECOMES ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE
On Aug. 29, Gerardo Pico (LL.M. ’00) became an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in the Administrative Law Judge Corps of the Unites States assigned to the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ODAR is an appellate administrative court that reviews the decisions of the Social Security Administration, mainly in disability cases.  It has 150 offices nationwide, including a new one in Columbia, MO, and there are approximately 1,000 active ALJs assigned to ODAR.

AARON JONES TO SERVE AS JUDGE AND ADR CHAIR ON SPRINGFIELD BAR
Aaron Jones (JD ’98, LL.M. ’09) has been appointed as a part-time substitute judge for the City of Springfield, MO. In addition, Aaron is the Chair of the ADR Committee for the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ASSOCIATION OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION TELESEMINAR ON BUILDING TRUST
SEPT. 14, 5-6 PM EASTERN TIME
The Association of Conflict Resolution Workplace Section’s Conflict Coaching Committee will hold a teleseminar entitled, “Building Trust: A Core Competency of Conflict Coaching.” It will be on Sept.14 at 5-6 pm Eastern Time. To participate, call 605-475-6350, PIN 496839. For further information, please contact Chair Cinnie Noble at 866-335-6466 (toll free in Canada & U.S.) or 416-686-4247 or cinnie@cinergycoaching.com.

ADR LUNCHTIME SERIES TELECONFERENCE -- MEDIATING DISPUTES WITH THE GOVERNMENT
OCT. 7, 12-1:30 PM EASTERN TIME

The federal government’s Interagency ADR Working Group, Workplace Conflict Management Section, is presenting a lunchtime program available via teleconference. Kenneth Feinberg will speak on “Mediating Complex Disputes with the Government: Opportunities and Challenges” from 12-1:30 pm EDT on Oct. 7. To listen via teleconference, call 505-242-2204; access code 672024#. For details on this and future lunchtime series, see http://www.adr.gov/a.html.

ABA TELESEMINAR ON E-DISCOVERY IN ARBITRATION
OCT. 19, 12:00 - 1:30 PM EASTERN TIME
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is sponsoring a teleseminar entitled, “What You Need To Know About E-Discovery In Arbitration” on Oct. 19. For more information, see http://www.abanet.org/dispute/docs/tele_ediscovery1010.pdf.

UC BERKLEY SCHOOL OF LAW TO PRESENT MEDIATION CONFERENCE, “MINDFUL LAWYER…”
OCT. 29-31, BERKLEY, CA
The University of California Berkley School of Law is sponsoring a conference, “The Mindful Lawyer: Practices & Prospects for Law School, Bench and Bar”, on Oct. 29-31, at the UC Berkley School of Law. For details and registration, www.mindfullawyerconference.org. Prof. Leonard Riskin has been part of the planning team. He is the Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, was formerly the director of MU’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, and continues as a senior fellow of the Center.  

ALLIANCE FOR PEACEBUILDING ANNUAL CONFERENCE
NOV. 7-9, ANNAPOLIS, MD
The Alliance for Peacebuilding will hold its annual conference on Nov. 7-9.  After Oct. 25, registration fees for non-members go from $370 to $400. For more information, see http://www.allianceforpeacebuilding.org/events/event_details.asp?id=110794.

ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION ANNUAL ADVANCED MEDIATION AND ADVOCACY SKILLS INSTITUTE
NOV. 11-12, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Prof. John Lande will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute on Nov. 12 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He will give a talk based on his forthcoming book, The Lawyer’s Guide to Planned Early Negotiation: How You Can Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money, to be published by the ABA. For more information, see http://www.abanet.org/dispute/advmed/2010/home.html.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACULTY AND DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR PEACEMAKING AND CONFLICT STUDIES, FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
FRESNO, CA
Fresno Pacific University seeks a faculty member and director of the Center for Peacemaking and Conflict StudiesReview of applications begins Oct. 15, position open until filled.

CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program seeks a new Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law for a two-year position beginning July 1, 2011. The Clinic assists clients in conflict assessment work, dispute resolution systems design, implementation, and evaluation, as well as mediation and strategic negotiation advice. Click here, for a job description and application instructions.

ASSISTANT OMBUDSPERSON, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
ITHACA, NY
Cornell University Office of the Ombudsman, seeks an assistant ombudsman.

STUDENT GRIEVANCE RESOLUTION COORDINATOR, BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION
SAN DIEGO, CA
Bridgepoint Education seeks a student grievance resolution coordinator.

SECTION DIRECTOR, DISPUTE RESOLUTION AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
WASHINGTON, DC
The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution seeks a section director. For details about this position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR / DIRECTOR OMBUDSMAN, FINANCIAL INDUSTRY REGULATORY AUTHORITY
ROCKVILLE, MD
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority seeks an individual for the associate director / director ombudsman opening in Rockville, MD.

CHILD PERMANENCY MEDIATOR, THE NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN
NEW YORK, NY
The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, in conjunction with the New York City Family Court, seeks an experienced child permanency mediator.

STAFF OMBUDSMAN, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
TWIN CITIES
The University of Minnesota seeks a part-time staff ombudsman in the Office of Student Affairs.