CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 3, Issue 1 - August 23, 2002

What's Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

LL.M. PROGRAM WELCOMES NEW CLASS OF STUDENTS
This year the LL.M. Program will have 20 students including 10 full-time students, 4 new part-time students, 5 continuing part-time students, and 1 Fulbright visiting scholar who will take two LL.M. courses as a non-degree student. This is another very experienced, talented, exciting, and diverse group of people. Again we will have students from around the world including China, Lebanon, Israel, Singapore, and Uganda. Biographies of this year's class are on the LL.M. web site. Welcome all!

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION HOUSE OF DELEGATES TAKES ACTION ON ADR
At its annual meeting earlier this month, the American Bar Association's House of Delegates approved ethical guidelines for lawyers in settlement negotiations proposed by the Section of Litigation. The guidelines are available on the ABA web site. The House of Delegates also approved the creation of an international non-profit organization to educate consumers, businesses and lawyers in the emerging field of online dispute resolution (ODR) and a set of recommended best practices for ODR providers. For more information about ABA policies regarding e-commerce, see the ABA ADR web site.

ONLINE CONFERENCE, AUGUST 30
A professional mediators online conference will be held August 30, 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. This conference is a free, noncommercial place in cyberspace for mediators to discuss practice issues with peers and mentors. For more details see www.mediationworks.com.

SECOND MEXICAN NATIONAL CONFERENCE ADDRESSING MEDIATION
MEXICO CITY, SEPT. 9-14 The Second Mexican National Conference, which will focus on mediation, be held September 9th - 14th, 2002, in Mexico City, Mexico. This conference will be held in Spanish and is being hosted by the Tribunal Superior de Justicia del Distrito Federal. There is also a call for roundtable presentations where mediation is connected to the judicial system. The conference web site is housed at the Supreme Court's web page (click on the brown Aztec medallion icon). For more information, contact Thelma Butts Griggs, (520) 529-2329.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR MISSOURI AFCC LUNCH AND LEARN SESSION
CLAYTON, MO, SEPT. 18 The Organizing Committee for Missouri Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is sponsoring its St. Louis Area Lunch and Learn Series, presenting "Spite and Malice: Not in the Best Interest of the Child" on Sept. 18, from noon to 1:30 pm at 121 S. Meramec, Rm. 1012 in Clayton, MO. The presenters will be Baker Symes, MA, and Lee Streett, MA. For more information about the presenters and their practice, see www.kidsinthemiddle.org. CLE credit will be granted. For more information about the presentation, contact Andrea Clark at or Ellen Cowell. Future sessions will be "Innovative Ideas for the Family Court" on November 13 and "Sexual Orientation and Parenting" on January 8, 2003.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEDIATION COORDINATOR
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE The Agriculture National Marketing Services of the Maryland Department of Agriculture is seeking a mediation coordinator to assist with the daily activities of the agricultural mediation program, meet with potential users of mediation services, distribute promotional materials, and draft grant funding requests. Closing date for applications is September 6. For more information, see the binder in Room 206 or call (410) 841-5840.

PROJECT COORDINATOR / TRAINER
PITTSBURGH MEDIATION CENTER The Pittsburgh Mediation Center is seeking a qualified individual to lead a new project providing conflict resolution training and developing capacity in Allegheny County's Department of Human Services Regional Service Centers. The deadline for application is September 15. For more details, see the binder in 206 Hulston or contact Assistant Director Marc A. Booker.

AFCC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is searching for an executive director. A full description of this position is posted on the AFCC web site under "Job Announcement." Applications must be received no later than October 10.