CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 3, Issue 24 - March 7, 2003

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

VALERIE HOWARD BURKE WILL BE A BROWNBAG GUEST TALKING ABOUT VICTIM-OFFENDER MEDIATION
MON., MAR. 10, 3 PM, ROOM 109 Valerie Howard Burke will be our guest in a brownbag conversation on Monday, March 10, at 3 p.m. in Room 109. She is in a private legal practice in Kansas City, working primarily in family and juvenile law. She is an approved mediator for Clay County and Jackson County Circuit Courts and a contract mediator for the MARCH and RESPECT programs and has mediated more than 250 cases. She is also an experienced trainer, having provided advanced training in Victim/Offender Mediation and served as a coach for mediator training at Johnson County Community College and for the Clay County Circuit Court. All are welcome to attend this session. Cookies will be provided.

AUTHOR BARRY WERTH HEADS PANEL AT LAW SCHOOL
FRI., APRIL 11, 1-3 PM, ROOM 112 (COURTROOM) On Fri., April 11, 1-3 p.m., Barry Werth will head a panel discussion on his book, Damages in connection with the course focusing on the book. The book describes an actual medical malpractice case from the perspectives of the attorneys and parties and includes accounts of two mediations. The discussion will take place in the courtroom, Room 112. All are invited to attend.

CROSS-CULTURAL CONVERSATION GROUP FOR STUDENTS FORMING
Lynn Malley (LL.M. í03) will facilitate a Conversation Hour most Tuesdays during March and April for graduate students who would like chat with students from other countries. The purpose of these conversations is to give international students the opportunity to use their English in informal settings and to give American students the opportunity to learn about other cultures. These conversation hours will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Conley House. For more information, e-mail Lynn.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION PROGRAM ON DRAFTING DR CLAUSES
MAR. 11, ST. LOUIS The American Arbitration Association is presenting a program program, "Drafting Effective Dispute Resolution Clauses" featuring Joseph Colagiovanni, Bryan Cave, LLP, and Neutral, American Arbitration Association. This program will take place at the American Arbitration Association, 100 N. Broadway, Suite 1820 in St. Louis. For more information or to register, call Jennifer Romano at (314) 621-7175. There is more information in the binder in 206 Hulston.

ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT COMMUNITY WORKS
APRIL 5 AND 12, COLUMBIA The Alternatives to Violence Project offers experiential workshops in prisons, schools and the community to encourage personal growth and empower individuals to lead nonviolent lives through affirmation, respect for all, community building, cooperation and conflict resolution. There will be a community workshop all day on two consecutive Saturdays, April 5 and 12. There is an informational meeting on March 16 from 2-4 p.m. For more information, call Linda Wohleber at (573) 442-5777.

OMBUDSMAN ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
MAY 18-23, ORLANDO, FL The Ombudsman Associationís Nineteenth Annual Conference will be held May 18-23 in Orlando, FL.

ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE RESEARCH/STUDY TEAM ON NONVIOLENT CHANGE AND ANNUAL INFORMATION EXCHANGE
MAY 18-23, WILLIAMSBURG, VA The Organization Development Institute will hold its annual Research/Study Team on Nonviolent Change and its Annual Information Exchange on May 18-23 in Williamsburg, VA.

FIRST AFRICAN CONTINENTAL SEMINAR ON HUMAN RESOURCES AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
JUNE 23-27, ACCRA, GHANA The Gamey Academy of Mediation is sponsoring the First African Continental Seminar on Human Resources and Conflict Resolution on June 23-27 in Accra, Ghana. For more information, visit the web site or send e-mail to contact@ggamed.com.

ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE ANNUAL O.D. WORLD CONGRESS AND O.D. NETWORKS
JULY 14-19, TILAJARI, COSTA RICA The Organization Development Institute will hold its Annual O.D. World Congress and O.D. Networks on July 14-19 in Tilajari, Costa Rica.

SECOND ASIA PACIFIC MEDIATION FORUM
NOV. 19-22, SINGAPORE The Asia Pacific Mediation Forum is sponsoring the Second Asia Pacific Mediation Forum, "Developing a Mediation Culture," in Singapore on Nov. 19-22. For an application for APMF membership, call for papers, early registration, draft program, or accommodations, see www.unisa.edu.au/cmrg/apmf or www.sisv.org.sg.

CALL FOR PAPERS CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW CONFERENCE ON "PREVENTING AND SOLVING LEGAL PROBLEMS CREATIVELY"
MAR. 4-6, 2004, SAN DIEGO, CA The California Western School of Law will hold its second international conference exploring problem solving and preventive approaches to law, lawyering, and judging. The conference is titled, "Preventing and Solving Legal Problems Creatively" and will be held March 4-6, 2004 at the Law School. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 30, 2003. For more details see the web sites or contact Karen Miller via e-mail or by calling (619) 525-1691.

FREE E-NEWSLETTERS AVAILABLE
The Mediation Network of North Carolina has launched a free e-newsletter. Click here - January 2003 - for the January issue. To subscribe to future newsletters, go to the MNNC web site and scroll down to the "Subscribe Me" box in the left column.

The Building Collaborative Communities newsletter is a free publication. Go to the web site to subscribe. For more information, contact Bill Potapchuk of the Community Building Institute by e-mail or by calling (703) 425-6296.

UPDATED FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE WEB SITE
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service recently launched its newly redesigned web site.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE DIRECTOR, TREASURY COMPLAINT CENTER
DALLAS, TX The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is hiring the director of the Treasury Complaint Center office in Dallas, TX. The closing date for applications is March 13. For more information, see the binder in 206 Hulston.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
UTICA, NY A small not-for-profit agency involved in ADR and child advocacy seeks an executive director. They prefer a master's degree and experience with not-for-profit agencies as well as budgeting, grant writing, fund development and public relations. Applicants should send a resume postmarked by March 14 to PO Box 708, Utica, NY 13503.

APPELLATE MEDIATOR, NEW MEXICO COURT OF APPEALS
The New Mexico Court of Appeals is hiring a full-time appellate mediator in Santa Fe, NM. For details, see the binder in 206 Hulston. To apply, send resume, cover letter, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to NM Court of Appeals, Attn: Richard Becker, P.O. Box 2008, Santa Fe, NM 87504. The application must be received by 4:00 p.m. on March 21.