CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 3, Issue 30 - May 16, 2003

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDIATORS HONORS PROF. LEONARD RISKIN
On May 9, the International Academy of Mediators, a very elite group of mediators, bestowed its Award of Excellence on Prof. Len Riskin. Prior recipients have been quite prestigious: Attorney General Janet Reno, Former CIA and FBI Director William Webster, and founder of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution Jim Henry. The Academy graciously invited LL.M. faculty and students to attend the dinner. Profs. John Lande and Art Hinshaw, and LL.M. students and alumni Suzanne Curran Carney, Maureen Dickmann, Pamela Muduwa Mafabi, Lynn Malley, Carol Marinho, Sharanya Rao, and Huiqun "Cindy" Zhu all gave moving testimonials about Lenís contributions to the dispute resolution field and to them personally.

PROF. JEAN STERNLIGHT PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON SYSTEM OF ADR
Prof. Jean Sternlight published an article entitled, "ADR is Here: Preliminary Reflection on Where it Fits in a System of Justice," 3 Nevada Law Journal 289 (2003). This article synthesizes insights from apparently conflicting views of the ADR field.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

AAA PROGRAM ON DRAFTING AGREEMENTS
JUNE 6, ST. LOUIS The American Arbitration Association is presenting a program, "Arbitration and Mediation Agreements Drafting Techniques," featuring Robert D. Litz, GE Commercial Distribution Finance Corp. and AAA neutral. This program will be 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.

ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION FORUM
JUNE 30-JULY 1, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND The Second Forum on Online Dispute Resolution will be held by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on June 30-July 1 in Geneva, Switzerland. Click on the following links for more information about the program and registration.

FLORIDA AFCC PRESENTS PARENTING FORUM
AUG. 15-16, ORLANDO, FL The Florida chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is sponsoring the Florida Parenting Coordination Training and Legislative Forum. The Forum will be in Orlando, FL on Aug. 15-16.

WORKSHOP IN ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
OCT. 1-3, PITTSBURGH, PA A workshop on online dispute resolution will be part of the 5th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, which will be Oct. 1-3 in Pittsburgh, PA. The paper submission deadline is June 1.

CALL FOR PRESENTERS AFCC FALL REGIONAL CONFERENCE

NOV. 13-15, ST. LOUIS The Fall 2003 Regional Conference of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts will be in St. Louis on Nov. 13-15. This conference entitled, "High Conflicts, Low Budgets," is about collaborative, cost-effective and preventative interventions for separating and divorcing families. Those interested in presenting should contact AFCC, 6515 Grand Teton Plaza, Suite 210, Madison, WI 53719, Fax: (608) 664-3751. The proposal deadline is July 1. AFCC offers a reduced registration fee for conference presenters.