CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 4, Issue 25 - March 26, 2004

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE PROGRAM INCLUDES ROGER CARTER
APRIL 15-17, NEW YORK, NY In an earlier issue of the e-newsletter we mentioned that the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference in New York, NY on April 15-17 would feature several LL.M. graduates as presenters. Unfortunately, we failed to mention that Roger Carter (’02) also will be a presenter. We apologize for this omission.

PROF. RISKIN AND MINDFULNESS IN ABA JOURNAL
Steven Keeva’s article in the March 2004 issue of the ABA Journal, "A Mindful Law Practice, Lawyers Stay Calm and Focused with the Help of a Meditation Technique," talks about the use of mindfulness meditation by lawyers. Keeva describes Prof. Leonard Riskin as an internationally known expert in alternative dispute resolution and trainer in mindfulness meditation.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

COMMUNITY MEDIATION CENTER OFFERING CONFLICT RESOLUTION TRAINING
APRIL AND MAY, INDEPENDENCE, MO The Community Mediation Center of Independence, MO is offering Level I Interpersonal conflict resolution training, April 6, 8, 13 & 15 (5-8 pm each evening). Level II training will be offered April 20, 22, 27, 29, May 4 & 6 (5-8 pm each evening). Contact Sharon Hannah at (816) 833-4300 x 227 or e-mail: indep_cmc@yahoo.com.

M.A.R.C.H. MEDIATION OFFERS ADVANCED MEDIATION TRAINING
APRIL 16, ST. LOUIS, MO M.A.R.C.H. Mediation presents "Advanced Mediation Training, Breaking the Impasse with High Conflict Families." This one-day conference will feature, Nina Meierding, mediator, trainer, and attorney. The conference will be held at St. Louis University School of Law. For more information call (816) 792-9989.

HEARTLAND MEDIATORS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
APRIL 16-17, OVERLAND PARK, KS The Heartland Mediators Association annual conference, "Building Healthier Communities: Advanced Tools for Reducing the Cost of Human Conflict," will be April 16-17. Presenters will be Stuart Webb, founder of the collaborative law movement, and Dr. Fred Luskin, author of "Forgive for Good." Advanced registration ends March 31. Call (913) 381-4458 or e-mail: mediation@grapevine.net.

IOWA ASSOCIATION FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE
APRIL 22-23, DES MOINES, IA The Iowa Association for Dispute Resolution conference, "Bridging Troubled Waters: Conflict Resolution from the Heart," will be held April 22-23. This year’s presenter is University of British Columbia Professor Michelle LeBaron. For a brochure e-mail: slunning@netins.net or visit http://www.iowaadr.org/.

AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION PROGRAM
APRIL 23, ST. LOUIS, MO The American Arbitration Association announces its upcoming program, "Safeguarding the Award, Top Strategies for Protecting an Arbitration Award from Vacatur," presented by Gerald Fowler, professor, St. Louis University and neutral, American Arbitration Association. The program will be from 8:30 to 10:00 am on April 23, at the American Arbitration Association office, 100 North Broadway, Suite 1820, St. Louis, MO 63102. For details on registering, call Jennifer Romano at (314) 621-7175.

ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION ARBITRATION TRAINING INSTITUTE
MAY 19-22, SAN FRANCISCO, CA The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution presents "The First Annual Arbitration Training Institute, A Comprehensive Training in Commercial Arbitration." The institute will be held at Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA on May 19-22.

COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW TRAINING
MAY 20-21, ST. LOUIS, MO The Collaborative Family Law Association is sponsoring the Collaborative Family Law Training, "The Art of Collaborative Law," featuring Chip Rose, JD, mediator, trainer, and attorney. This training will be held on Thurs., May 20 and Fri., May 21 at St. Louis University School of Law. Call (636) 947-9273 for more information.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU
The BBB of Eastern Missouri/Southern Illinois is looking for volunteer telephone mediators. BB provides training and supervision. Call (314) 645-3300 or e-mail: bbb@easternmissouri-southernillinois.bbb.org.