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PROF. JOHN LANDE WAS QUOTED IN ABA JOURNAL ARTICLE ABOUT COLLABORATIVE LAW
Prof. John Lande was quoted in an article in the May 2006 issue of the ABA Journal entitled, “Collaborative Counselors: Newest ADR Option Wins Converts, While Suffering Some Growing Pains,” which is available online at http://www.abanet.org/journal/redesign/06fcle.html. The article quotes him as raising concerns about collaborative practitioners' attentiveness to clients' goals and whether clients are pressured excessively. The ABA Journal will publish a letter clarifying his views, which will state that that he does not advocate “scrapping” the disqualification agreement as implied by the article. The letter states, “In fact, I advocate that collaborative practitioners offer clients the option of cooperative practice (i.e., structured negotiation without a disqualification agreement) in addition to collaborative law — as the Mid-Missouri Collaborative & Cooperative Law Association does — not merely instead of it.” The MMCCLA includes many MU graduates, including LLM grad Stephen Stark (JD '86, LLM '00) and LLM student Anna Lingo (JD '89). For more information about MMCCLA, see http://www.mmccla.org/.
BOBBI MCADOO AND PAULA YOUNG HEAD UP ABA SUBCOMMITTEE
Prof. Bobbi McAdoo (former director of the LL.M. Program, now at Hamline University School of Law ) and Paula Young ('03) are co-chairs of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution subcommittee to develop an ethics advisory opinion database. Paula recently published a related article, "Take it or Leave It. Lump it or Grieve It: Designing Mediator Complaint Systems That Protect Mediators, Unhappy Parties, Attorneys, Courts, the Process, and the Field," 21 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 721 (2006). This article provides a great deal of information about which states have ethics codes, issue ethics advisory opinions, have complaint procedures and publish grievance dispositions. The subcommittee wants to identify all states with ethics codes and is researching information about state ethics codes.
ANDREA BRAEUTIGAM ACCEPTS POSITION
Andrea Braeutigam ('05) recently accepted a full-time position as program manager at the Institute for Issue Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution at Oklahoma State University. The Institute is a program of the Seretean Wellness Center at OSU and provides mediation, facilitation and other dispute resolution services statewide in agricultural, environmental and rural living issues. Andrea will mediate, facilitate, design programs, teach and train in several areas of dispute resolution. She says that her LL.M. education and degree was instrumental in getting the position. Congratulations Andrea!
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE SPRING 2007
The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Ninth Annual Conference, “ADR in Bloom,” will be April 25-28 in Washington, DC. Program submission deadline: Sept. 1. For details, see www.abanet.org/dispute and then scroll down to the link for the Request for Proposals.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “ENGAGING THE OTHER”
OCT. 26-29, KALAMAZOO, MI
A conference ”Engaging The Other: T he Power of Compassion” will be Oct. 26-29 in Kalamazoo, MI. The conference is sponsored by the Common Bond Institute along with co-sponsors the HARMONY Institute, the International Humanistic Psychology Association, the Fetzer Institute, and Western Michigan University. For details see www.cbiworld.org.
DIRECTOR, GEORGIA OFFICE OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The Georgia Supreme Court's Commission on Dispute Resolution seeks a director of the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. For details, see godrdirectorposition.org/. Application deadline: July 7.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, VCS CENTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION
NEW YORK, NY
The VCS Center for Conflict Resolution seeks a program director to support the center's ADR programs. For details, see www.volunteercounselingservice.org/employment.htm.
OMBUDS MANAGER, GE HEALTHCARE
GE Healthcare seeks an ombuds manager. For more information on GE Healthcare see www.gehealthcare.com. For details on this position, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.