CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 7, Issue 13 - March 9, 2007

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

COLORADO ETHICS OPINION CITES PROF. LANDE’S ARTICLES
The Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee’s Opinion 115, “Ethical Considerations in the Collaborative and Cooperative Law Contexts,” cites two articles by Prof. John Lande. This opinion essentially holds that Collaborative Law is unethical per se under Colorado ethical rules, but Cooperative Law may be practiced consistent with the rules. (In both processes, the parties and attorneys explicitly agree on negotiation procedures at the outset of a case. Typically these procedural agreements involve full-disclosure of relevant information and use of interest-based negotiation procedures. Collaborative Law involves a “disqualification agreement,” which disqualifies both Collaborative Lawyers from representing the parties if they decide to litigate. Cooperative Law does not include a disqualification agreement.) Lande’s articles about Collaborative Law also have been cited in ethics opinions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

PAUL LADEHOFF GIVES PRESENTATION ON NEGOTIATION
Paul Ladehoff gave a presentation, “Negotiation Tips,” at the MU Law School’s event -- “Meet the Practitioners: A Small Firm and Public Interest Expo” on March 8. Paul is the CSDR training coordinator and director of the MU Campus Mediation Service.

PAULA YOUNG JOINS VIRGINIA ETHICS COMMITTEE
The Office of Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia has invited Paula Young (’03) to join the Ethics Committee of the Division of Dispute Resolution Services for the purpose of revising the standards of conduct that apply to all certified mediators in Virginia. Virginia is one of 17 states with a mandatory ethics code.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

PLEA BARGAINING CONFERENCE AT MARQUETTE LAW SCHOOL
APRIL 14, MILWAUKEE, WI
Marquette Law School is holding a conference on plea bargaining, “Understanding and Improving Dispute Resolution in Criminal Law.” The conference will be in Milwaukee on April 14. For details, see http://law.marquette.edu/cgi-bin/site.pl?2130&pageID=3229.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

COORDINATOR, PENINSULA CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER
SAN MATEO, CA
The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center seeks a full-time coordinator of the family mediation program. For details, see http://www.pcrcweb.org/about/FamMedCoordJobDesc.pdf. Application review begins immediately.

CLINICAL FACULTY, FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL
NEW YORK, NY
Fordham Law School invites applications for a contract clinical faculty position to teach in the security arbitration clinic. For details, see http://law.academickeys.com/seeker_job_display.php?dothis=display&job[IDX]=9202-LW88070305. Application deadline: Feb. 26; however, we just received notification of this opening. Please e-mail the selection committee noted on the web page regarding your interest.