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CENTER SPONSORS SYMPOSIUM ON INNOVATIVE MODELS OF LAWYERING
MU LAW SCHOOL COURTROOM, FRI., OCT. 12, 1-5 PM
The Center is sponsoring a symposium entitled “Innovative Models of Lawyering: Collaborative Law and Other Processes,” on Friday, Oct. 12, from 1-5 pm. David Hoffman, the founding partner of the Boston Law Collaborative, LLC, and a former chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, will give the keynote presentation, entitled, “Practicing Law as Form of Dispute Resolution: Towards a Unified Field Theory of ADR.” Prof. John Lande will present the results of his empirical study of Cooperative Practice in Wisconsin and Center Director Robert Bailey and Prof. Stephen Easton will moderate discussions. There is no charge to attend and a reception will follow immediately after the symposium. Articles based on the presentations will be published in the Journal of Dispute Resolution, including an article by Lawrence P. McLellan (LLM ’06) based on papers he wrote for LL.M. courses. For more information, see http://law.missouri.edu/cle/program-descrip/descrip08/innovativelawyeringsymposium.pdf (PDF).
PROF. JEAN STERNLIGHT PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ADR AND LAW
Prof. Jean R. Sternlight , Professor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Senior Fellow of the Center, published “Is Alternative Dispute Resolution Consistent With the Rule Of Law? Lessons from Abroad,” 56 DePaul Law Review 569 (2007). She argues that by “labeling ADR projects as rule of law projects and using them to achieve or work toward peace, perhaps we are beginning to recognize that our definition of justice ought to be broadened to include harmony and social equality as well as individual rights.”
ADR ADVISOR, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
The Department of Defense seeks an alternative dispute resolution advisor to manage the activities of the collaborative resolution program for equal employment opportunity complaints and other employment-related disputes for the Office of Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and Defense Agencies and Field Activities serviced by Washington Headquarters Services. Application deadline: Aug. 13.
CONCILIATION SPECIALIST, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
The Northeast/Caribbean Region of the Community Relations Service, U.S. Department of Justice, headquartered in lower Manhattan, NY, seeks a conciliation specialist. Application deadline: Aug. 13.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY BOARDS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Community Boards of San Francisco seeks an executive director. Application deadline: Aug. 15.
CHIEF CIRCUIT MEDIATOR, U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seek a chief circuit mediator to manage the mediation program. Application deadline: Aug. 20.