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BOB BAILEY CHOSEN FOR COLUMBIA VISIONING PROJECT
The group overseeing the Columbia community visioning project has chosen 15 volunteers to help guide it. Prof. Bob Bailey, director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, is among the volunteers. The Vision Committee will be responsible for helping to guide the visioning process, and members will serve on citizen topic groups to be formed later. See http://www.showmenews.com/2006/Nov/20061101News013.asp.
PHIL HARTER SPEAKS AT IOWA STATE BAR SEMINAR
Prof. Phil Harter gave a presentation on Oct. 20 at the Iowa State Bar Association Environment and Natural Resources Annual Seminar. His topic was “Using ADR in Environmental Matters – Resolving Dispute and Setting Policy.”
STEVE EASTON PRESENTS AT BOONE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Prof. Steve Easton presented a one-hour ethics CLE program titled “Would You Like Fries with That? ... and Other Sentences You Want to Keep Out of Your Professional Vocabulary" at the Boone County Bar Association meeting on Wed., Nov. 8. The BCBA Newsletter is available on-line at http://www.bocomobar.org/news.htm.
LEN RISKIN VISITS SUFFOLK LAW SCHOOL
On Nov. 8-9, Prof. Len Riskin was the distinguished visiting professor at Suffolk Law School in Boston, Mass.
RICHARD REUBEN SPEAKS AT WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF MEDIATORS
On Nov. 16, Prof. Richard Reuben spoke at the Wisconsin Association of Mediators Annual Meeting on the Uniform Mediation Act.
JOHN BLANKENSHIP PUBLISHES ARTICLE
LL.M. student John Blankenship recently published “Developing Your ADR Attitude: A template for Adaptive ADR,” in the November 2006 issue of the Tennessee Bar Journal. The article argues that dispute resolution process es should be fashioned to fit disputes, rather than the reverse. This article was adapted from the paper he wrote for his LL.M. Major Research Project.
AMRITA CHADHA SELECTED FOR INTERNSHIP
LL.M. student Amrita Chadha has been selected for the internship program with the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution in New York City. She will begin her internship after she finishes her coursework in May. This externship program is funded through the generosity of the Blackwell Sanders law firm in Kansas City. Congratulations Amrita!
MEDIATION OPENINGS, STANISLAUS COUNTY MEDIATION CENTER
The Stanislaus County (California) Mediation Center has two full-time mediation openings in its Modesto office. The center is a newly created project, jointly administered by Project Sentinel and the Better Business Bureau of Central California, two nonprofit agencies. The positions are an in-court mediator and a mediation case manager. For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROGRAM MANAGER, MERCY CORPS
Mercy Corps Somalia Conflict Mitigation seek s a program manager. The program manager will assume a leadership role in the development and application of a conflict mitigation / peace building strategy for Mercy Corps. This is a one-year appointment. Application deadline: Dec. 22. For details, see http://www.mercycorps.org/aboutus/jobs.