CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 8, Issue 14 - March 28, 2008

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

CSDR DIRECTOR BOB BAILEY TO SPEAK TO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ARBITRATORS
Bob Bailey, CSDR director and assistant dean, will speak to the National Academy of Arbitrators for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service on April 11 in Chicago. 

PROF. JOHN LANDE TO GIVE TALKS ON COOPERATIVE LEGAL PRACTICE
Prof. John Lande has been giving talks based on his study of Cooperative Lawyers in Wisconsin.  He will give presentations at the Seattle law firm, McKinley Irvin, on April 2, at the annual conference of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution on April 6, on a conference call CLE to Colorado dispute resolution practitioners on April 9, at the Connecticut Bar Foundation / Quinnipiac Law School ADR Symposium on May 16, at the annual conference of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts on May 29, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association ADR Committee on July 2.  He previously gave talks on this subject to the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Wisconsin Divorce Cooperation Institute, and the Harvard Program on Negotiation.  For more information about Cooperative Practice, see http://www.law.missouri.edu/lande/publications.htm#ccl. Additional materials will be posted there in the coming weeks.

Anyone may participate in the April 9 conference call without cost (other than one's own phone charges). It will take place at 1 pm Central Time. To participate, call 1-218-486-1300 and enter the code 521887. There will be a chat room operating at the same time as the conference call, though it is not necessary to be in the chat room to participate in the call. Free registration is needed to participate in the chat room, which can be accessed at http://www.coadr.com/groups/.

PROF. JOHN LANDE WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 
Prof. John Lande will participate in International Mediation Leadership Summit, “Forging a Global Dispute Resolution Profession,” which will take place on Oct. 31 in The Hague in The Netherlands. The Summit will be co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, in collaboration with ACB Group-Netherlands, ADR Center-Rome, and the International Mediation Institute.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

LL.M. STUDENTS AND ALUMNI PARTICIPATE IN MISSOURI MEDIATION MONTH CEREMONY
Several MU Law School alumni and students attended the “Missouri Mediation Month” ceremony held March 12, led by Gov. Matt Blunt. Attendees included Jim Reeves (LLM ’04), chair, ADR Committee, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; current LL.M. student Martha Halvordson, and Stephanie Sloggett-O’Dell (LL.M. ’07), both members of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association ADR Committee. The Governor’s proclamation commends the increasingly important role of mediation in “fostering communication and cooperation…offering a forum for creative options…and providing a less costly and less time-consuming alternative to litigation… .” 

MARTHA HALVORDSON APPOINTED TO AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION ROSTER
LL.M. student Martha Halvordson has been appointed to the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators.  Congratulations, Martha!

JANE ANN LANDRUM OPENS NEW PRACTICE
Jane Ann Landrum (LL.M. ’02) recently opened a new practice, Landrum Law LLC, where she is working in the civil trial field, and plans to include mediation and arbitration in her new practice. Congratulations, Jane!

STEPHANIE SLOGGETT-O’DELL JOINS CIVIL ALTERNATIVES
Stephanie Sloggett-O'Dell (LL.M. ’07), a labor relations expert, recently joined the firm of Civil Alternatives. Martha Halvordson, is co-founder and managing partner of Civil Alternatives, Inc., a full-service alternative dispute resolution firm with offices in Kansas City and Los Angeles. Congratulations, Stephanie and Martha !

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

THE SALTMAN CENTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION OFFERS WEBCASTS
The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has recently hosted talks that are now available as webcasts. Several of these talks were part of the Peace in the Desert Lecture Series. CSDR Senior Fellow Prof. Jean R. Sternlight is the director of the Saltman Center. To view the webcasts, see http://www.law.unlv.edu/media_Events.html.

ABA SECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW PRESENTS TELECONFERENCE / WEBCAST
APRIL 11 , 3:30 PM EASTERN TIME
The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law will provide a teleconference and audio webcast of its 23rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, “The Federal Circuit’s Appellate Mediation Program,” on Fri., April 11 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm eastern time. See, http://www.abanet.org/cle/programs/t08mmp1.html for registration information.

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO COMPETITION
The City University of New York Dispute Resolution Consortium at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, announces an international competition for short videos of up to 60 seconds using any of the themes in the 24 “Make Talk Work,” bookmarks. To see sample images of the bookmarks, go to http://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/dispute. This video project, which is funded by the JAMS Foundation, seeks to increase public awareness about dispute resolution. For competition and guidelines and information, go to http://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/dispute. Submission deadline: April 15.

HEARTLAND MEDIATORS ASSOCIATION HOSTS SPRING CONFERENCE
APRIL 24-25, OVERLAND PARK, KS
The Heartland Mediators Association hosts its spring conference on April 24-25 in Overland Park, KS. LL.M. student Martha Halvordson and Stephanie Sloggett O’Dell (LL.M. ’07) will be leading one of the sessions, “When Lawyers Play Hardball: Recognizing and Responding to Hard Bargaining Tactics.” For more information on the conference, see www.HeartlandMediators.org.

THIRD NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE FOR MINORITY PROFESSIONALS IN ADR
JUNE 2-6, COLUMBUS, OH
Capital University Law School is sponsoring the Third National Training Institute for Minority Professionals in Alternative Dispute Resolution on June 2-6, in Columbus, OH. For details on the training, see www.law.capital.edu/adr.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Search for Common Ground, an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict, seeks a program director. For details on the position, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. For details on the organization see www.sfcg.org. Application deadline: May 6.

DEPENDENCY / DELINQUENCY MEDIATOR, PIMA COUNTY JUVENILE COURT CENTER
TUCSON, AZ
The Pima County Juvenile Court Center seeks a dependency delinquency mediator. For a complete job description, e-mail Humanresources@pcjcc.pima.gov.

MEDIATION SPECIALIST, HONDA MOTOR CO.
TORRANCE, CA
Honda Motor Co. seeks a mediation specialist. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.