The Value of Mediation and Arbitration in Healthcare CLE (Webinar, June 5 2019)

ADR Section and Southern District of New York Chapter Complimentary CLE & Cocktails - Grasping Victory with an Open Hand: Effective Representation in Mediation (New York, NY, May 16, 2019)
Enjoy an interactive discussion in which experienced mediators engage with representatives in mediation to explore how to enhance the effectiveness of client representation in mediation. See the agenda and list of speakers here and register here

ADR Section/Litigation Section Sponsorship of the Cardozo/Touro Law Symposium on the New Singapore Convention Enforcement of Mediated Settlement Agreements (New York, NY, March 18, 2019)
On March 18, 2019, please join the FBA Litigation and ADR Sections at Cardozo Law School, for a symposium to celebrate and explore The New Singapore Convention on Mediated Settlements. The need for the Convention and its significance, the role of UNCITRAL, legal issues surrounding mediated settlements, and key issues debated in the Convention’s adoption will be explored. A reference book will be developed on the new UN Singapore Convention on Mediated Settlements as a result of the Symposium which the FBA Litigation and ADR Sections' sponsorship will also support. The book—to be published as a dedicated issue of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution—will cover keys topics relevant to any country considering adopting the Mediation Convention. Most of its chapters will be written by authors who served as delegates at the UN during the drafting of the Convention.
CLE credits will be available. Register here!

Sponsorship of the 25th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference
(Seattle, WA, March 28, 29, 2019)
The Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference has been jointly organized and presented by the Washington State Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and the University of Washington School of Law since it was first held in 1993.
Every year, the conference features a wide variety of dispute resolution topics in more than 50 sessions covering negotiation, mediation, arbitration, communication, and other skills applicable to dispute resolution and conflict engagement since its inception, the Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference has offered timely and relevant programming to promote the use of dispute resolution and conflict engagement. Every year, it provides compelling presentations and practical skills for attorney advocates, mediators, and other professionals. Attendees of the Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference praise the quality of the presentations and the high level of organization, citing “the wide variety of topics”, “the practical advice from experienced mediators”, and “the great and inspiring speakers.” In addition, the conference has become a much-anticipated and invaluable networking opportunity for speakers and attendees.
CLE credits will be available. Register here!

Participation in the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution's Spring Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota April 10 - 12)
FBA ADR Section Secretary has organized two presentations along with the Young Professionals' Committee of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution entitled, "ADR and Access to Justice - Are We Reaching Rural America," and "Commercial Demand for Diversity in ADR - The Legal Economy as a Catalyst for Social Change." Program information, including pre-eminent national leaders in the legal field are provided below:

ADR and Access to Justice - Are We Reaching Rural America?
Despite the growing use of alternative dispute resolution in America, there are many barriers to the use and promotion of alternative dispute resolution in many areas of the country. Rural America, as defined by the members of this Panel, might be one such population. Leaders from state ADR Commissions will discuss their state’s work in providing alternative dispute resolution across their populations - including rural America.

Hon. Jeffrey McElroy, New Mexico ADR Commission
Tracy Johnson, Georgia ADR Commission
Jennifer Jones-Taylor, Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts

Commercial Demand for Diversity in ADR - The Legal Economy As A Catalyst for Social Change.
More and more, corporations are branding themselves and instituting policies highlighting their initiatives for diversity. Ten years ago had anyone ever heard of a Diversity and Inclusion Officer? Today, a corporation risks negative repercussions for not having one. So too, does the legal field. Look no further than the ABA's passage of the Section's Resolution on Diversity in the Choosing of Neutrals adopted by the ABA House of Delegates. In response to the ever-increasing awareness and demand for diversity, join leaders in the field as they discuss the demand for diversity in ADR and what that means for the legal economy and society at-large.

Joel Stern, National Association for Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele, Arbitrator Wong-Fleming
Govinda Jayasinghe, RealNetworks

Moderator: Bryan J. Branon, Esq.

Register here!

FBA ADR Section Webinar:  "The Value of Mediation and Arbitration in Healthcare"
May 1, 2:30 ET
Mary Austin, Marcia Adelson, Lisa Brown
Registration through the FBA


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