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  • Association for Conflict Resolution Houston - Home
    Links Job Postings Contact Us Manousso Student Scholarship Scholarship Application 2013 Scholarship Awards Donation Email Password Remember me Forgot password Welcome to ACR Houston A professional organization dedicated to the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution The Association for Conflict Resolution Houston ACRH is a non pr ofit organization dedicated to promoting alternative dispute resolution ADR and conflict management supporting and developing ADR professionals and educating our community about the many uses and benefits of ADR Become a Member today Check our Announcements and our Community News pages for information about events in the community that will be of interest and value to our members Also check out our Facebook page and our Twitter activity Like us and follow us to stay tuned in to all the exciting upcoming programs mixers and educational events Upcoming ACRH Events There are no upcoming ACRH events Calendar of ACRH Events Section Blog Updates Free call featuring Jim and Jori Manske TEACHING PEACE IN SCHOOLS 31 Jan 2016 10 33 PM Richard Myers Association for Conflict Resolution Houston ACRH Chapter Membership Reception 03 Feb 2015 4 52 PM Richard Myers Elder Mediation Benefits 20 Nov 2014 12 19 AM Dr Barbara Manousso More

    Original URL path: http://www.acrhouston.org/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution Houston - About Us
    Resolution is the international organization for alternative dispute resolution professionals a professional organization dedicated to the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution The Association for Conflict Resolution Houston Chapter ACRH a non profit organization dedicated to promoting alternative dispute resolution ADR and conflict management supports and develops professionals while educating our community about the many uses and benefits of ADR ACRH is comprised of mediators lawyers arbitrators doctors facilitators

    Original URL path: http://www.acrhouston.org/about-ACR-Houston (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution Houston - Officers and Board of Directors
    2 015 Officers President Melissa Back JD Immediate Past President Judge Josefina Rendon JD President elect Fran Brochstein JD Vice President and Treasurer Victoria McClain Secretary Marilyn Myers 2015 Board Director 2015 Dr Barbara Manousso Director 2015 Victoria McClain Director 2015 Dick Myers Director 2015 Marilyn Myers Director 2015 and 2016 Jeff Aresty JD Director 2015 and 2016 River Dunavin Director 2015 and 2016 H Adil Gokturk Director 2015 and

    Original URL path: http://www.acrhouston.org/about-us/officers-and-board-of-directors (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution Houston - Committees
    Committee Objective To deliver quality events training and social opportunities that meet the needs and expectations of ACRH members Chairperson Dr Barbara Sunderland Manousso Members Lori LaConta and Andrea Cooper Diversity and Equity Representativ e Objective To make sure that all programs and committees reflect the diversity of society Ms McClain is also a national representative Chairperson Victoria McClain Member Jeff Aresty Membership Objective To get to know our members

    Original URL path: http://www.acrhouston.org/about-us/committees (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution Houston - News About ACR Houston
    the Family Law category Read more Add comment More on the Pro Se Issue 16 Apr 2012 12 48 PM Richard Myers Administrator Jeff Kilgore has received the following notice and asked that it be posted for reference by those following this issue April 16 2012 Texas Family Lawyers The Supreme Court Advisory Committee SCAC met last Friday and Saturday to review and debate the do it yourself divorce forms being considered by the Supreme Court for required acceptance in all courts Although observers expected the SCAC to vote on whether to recommend the forms no vote was taken The Family Law Section was represented at the meeting by District Judge Judy Warne Harris County Steve Bresnen and me Tom Vick of Weatherford reported on behalf of Solutions 2012 the task force appointed by State Bar President Bob Black to study and make recommendations regarding the issue of assisting indigent pro se litigants Prior to the meeting the SCAC received a detailed report of more than 80 defects in the proposed forms The report was prepared by the Family Law Section Texas Family Law Foundation Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists It was reviewed and endorsed by three current and former family law judges and 13 Board Certified Family Law Specialists The defects included constitutional violations conflicts with the Family Code and the Civil Practice and Remedies Code internally conflicting provisions between the instructions and the forms as well as the forms themselves Stewart Gagnon of Houston who proposed and chaired the task force that developed the proposed forms led the defense of them The SCAC s two day meeting allowed a clear demonstration that the nine month effort by the task force failed to provide forms that would be legally sufficient and produce enforceable results Members of the SCAC raised many questions about the forms Much of the discussion focused on the degree to which forms must adhere to statutes enacted by the Legislature and how far the wording instructions and content of any forms could deviate from the terminology of the Family Code Board Certified Family Law Specialist Richard Orsinger San Antonio and Dallas presented a report of the SCAC subcommittee that he chaired which also recognized numerous problems with the forms and proposed that their use be strictly limited if the Court decides to approve the use of any forms Patricia Baca a Tarrant County family lawyer testified against the forms pointing out questions of whether judicial immunity would be waived by the Court if it adopted the forms and that the Code of Judicial Conduct expressly prohibits judges from preparing pleadings except under limited circumstances Because the SCAC did not vote it is unclear what will happen next regarding the forms or how issues regarding pro se litigation will be addressed Whatever the final result two things are certain we have called into question the credibility of the work of the task force that created

    Original URL path: http://www.acrhouston.org/ACRHouston-news-re-members (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution Houston - FAQ
    I renew my membership Renewing is simple and can be done through the website Renewing assumes that you are already a member so the first step is to log in to the website Once logged in the site should recognize that your membership is due for renewal and provide a notice at the lower right side of your screen Clicking on that link will take you to your Profile where

    Original URL path: http://www.acrhouston.org/FAQ (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution Houston - Conflict Resolution Information
    website will serve to help us in this mission by providing information about the field and the different elements that constitute the practice of conflict resolution The practice of conflict resolution can take different forms Conflict resolution encompasses mediation arbitration conflict coaching facilitation reconciliation negotiation diplomacy and peace building What is Mediation Mediation is one of the better known forms of conflict resolution and features different styles of practice for

    Original URL path: http://www.acrhouston.org/Conflict-resolution (2016-02-12)
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  • Association for Conflict Resolution Houston - Mediation
    Sections Elder Care Helpful Links Job Postings Contact Us Manousso Student Scholarship Scholarship Application 2013 Scholarship Awards Donation Email Password Remember me Forgot password What is Mediation Mediation is an informal process in which a neutral third party with no power to impose a resolution helps disputing parties try to reach a mutually acceptable settlement Mediation Leads to Better Outcomes Saves time and money Avoids litigation Reduces emotional costs Direct party involvement Opens lines of communication Parties can go beyond legal scope of their dispute Parties can go beyond systematic trading of conventional settlement negotiation Settlements based on merits of disputes Mediator with expertise helps negotiate complex cases to achieve superior results Approaches to Mediation The Transformative Approac h is people oriented focusing on empowerment and recognition The mediator 1 helps the parties understand and analyze the different positions and perspectives brought to the conflict and 2 encourages the parties to discover and develop their own solutions The Facilitative Approach is process oriented and focuses on bringing parties together to communicate openly and freely about their conflict in effort to explore potential solutions The Evaluative Directional Approach is mediator oriented wherein the mediator evaluates the merits of the dispute and

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